What is it?
Twitter is on online news and social networking site where people communicate in short messages called tweets. Tweeting is sending short messages to anyone who follows you on Twitter, with the hope that your messages are useful and interesting to someone in your audience. Another description of Twitter and tweeting might be microblogging. Some people also use Twitter to discover interesting people and companies online and to follow their tweets for as long as they are interesting.

How to?
Twitter is very simple to use as broadcaster or receiver. You join with a free account and Twitter name. Here is How to create an account.

Why is it useful in VET?
For educational purposes, Twitter can be used to select content from a wide range of sources or to create professional and collegial networks.
Exploring the potential of micro-blogging in formal and informal settings. When linked to a course or class blog, Twitter can offer students opportunities to discuss different kinds of online discourse, considering voice, purpose and audience; organize ideas; reflect and send notes; and manage meet-ups or serendipitous discoveries.
Actively engage students in their learning through information acquisition, critical thinking and collaborative activity.

Asynchronous Communication
Asynchronous communication is communication where the participants do not need to be available at the same time. It includes computer-based exchanges of messages, without need for the sender and receiver to be time-synchronized, so they can read and respond as their desires. Examples include e-mail, discussion forums and text messaging over cell phones. Length of short messages is 140 characters.


  • en/social_networks/twitter.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/03/25 16:48
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