Twitter in ELT06-May-2013
While social media and education don’t always see eye to eye, the potential in integrating the two continues to be a hot topic of online conversation. Recently, I posted a series of blog posts about Google+ on BlendedMEC to evaluate for myself whether there was much merit in using the social network in an ELT environment. What I found definitely left me thinking and curious about how other social networks fared when it came to the ‘teaching test’.
Naturally it seemed only fair that we had a look at some of the other social channels we were already using. So this month, it’s the turn of Twitter. While we set up the @macmillancampus account at the same time as our Google+ page earlier in the year, Twitter represents far more familiar territory for me. We’ve been using the platform @onestopenglish for a few years now and what I particularly like about Twitter is its simplicity and high level of interaction.
Over the next month, I’ll be posting a bit about how educators can use Twitter in the sphere of English language teaching. Next week’s post will feature tips on making the most of platform for those getting started – based on our own experiences of what we’ve found does (and doesn’t) work.
Stay tuned for the upcoming posts:
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