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BoloTweet: A Micro-Blogging System for Education

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Micro-blogging has become a popular activity nowadays thanks to Twitter. However, micro-blogging is more than a commercial product. There exist free software implementations of the same principles. This work introduces Bolotweet, which is built on top of one of these free software platforms. It is oriented towards enabling an effective teacher-student interaction. The tool offers services for the teacher in order to quick evaluate student progress and assess the lessons’ apprehended concepts. Students gain a way of sharing conclusions about what has been learnt, and review concepts presented along the lesson. This paper introduces improvements made to this tool and some experience on its use with real students as well as new experimental data.


  • Social networks
  • Micro-blogging
  • Bolotweet
  • Professor-student interaction
  • Continuous evaluation

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Gomez-Sanz, J.J., Ortego, Á., Pavón, J. (2016). BoloTweet: A Micro-Blogging System for Education. In: Caporuscio, M., De la Prieta, F., Di Mascio, T., Gennari, R., Gutiérrez Rodríguez, J., Vittorini, P. (eds) Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning . Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 478. Springer, Cham.

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