Using Twitter in Higher Education

While archiving some old files just now I came across this article, which I wrote for Viewfinder magazine last year. Viewfinder is the magazine of the British Universities Film & Video Council, and the article is pitched at helping academics think about how they could (should?) use a tool like Twitter in their academic life. It leans a little towards being for my subject area, but I think generalises out pretty well. Also, it seems to still make sense even after a year, which is good going for an article about social media.

I can’t remember if this is the final version I was sent back by the Editor, or my initial submission, so it may be slightly different to the published version, which you can find here. Enjoy, and feel free to add some thoughts in the comments.

Twitter in Higher Education.doc
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By Jon Hickman

Hi, I'm Jon. I teach and research digital culture, social media and new media practice at Birmingham City University. Find out more about me with this lovely CV: Find out about my work at the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research: