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Twitter in Education and Industry: Kyle Low s1744990

Assignment by Kyle Low (s1744990) for WWW for Education (7131EPS) , Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia.

Kyle Low

on 15 April 2010

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Twitter for Education and Industry What is TWITTER? Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now. All it takes is a simple 140 character 'tweet' Twitter asks “what’s happening” and makes the answer spread across the globe to millions, immediately.
(http://twitter.com/about) Twitter in Education Twitter in Industry Although Twitter is still very much in the early adopter stage of Technology Adoption Lifecycle model, businesses and starting to utilise Twitter to their advantage. Twitter has been identified as a major communication tool that can assist a business stay connected to their customers or potential customers. The power of Twitter for industry is that it not only allows businesses to communicate, it allows smart businesses to gather real time feedback and market trends in a non obtrusive manner. What makes Twitter ideal for Education? Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for students
Sharing "nuggets of knowledge” Twitter Innovation "Twittivation Industry
1. Expand your network
2. Highlight what’s special
3. Look for warm sales leads
4. Run special deals & promotions
5. Interact with your customers
6. Creates brand loyalty Education
1. Creating online Personal Learning Networks
2. Collaborating with others
3. Sharing important information and ideas
4. Staying connected outside Learning Centres
5. Source of information

Gonzales, L., Vodicka, D. (2010). Top Ten internet Resources for educators, Leadership, 39,3, 8-11, 36-37.

Skiba, D. J. (2008). Nursing Education 2.0: Twitter & Tweets: Nursing Education Perspectives, 29,2, 110-112.

Moorman, H. (2009). Adventures in Web 2.0: Introducing Social Networking into My Teaching, Horace Summer 2009, 25,1, 1-9.

Grosseck, G., Holotescu, C. (2008, April 17-18). Can we use Twitter for Educational Activities? Retrieved from http://www.scribd.com/doc/2286799/Can-we-use-Twitter-for-educational-activities

- http://prezi.com/bf3xpvhdxmkw/ (Prezi)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yYEZtV9NLo (uploaded xtranormal video)
- http://www.screentoaster.com/ (recorded tweet deck to add to animoto)
- http://animoto.com/play/JUo3NJ7mFMhfL5QYTT6X0Q (animoto presentation)
- http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6386149/ (xtranormal presentation)
- http://twitter.com/ (screen shot)
- http://twitter.com/about (Twitter about)
- http://twitter.com/aussie01 (screen Shot)
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_one_teacher_uses_twitter_in_the_classroom.php (Teacher using Twitter at University of Dallas)
- http://designdamage.com/blog/index.php/200909/when-to-adopt-social-media-for-your-business/ (Rogers Bell Curve - Technology Adoption Life Cycle)
- www.wristbands.com.au (screen shot used in animoto video

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