Category Archives: Using Twitter in the Classroom

Researching and Re-telling the Past: Blogging about Disability History

Providing an innovative, research-focused approach to nineteenth-century disability studies, undergraduate history students at Swansea University combine the use of archival resources with blogging to publicly disseminate their work. Here, Professor David Turner reflects on the multiple teaching and learning approaches to ‘Researching and Re-telling the Past’. By Prof. David Turner (Swansea University) Researching and Re-telling the Past … Continue Reading ››

A Blogging Handbook

This is the Prison Voices Handbook, designed by Helen Rogers and student mentors as a 'go-to-guide' for students on the online research module Prison Voices: Crime, conviction and confession, 1700-1900, a second-year-undergraduate module in English at Liverpool John Moores University. Click Handbook for Prison Voices FINAL … Continue Reading ››

Classroom Twittering: An Introduction

This is the first in a series of guest posts on social media for students and teachers by Emily Bowles. Emily used to work in marketing but is now studying a PhD on representations of Charles Dickens 1857-1935 at the University of York. You can follow her on Twitter  @EmilyBowles_ and read her blog … Continue Reading ››

Student guidelines for using twitter

For two years I've been using twitter with students on two undergraduate modules:  my third year undergraduate module Writing Lives and my second year undergraduate module Prison Voices. While some students are more enthusiastic and confident in their use of social media than others, for most students it's been a revelation. … Continue Reading ››