Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Using Twitter as a 'Back Channel' in the Classroom: Pros & Cons

 Read this recent ProQuest article, shared  by Linda Straube:

Jeffrey R Young. The Education Digest. Ann Arbor: Mar 2010. Vol. 75, Iss. 7; p. 9

Purdue University Professor shares his experiences of using Twitter as a back channel in the classroom. He says: "students in class are online or texting on their phones anyway, so why not try to channel that energy to class discussion?"  Although there are some negatives, he explains that students seem to love the chance to make their voices heard in class without having to actually speak.

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