BoB and Twitter… together

Prof Chris SzejnmannProf Chris Szejnmann, who features regularly in case studies on this blog, has been trialling a combination of learning technologies in the last few weeks on one of his History modules. BoB (Box of Broadcasts) has been particularly useful for him as it has so much valuable source material for use in the teaching room. Now Chris is using Twitter as well, with the SAP Powerpoint Twitter tools I blogged on last week, as a way of promoting and capturing debate around video clips found on BoB. He comments:

Both are brilliant! For the two hour lecture to around 140 students I am using 2-3 clips from BoB per session that add material to what I am covering in the lecture. This gives essential visual input, plus it allows me to debate the clips with students. The debate is a mix between verbal comments from the students which I type live into the Powerpoint, and tweets that come in which we all look at and comment on. Most tweets are now “serious” and engaged, and one has to be relaxed about tweets that are not that serious …