Posts tagged twitter
Mary Barzee, Margaret (Midge) Bowers, Margie Molloy, Newman Lanier
The SimSoap project was created for nurse educators by a team at the Duke School of Nursing in Spring 2010. Through Twitter, nurse educators follow a narrative that is both a health crisis simulation scenario and an unfolding love story. The story incorporates teaching points and medical errors.
The first episode of the soap opera was delivered via 488 tweets over 6 days on Twitter. The main character is a medical simulation mannequin, Stanley, who writes about love, basketball and his medical adventures. The project helps teach and reinforce quality and safety learning competencies. Using Twitter allows for improvisation and the incorporation of real time current events. The Twitter followers are also able to participate, ask questions and make comments using Twitter.
Matteo Gilebbi and Emily Sposeto, Romance Studies
The presenters will collaborate to deliver a presentation examining the use of Twitter as a tool for encouraging communication outside of the classroom. Our presentation will consider the use of Twitter in several Italian courses ranging from the elementary to the intermediate level. Particular focus will be given to Twitter as a forum for linguistic practice as well as a medium for stimulating personal research on Italian culture.