Open Sourcing Online Education

Posted by reyjunco on January 20, 2011 in Commentary, How-to |

This post isn’t about the OpenCourseWare movement (which I think is really cool) but instead about using open source and/or free online tools to enhance the way we teach online courses. This is my first semester  teaching the Social Media in Higher Education course (syllabus) that I developed. For logistical and administrative reasons, I’m teaching the […]

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3 Tips for New Social Media Users

Posted by reyjunco on April 22, 2010 in Commentary, How-to |

1. Be respectful 2. Be helpful 3. Be careful 1. Be respectful Before diving right in and using social media, take a little time to learn about the process. Understand the culture– just like you would notice different beliefs, customs, and mores when you travel to another country, do the same online and get to […]

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5 Steps to Choosing a Conference Hashtag

Posted by reyjunco on March 21, 2010 in Commentary, How-to |

After reading a few tweets today expressing confusion about a conference hashtag, I realized it would be nice to have some guidance as to how to go about choosing a hashtag for an upcoming conference. Here’s a step-by-step: 1. Pick a short hashtag that adequately represents the conference. If your organization is called “National Association […]

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How to Export Twitter Updates to Excel

Posted by reyjunco on October 21, 2009 in How-to, Research |

I found myself in need of an efficient way to download entire Twitter timelines to Excel in order to conduct a thematic analysis of Twitter topics for our research. I decided to share what I discovered. Here’s how to do it: 1. Go to http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/userid.xml?count=x 2. Replace “userid” with your Twitter username 3. You’ll also need to […]

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Getting started with Twitter presentation slides

Posted by reyjunco on September 12, 2009 in How-to, Presentations |

This past week, I was at South Dakota State University kicking off our experimental study of the effects of Twitter on student engagement. I taught multiple sections of the first year experience course, GS100, how to use Twitter. Overall, I think the week was very productive and I was able to get a lot of […]

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