e-Learning, e-Education, and Online Training. 4th International Conference, eLEOT 2018, Shanghai, China, April 5–7, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Using Twitter to Enhance the Students’ Skills: Motivation – A Disregarded Factor in Educational Design

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-93719-9_46,
        author={Michele Ventura},
        title={Using Twitter to Enhance the Students’ Skills: Motivation -- A Disregarded Factor in Educational Design},
        proceedings={e-Learning, e-Education, and Online Training. 4th International Conference, eLEOT 2018, Shanghai, China, April 5--7, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Dyslexia Learning Motivation Social Network Twitter},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-93719-9_46}
    }
    
  • Michele Ventura
    Year: 2018
    Using Twitter to Enhance the Students’ Skills: Motivation – A Disregarded Factor in Educational Design
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-93719-9_46
Michele Ventura1,*
  • 1: Music Academy “Studio Musica”
*Contact email: dellaventura.michele@tin.it

Abstract

While observing the context of formal learning, as far as the personal and general use of the network technologies to access information and the Social Networks (SNs) are concerned, it is inevitable to acknowledge the scarcity of cases where such technologies are used in support of teaching & learning activities. The potentialities of this type of technologies reside in the very creation of not only a bridge between formal and informal learning contexts, but also, and above all, of a very intense integration. This research paper explores the effectiveness of using Twitter to support a course titled “Sound Recording” in Music Technology. This tool allowed an increase of the motivation of all the students (in particular dyslexic students), getting them involved in team work, based on the Problem-Based-Learning principle. Results showed that students with dyslexia compensated for their processing deficits by relying on learning strategies and help seeking.