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How Twitter helps you teach better

Twitter has many uses across many professions, news media and education being two obvious entry points.
The key elements that it breaks down barriers and it’s immediacy make it too valuable a communication tool to be ignored.
Mr Buttry has a good collection of curated examples highlighting the value of Twitter by crowdsourcing the question via Twitter – making such a task easier, quicker and reach a far wider audience than in olden times.

The Buttry Diary

At today’s meeting of the faculty of the Manship School of Mass Communication, I will be discussing why and how faculty should use Twitter.

Dean Jerry Ceppos asked me to discuss the topic following my discussion earlier this month about why editors should be active on Twitter. We agreed that a similar discussion of Twitter’s value in teaching communication students would be helpful.

Both to gather more views than just mine (and to demonstrate Twitter’s usefulness in crowdsourcing), I asked my tweeps:

My tweeps, as usual, were most helpful in their responses:



















My examples lean more toward teaching journalism than the other specialties taught in the Manship School: political communication, advertising and public relations. I think a lot of the advice…

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