October 14, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Bass Library L01 (Lower Level)
Created in 2006 as a way for friends and colleagues to stayed informed about daily activities, Twitter has now grown into a service that is being used in any number of ways including citizen journalism, customer service, library and information services, and educational purposes. This session will offer a practical and theoretical examination of the current and possible roles of Twitter in higher education. Joe Murphy, Coordinator of Instruction and Technology in the Science Libraries, will provide suggestions on how to enhance teaching with Twitter within and beyond the classroom. He will also discuss best practices and policies for teaching including practical management and instruction considerations. Eric Gordon, Professor of Visual & Media Studies at Emerson College will address the idea of "choreographing attention" in the classroom. He will speak about the adoption of computers and devices in the classroom to enhance the physical situation to make for a more "robust" learning environment. Professor Gordon's preliminary research on this topic can be found at: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/2/000049.html.