Twitter is a brilliant resource for student collaboration. Here are 5 great ways for students to collaborate using social network.
And, some of these tips are not just for students. They work well for professionals who are using online resources for career learning. For example, the following use of hashtags is something we've been encouraging in our Mojo. We're using the hashtag #ChangeMojo from January–March and we used #CampusMojo last quarter. (And it is still a useful hashtag to use for relevant resources.)
1. Collaborate on Projects Using Hashtags
A group of students can use Twitter for research on a particular topic and start their own hashtag to quickly and collaboratively save all their findings into one common stream. By adding the hashtag to each relevant tweet they find they will each individually be able to search for it and see the results collected by other members of the team or class, regardless of whether they are in the same location. A great homework assignment would be to ask students to research a particular topic on Twitter, marking relevant tweets with a hashtag in this way and then looking at the stream together and analysing their results in class the next day.