Twitter and Wordclouds; Part 1, process

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Abstract

How do you know what students are learning in class from day to day?This poster describes part 1 of a process designed to effectively communicate what students felt they had learned during a classroom session. I did this to try and go beyond traditional methods of evaluation and really focus on what they felt they had learned. So, I asked students in my class to reflect on what we had done that morning with reference to our intended learning outcomes and record their thoughts on bespoke evaluation cards. The data generated by these were converted to a word cloud generator that enabled the “big ideas” to be seen. So far so good; now I knew what the big ideas were but how would I get that information back to the students? Normally I would put pictures up on Blackboard Learn but I wanted them to get the picture quickly so it occurred to me that Twitter would serve this purpose succinctly. So, the word cloud was tweeted to the students using a unique hashtag, (#pgcne16 and #pgcne16s2) and thus I could see when they accessed it and knew they were getting it in a timely fashion
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherHigher Education Academy
Number of pages35
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Apr 2017
Event28th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference - Churchill College Cambridge
Duration: 20 Apr 2017 → …

Conference

Conference28th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference
Period20/04/17 → …

Keywords

  • Twitter
  • Wordclouds
  • Feedback
  • NVivo

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    McGowan, B. (Accepted/In press). Twitter and Wordclouds; Part 1, process. In Unknown Host Publication Higher Education Academy.