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Turbo twitter bird

Turbo Twitter!

I’ve been using Twitter almost since it was started. I first came across it while listening to the Paul Boagworld Podcast when I was in primary school and was super interested in web design and web 2.0 in general. Throughout the years, seems like centuries rather than decades, Twitter has altered and the way it has been integrated and embedded into education apparent. But as twitter turns on its turbos, are students engaging with twitter’s potential?

Virtual avatars

Me and my Virtual Me.

I’ve been working a lot in the library recently, reading, highlighting and expanding my own personal understanding of the educational theories relating to the teaching and learning in virtual worlds. As the students returned to university, I found that the time I spent in the library was reduced as my teaching increased once again. Tweeting one morning that I would not be in the library was greeted with a reply that maybe I could be replaced with a virtual copy. Interesting since this week’s waffle was going to be about virtually attending conferences.


Picture of a microphone at a conference

Keynote or Mobile device? – you decide…

I’ve spent the majority of the week sat in the library watching people come and go and working on my CMALT and PhD (more to come about the latter soon since I am recording my journey). No matter what I am doing, I usually have my twitter feed up somewhere, keeping up to date with events in the TwitterSphere. It was while doing this that I started to think about whether we should be tweeting throughout a keynote speech or just listening to the information. Of course, the distraction was immediately added as a draft idea and now you get to read it…