I’m helping to deliver Reflect and Connect, an online course already mentioned in a previous post.
One of the GOALS of this course is for participants to use social media for developing their Personal Learning Network.
The OBJECTIVES of today’s class was for participants to observe how twitter is used and to then sign up and have a go themselves. These objective contribute towards the formative assessment of their progress through the course.
I love teaching online, it allows me to think creatively about activities to use in such a new and challenging environment. Today I took the Reflect and Connect participants on a tour of Twitter using the application share function in Blackboard Collaborate.
Many responses from around the globe came in when I tweeted to my Personal Learning Network that I was teaching Twitter.
Rather than talking through powerpoint slides in Blackboard Collaborate, application sharing allowed participants to be actively engaged in the activity. One student began to tweet live, during our tour of Twitter.