Following on from the lists of academic tweeters, we have put together a short guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities, available to download as a PDF or view on Issuu.
How can Twitter, which limits users to 140 characters per tweet, have any relevance to universities and academia, where journal articles are 3,000 to 8,000 words long, and where books contain 80,000 words? Can anything of academic value ever be said in just 140 characters?
We have put together a short guide answering these questions, showing new users how to get started on Twitter and hone their tweeting style, as well as offering advice to more experienced users on how to use Twitter for research projects, alongside blogging, and for use in teaching.
Download the PDF for more on:
- Building your following and managing your profile
- Using Twitter to maximise the impact of your research project
- Making the most of Twitter alongside your own blog
- Using course accounts with students
- A step by step guide to adding a Twitter feed to Moodle
- Extra resources and links to blog posts and articles on academic blogging and impact
Alternatively you can view the guide on Issuu
This is the First Edition of the guide, and we welcome feedback and suggestions. Have we missed any key resources? Let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org
Great work. These sort of resources are still very scattered across the web, despite a growing interest.
I had a decent amount of interest in a speculative post on using Twitter for action research: http://www.russellwebster.com/Blog/?p=297
Thanks for putting it out there
Thanks for for this useful guide.
This is another very valuable resource. Keep up the good work! If you are interested in how researchers can target journalists through twitter then take a look at the following blog:
Its indeed a great work and valuable guide by LSE for researchers especially in under-developing economies. These resources are still scarce and cannot be easily discovered despite its popularity and wide-spread dispersion around the web.
Thanks for posting such a useful resource.
Recomiendo la lectura de Roberto Cuadros-Muñoz y Javier Villatoro (eds.): Twitter en la enseñanza y aprendizaje del español, Málaga, Digitalingua, 2014. Texto completo, en acceso abierto, en http://digitalingua.net/ediciones/twitter/
Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest
authoring on other websites? I have a blog based upon on the same ideas
you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would appreciate your work.
If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me
Well banning social media in universities is not a good idea because the current generation knows vpn things and they know how to by pass servers.
Some academics want to join Twitter to give their writing more reach. And you can expand your audience by using twitter. This twitter guide is really helpful for us.