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The Distance College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, used Twitter with native Chinese students as a tool to train communicative and cultural competence. Students had to post a certain number of English tweets and react to the tweets of their fellow students. Twitter was viewed as a supplement to practice in authentic environment different aspects of the target language as it was taught in the classroom.  The University of Vienna, Austria, used Twitter as an evaluation platform for student ratings. Every student had to send a tweet after each course unit with feedback to the teacher. Twitter turned out to be &quot;a useful tool for evaluating a course formatively. Because of Twitter's simple use and the electronic handling of data, the administrative effort remains small.&quot;
At the University of Texas at Dallas, Twitter has been incorporated into the actual classroom setting of History courses with big groups of students. This innovative approach gives more students the opportunity to express their views in class discussions. Another advantage of this approach is that the limit of characters forces them to get to the central point. According to telegraph.co.uk, Twitter is put on the new primary school curriculum. Children should be able to &quot;organise and adjust&quot; speaking and writing skills depending on the technology being used, including using &quot;emails, messaging, wikis and twitters&quot;. During the primary years, children should also be taught to speak, write and broadcast using &quot;blogs, podcasts, websites, email [and] video&quot;.
Encore plus intéressant, la possibilité de rajouter des annotations aux tweets : Twitter reveals details of new “Annotated Tweets” feature. Contrairement à ce que son nom indique (ou n’indique pas), cette évolution technologique est bien en rapport avec une sémantisation des tweets. Plus précisément elle va permettre de structurer / compléter / enrichir les tweets pour faire beaucoup plus que ce que les SMS permettent de faire : 10 Possible Uses of Twitter’s New Annotations.