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26 May 2009, 4:55 AM
I’d like to participate in this forum as I am working with Mahara and I would like to know how to use Twitter in Mahara. I think it could be interesting for the students to use instant messaging.
Thanks to all!!!
26 May 2009, 6:06 PM
Thank you for sharing your 'Twitter View". What a great resource you have put together
I have been trying to encourage the use of twitter for 'micro blogging' as a tool for immediate reflection or a record of incidental learning with the student teachers when they are on practicum, but there is a what I call a 'cultural barrier' to overcome at the moment with teaching staff and mobile phones. I am not promoting the community aspect but more a personal record of ideas and thoughts that could be used for prompts for further reflection at a later time.
This is in keeping with Helen Barretts model of immediate and retrospective reflection: http://electronicportfolios.org/balance/
28 May 2009, 10:23 AM
I agree with your thoughts. A German Prof Thoms Häcker has described a very similiar view about the Portfolio work. Barrett's landscape is excellent. Thanks for the link.
01 June 2009, 3:11 AM
Thanks for your reply, not very safe for some. In Spain this topic is very new and there is little information.
I am working on an online training company, we want our students have
the opportunity to learn from each other, I think it is appropriate and
Mahara integration twitter a serious match for the interaction of the
students in group work.
I admit that I am somewhat lost on this subject and not even know how to launch Twite in Mahara, I will continue investigating.
Greetings from spain and excuse my English is not very good.
01 June 2009, 4:40 AM
my English has proofed since I chatted hours about Mahara Feel free to ask everything, the comunity will always try to assist.
To use Twitter as a microblogging tool offers many possibilities. The twitter block in Mhara is a way to show lerning processes. Thoughts will be collected and don't get lost in "space". The short texts could be expanded within the mahara blog.
Just a few ideas to begin your studies
01 June 2009, 5:46 AMHello
Twitter is a very useful tool, apart from improving learning, helps students to develop new technologies.
I would like to know how to integrate the module into Twitter Mahara. I need help on this.
Thanks and greetings!
01 June 2009, 6:10 AM
here a short howto insert an rssblock with twitterfeeds into a mahara view:
- Open view to edit it
- select Tab External feeds
- drag&drop tthe block to the wanted place
- Fill field Block title
- Fill in "http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/h1moodle.rss" into Field Field location to see my twittertweets ;-)
There are also twittergadgets avaiable to insert into textblocks in order to see more elegant boxes.
01 June 2009, 7:43 AMThank you for your rapid response, as I have succeeded, thanks!
Now I can get all their utility and put it into practice.
We remain in contact.
01 June 2009, 8:46 AM
no problem. Great to hear that you find the way.