Twitter is a ‘micro-blogging’ tool and social networking site where users post short 140-character ‘tweets’, follow other Twitter users and follow ‘hashtags’ to see conversations and information on a particular topic or event. Many educators use Twitter to network with other teachers and education professionals or use it with their students as part of their teaching.
Twitter is an unsupported tool so be sure to note our guidance on the usage of unsupported tools before use.
If you’re completely new to Twitter, the best place to start is the Twitter Help Pages (link below). The Researcher Development Team run training on Twitter and social networking for research staff and students and there is no shortage of advice on the web about using Twitter for learning and teaching.
- Getting started with Twitter – Twitter Help Pages.
- Teaching With Twitter – Inside Higher Ed website.
- Using Twitter for Academic Teaching – blog post and presentation by Ned Potter, Academic Liaison Librarian here at York.