Universities should use Twitter to engage with students
Would you follow your university on Twitter? Universities are engaging with students via social media – but will it catch on?
Twitter could be used as another method to reach students, to share content and provide information. The social nature of Twitter means you can ask questions, have conversations, and join discussions or debates.
Questioning and debating teaches us to think critically – a key skill no matter what you’re studying – and online debate is a way to develop these skills. Hashtags create online communities where you can discuss a topic with your peers.
But an online community must be active to be successful.
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