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CTE: Tweeting Together: Building Community and Engaging Students in Learning

Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Oct 10, 2011 2:30 AM - 3:25 AM

 Lara Lomicka Anderson, Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Social networking is increasingly prevalent in education, with uses varying from engaging students in learning to community building. The growing demand for global competence and international communication and collaboration in today’s world makes “tweeting” in the classroom all the more important. As educators, we recognize that our students need to continue to build community even beyond the four walls of the classroom. Empirical studies have found benefits to tweeting in the classroom, but how should we effectively use this tool? Join Dr. Anderson, recently recognized internationally with a knighthood for her innovations, as she describes a microblogging project designed to build community in language teaching and discusses its implementation and its benefits. For more information and to register for this event visit More information