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How to Utilize Twitter for Educational Purpose

August 02, 2012  by: rekhas  Points: 12   Category: Others  Earning $0.20   Views: 901

Can you use Twitter for studying and educational purpose? Yes, in fact, you can follow colleges and universities, keep a track of upcoming enrollment dates, new curriculum and departments. You can also participate in online contests and communicate with college counselors and advisers.

         

Twitter has over 100 million and more users. As you log in to your Twitter account, do you realize its benefits? A few people may thing Twitter as a meaningless social tool. They are very wrong and need to come out of such misconception. In fact, Twitter is a highly useful platform for students. Yes, you can use Twitter for educational purposes too.

Colleges and Communication

You usually browse for colleges, semester information and other details on college websites. Twitter makes this easier for you. Most colleges have a Twitter profile. In fact, these colleges also respond to direct messages on Twitter. You can follow various colleges and send them direct messages with your queries and questions. They will surely reply to your questions within the same day or two. Thus, college communication is quite easy through Twitter.

Distance Education and Communication through Twitter

Professors and teachers also use Twitter to post links to assignments, project works and class work. Students discuss their academics on Twitter. They post links here about their research work and discuss any problems and issues. Colleges also post details about their semester dates and enrollment details on Twitter.

Brand Promotion for Universities on Twitter

It is easy for colleges and universities to promote their brand on Twitter. They can mention details about admissions, conduct online quizzes, accept college essays and conduct online contests. In fact, some business management colleges also conduct annual or bi-annual contests on Twitter and offer free admission to a selected few. Hence, it may be a good way to attract students on Twitter.

Standardized Test Information on Twitter

When you prepare for standardized tests like GRE, GMAT, TOEFL and so on, you like to research online for the same. On Twitter, you can find links posted by other students, study groups and educational institutions. Even tutorials post links and videos that aim to help students who take such standardized tests.

Internship Information on Twitter

Social media has a major influence on all aspects of our lives. Even employers utilize social media to recruit and hire new candidates. Twitter is quite popular for job postings and recruitments. Students can also seek good internship opportunities via Twitter. You can follow any new start up or an MNC. Begin to interact by posting tweets and express your interest to work as an intern. Surely, it may take a few messages and tweets but there will be a positive response and you may be able to land an exciting and profitable internship job.

Twitter is a good platform for learning and education. You can browse articles and posts related to your educational field. You can also start a new group and begin discussions. Some topics may be even become trending subjects and attract more followers to your page. You can also post links of your blogs and research work on Twitter. Many organizations do keep a track of such research and may contact your for freelance or full time opportunities.




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