Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2016

Abstract

This paper reports experiences made at an Asian university in developing a social media platform based on Twitter in the context of a final year capstone project where information systems management students get an opportunity to solve ‘a real-world problem for a real client’. In this case study, the challenge was provided by a faculty member’s request for an interactive social media application which engages less outspoken students in class via a social medium they are familiar with: Twitter. We reconstruct the project’s evolution; describe the main features of the application called ‘TweetBoard’ and share lessons learned in developing a new pedagogical micro-blogging tool in support of students’ learning.

Keywords

Twitter, micro-blogging, higher education, blended learning, pedagogy, Singapore

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Higher Education | Social Media

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics; Learning and Information Systems Education

Publication

International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments

Volume

4

Issue

4

First Page

305

Last Page

318

ISSN

2050-3954

Identifier

10.1504/IJSMILE.2016.10002194

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJSMILE.2016.10002194

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