Academic Excellence in 140 Characters • R. Junco

Rey JUNCO have been looking for such a study for a long time : « Today as I was scouring the web looking for resources for a paper I am working on I came across this awesome video hidden deep inside the million videos in YouTube. The video features a study conducted by some university professors on the potential use of social networking sites in higher education. It shows how one of the instructors used Twitter with his undergraduate students to consolidate what they learned in class and helped them when they were out of class. Besides providing some of the ways teachers can use social media to foster their students learning, the results of the study are also amazing. A higher percentage of undergrad students who participated in this Twitter experience were reported to have benefited from Twitter in their learning. I am sharing with you this video below and looking forward to your feedback. »

Abstract: Despite the widespread use of social media by students and its increased use by instructors, very little empirical evidence is available concerning the impact of social media use on student learning and engagement. This paper describes our semester-long experimental study to determine if using Twitter — the microblogging and social networking platform most amenable to ongoing, public dialogue — for educationally relevant purposes can impact college student engagement and grades. A total of 125 students taking a first year seminar course for pre-health professional majors participated in this study (70 in the experimental group and 55 in the control group). With the experimental group, Twitter was used for various types of academic and co-curricular discussions. Engagement was quantified by using a 19-item scale based on the National Survey of Student Engagement. To assess differences in engagement and grades, we used mixed effects analysis of variance (ANOVA) models, with class sections nested within treatment groups. We also conducted content analyses of samples of Twitter exchanges. The ANOVA results showed that the experimental group had a significantly greater increase in engagement than the control group, as well as higher semester grade point averages. Analyses of Twitter communications showed that students and faculty were both highly engaged in the learning process in ways that transcended traditional classroom activities. This study provides experimental evidence that Twitter can be used as an educational tool to help engage students and to mobilize faculty into a more active and participatory role.

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Sociotechnical mediation in learning communities: Twitter in distance learning

Proceeding at « Twitter and Microblogging: Political, Professional and Personal Practices », Lancaster University, 10-12 April 2013, Lancaster, UK.

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Abstract :

Our proposed article highlights the potential of educational micro-blogging as a mediation system to support the process of distance learning. Noting that networking practices have invested heavily classrooms today, we postulate that this dynamic can be used to good effect to mobilize the active participation of learners and increasing their motivation. If social ties happening during training play a vital role in the learning process, Twitter is a device that is well suited to this paradigm shift by creating rich interactions from a singular model of communication.

A participant observation, conducted as part tutoral with level II students, is to place the learner at the heart of a pedagogical device allowing it to interact with peers and with the tutor during the course or off training time. In our research, immersion combined with playful community dynamics of social networks is a fruitful heuristic for individualized training pathways and suggest ways less academic promote informal learning.

After a review of the literature on educational potential of micro-blogging as in some leading universities, we describe our own use of Twitter in distance education and classroom training. If in our industrialization process of training the prerogatives of the tutor are evolving, social mediation is nonetheless essential because the use of information technology and communication education should not supplant the pedagogical. This mediation is a multimodal communication between tutor and learners based mainly on a LMS platform and blog dedicated using both the Twitter widget that displays the latest feeds. In this way, Twitter allows to effectively link teaching resources and users always ʺon lineʺ in a narrative style that is more akin to the domestic sphere of students.

But to win the adhesion of the largest number, so it is essential to get into the flow of our students practice, using their own socio-technical devices and finally to establish a lasting relationship without cleavage between academic and domestic practices : the interactions that are established during a confcall can also be extended outside training time in the private sphere. The tutor finally becomes a ʺfacilitatorʺ who will guide the community of learners to enable easier access to learning materials and to distinguish the relevant knowledge by acquiring good reflexes in information monitoring.

Our experiment shows, in the light of socio-constructivist theories, sharing and dissemination of information, through the use of Twitter, creating new collaborative methods and develop a culture of participation in communities of learners, like review groups in particular.

 

Sociotechnical mediation in learning communities: Twitter in distance learning at Twitter and Microblogging: Political, Professional and Personal Practices | Lanyrd.

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Un monde en tout petit ? Twitter & le microblogging • Journée d’études I3m / Saint Martin Vésubie

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A l’origine de la publication chez l’Harmattan, une journée d’étude avait été organisée à St Martin Vésubie (Alpes Maritimes) à l’été 2012 par Nicolas Pélissier, Alexandre Eyries et Gabriel Gallezot.

Programme :

1ère session : Usages socio-professionnels de Twitter

    • (Discutants : Louise Merzeau et Marc Mentré)
  • 9h30 : Tweet et sciences : la recherche académique à l’épreuve de Twitter (Gabriel Gallezot)
  • 10h : Médiation sociotechnique au sein de communautés d’apprentissage : l’usage de Twitter en formation à distance (Xavier Inghilterra)
  • 10h30 : Twitter : questionnement sur les usages par les professionnels de la communication (Frédéric Ely, Franck Debos, Daphné Duvernay)
  • 11h : Twitter, un nouveau lieu de légitimation des leaders politiques ? (Alexandre Eyries et Anne-Hélène Ubertini)

2ème session : Twitter, marges et périphéries:

    • (Discutants : Jean-Marie Charon-CEMS et Jean-Claude Domenget)
  • 11h30 : Twitter et la « curation » de contenus : nouvelles pratiques, nouveaux usages : (Vincent Lambert et Vanessa Landaverde)
  • 12h : Twitter comme nouvelle source des journalistes ou nouveau média concurrent ? (Nicolas Pélissier et Mamadou Diallo)
  • 12h30 : No Lebanon, no Tweet (Jacques Araszkiewiez, Emmanuel Marty)

3ème session : Twitter à la croisée des Medias et Cultural Studies

  • 14h-16h : table ronde avec Louise Merzeau (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense-TACTIC), Jean-Marie Charon (CNRS/EHESS-CEMS), Marc Mentré (Ecole des Métiers de l’Information) et Jean-Claude Domenget (IUT SRC Montbéliard-LASELDI).
  • 16h-17h : Echanges et réactions après la table ronde
  • 17h30 : Clôture de la journée d’études et remerciements aux participants.

Voici ma présentation à cette occasion :


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How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement

Cet article de G. Ferenstein a été publié en Mars 2010 dans Mashable ; il décrit l’expérience menée par Monica Rankin qui enseigne à l’Université du Texas (Dallas).

How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement

Professors who wish to engage students during large lectures face an uphill battle. Not only is it a logistical impossibility for 200+ students to actively participate in a 90 minute lecture, but the downward sloping cone-shape of a lecture hall induces a one-to-many conversation. This problem is compounded by the recent budget cuts that have squeezed ever more students into each room.Fortunately, educators (including myself) have found that Twitter is an effective way to broaden participation in lecture. Additionally, the ubiquity of laptops and smartphones have made the integration of Twitter a virtually bureaucracy-free endeavor. This post describes the two main benefits professors find when using Twitter in lecture.

 

Increased Participation


 

During lecture, students tweet comments or questions via laptop or cell phone, while the TA and Dr. Rankin respond to a real-time feed displayed prominently in front of the room. Students who manage to live off the grid for 50 minutes can still pass in hand-written notes for the TA to tweet after class. 

 

Voir l’Article intégral in Mashable 

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Les TIC ne changent pas (encore) notre façon d’apprendre | Éduveille

27 août 2012

C’est une des conclusions majeures d’un rapport publié par l’OCDE en juillet dernier, avec le soutien de la Fondation MacArthur, sous le titre Connected Minds: Technology and Today’s Learners.

Une publication qui donc interroge les liens entre technologies et apprentissage du point de vue des apprenants et qui cherche à savoir si le niveau d’adoption ou de dépendance à l’égard des technologies influence le rapport au savoir et les attentes en matière d’enseignement et d’apprentissage. Autrement dit, il s’agit d’examiner au plus près les recherches disponibles pour déterminer si oui ou non le décalage maintes fois dénoncé entre les pratiques personnelles et les méthodes de l’enseignement formel s’avère préjudiciable aux apprentissages ; si les jeunes issus de cette génération C comme connectés se sentent déphasés du fait que l’école, l’université ne misent pas davantage sur les TIC… des questions que je n’avais pas abordées directement dans ma revue de littérature sur les jeunes et les médias sociaux, mais auxquelles j’étais bien évidemment tentée de répondre “oui”.

Eh bien la réponse est globalement négative, même s’il convient de nuancer le propos, en particulier parce que le manque de recherche empirique, fréquemment pointé, ne permet pas de conclure définitivement, mais d’offrir plutôt un instantané. En l’état actuel des connaissances, donc, les discours courants sur la nécessité d’opter pour un changement radical de pédagogie en sollicitant les compétences que les jeunes développent en contexte informel, ne sont pas attestés par les travaux scientifiques disponibles

voir l’article de Laure Endrizzi : http://eduveille.hypotheses.org/4602

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Usage de Twitter en pédagogie

Dans le cadre des Matinées E-Learning organisées par l’Université Jean Moulin de Lyon 3, Morgan Magnin de l’Ecole Centrale de Nantes présente l’usage qu’il fait de Twitter en pédagogie : http://suel.univ-lyon3.fr/webtv/voirvideo/1047/twitter/matinees-e-learning-twitter-morgan-magnin-lusage-de-twitter-en-pedagogie

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The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades

L’article suivant a récemment complété ma bibliographie de recherche dans le cadre de dispositifs socio-techniques exploitant Twitter dans un cursus pédagogique.

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The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades

R. Junco,* G. Heiberger† & E. Loken‡

*Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA 17745, USA

†South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA

‡The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

 

Abstract :

Despite the widespread use of social media by students and its increased use by instructors,

very little empirical evidence is available concerning the impact of social media use on student

learning and engagement. This paper describes our semester-long experimental study to determine

if using Twitter – the microblogging and social networking platform most amenable to

ongoing, public dialogue – for educationally relevant purposes can impact college student

engagement and grades.Atotal of 125 students taking a first year seminar course for pre-health

professional majors participated in this study (70 in the experimental group and 55 in the

control group). With the experimental group, Twitter was used for various types of academic

and co-curricular discussions. Engagement was quantified by using a 19-item scale based on

the National Survey of Student Engagement. To assess differences in engagement and grades,

we used mixed effects analysis of variance (ANOVA) models, with class sections nested within

treatment groups. We also conducted content analyses of samples of Twitter exchanges. The

ANOVA results showed that the experimental group had a significantly greater increase in

engagement than the control group, as well as higher semester grade point averages. Analyses

of Twitter communications showed that students and faculty were both highly engaged in the

learning process in ways that transcended traditional classroom activities. This study provides

experimental evidence that Twitter can be used as an educational tool to help engage students

and to mobilize faculty into a more active and participatory role.

 

Keywords :

cooperative/collaborative learning, learning communities, media in education, post-secondary

education, social media, teaching/learning strategies.

 

 

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Twitter : un monde en tout petit ?

Inghilterra, X. (in press). Médiation sociotechnique au sein de communautés d’apprentissage : l’usage de Twitter dans la formation à distance, in Pelissier, N. et Gallezot, G. (dir.), Twitter : un monde en tout petit ? Paris, France: L’Harmattan, 2013.

PROGRAMME

8h45 : Accueil-café
9h15 : Ouverture de la journée d’études : Alexandre Eyries (UNS)
9h20 : Présentation du programme de recherche I3M par Gabriel Gallezot et Nicolas Pélissier (UNS), Responsables de programme.

1ère session : Usages socio-professionnels de Twitter (Discutants : Louise Merzeau-TACTIC et Marc Mentré)

9h30 : Tweet et sciences : la recherche académique à l’épreuve de Twitter (Gabriel Gallezot, UNS)
10h : Médiation sociotechnique au sein de communautés d’apprentissage : l’usage de Twitter chez Icadémie (Xavier Inghilterra, Doctorant USTV) :

Podcast de la présentation : 30mn

10h30 : Twitter : questionnement sur les usages par les professionnels de la communication (Frédéric Ely, Franck Debos, Daphné Duvernay, UNS)
11h : Twitter, un nouveau lieu de légitimation des leaders politiques ? (Alexandre Eyries et Anne-Hélène Ubertini, UNS)

11h-11h30 : Pause

2ème session : Twitter, marges et périphéries : (Discutants : Jean-Marie Charon-CEMS et Jean-Claude Domenget-LASELDI)

11h30 : Twitter et la curation de contenus (Vincent Lambert et Vanessa Landaverde, Doctorants, UNS)
12h : Twitter comme nouvelle source des journalistes (crowdsourcing) ou nouveau média concurrent ? (Nicolas Pélissier et Mamadou Diallo, UNS)
12h30 : No Lebanon, no tweet (Jacques Araskiewiez, UNS)

13h-14h : Déjeuner

3ème session : Twitter à la croisée des Medias et Cultural Studies
14h-16h : Table ronde à laquelle participeront Louise Merzeau (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense-TACTIC), Jean-Marie Charon (CNRS/EHESS-CEMS), Marc Mentré (Ecole des Métiers de l’Information) et Jean-Claude Domenget (IUT SRC Montbéliard-LASELDI).
16h-17h : Echanges et réactions après la table ronde
17h30 : Clôture de la journée d’études et remerciements aux participants.
Site du labo. : http://i3m.univ-tln.fr/Journee-d-etudes-Twitter.html

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