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.
Twitter, micro-blogging, higher education, blended learning, pedagogy, Singapore
Computer Sciences | Higher Education | Social Media
Data Management and Analytics; Learning and Information Systems Education
International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments
HSU, Shao Cheh Joyce; GAN, Benjamin; LEE, Jin; LIM, Shu Hui Sheryl; LIM, Xie Yan Jeremy; MENKHOFF, Thomas; TAN, Si Xian Sherman; WOODARD, Charles Jason; and YAP, Qiu Cheng.
‘TweetBoard’ – a case study of developing a micro-blogging platform for higher education. (2016). International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments. 4, (4), 305-318. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/3402
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