Last year, I gave a solo talk at SxSWi where I presented data on how Twitter can be used to improve student engagement and grades.
For next year, I’ve proposed a solo talk entitled #NoFailWhale: Tweet More, Drop Out Less. I’ll present brand new data on how Twitter can be used to improve understanding of course content and to reduce college dropout rates. Since I’ve just finished collecting some of the data, there’s still more neat stuff to be analyzed. For instance, I’m going to evaluate how compliance with a Twitter intervention affects retention of course content (you might think it’s a straightforward relationship, but I’ve got some preliminary data to show that it isn’t).
I’m also going to be pulling together data across studies to come up with the beginnings of best practices in using Twitter in higher education.
If you think this is a cool idea, please vote for my panel by clicking here (you’ll need to sign up for an account – it’s quick and painless and SxSW won’t spam you). I’d love to hear your thoughts about the talk – please leave comments on the proposal page and I’ll make sure to address those comments during my talk.