An interesting case study on using Twitter in a face-to-face classroom to help facilitate discussion. There are many open questions regarding the effective use of Twitter in the classroom, and for that matter anything other than marketing, but these related articles and posts provide some instructional practices as well as some things to think about.
“Monica Rankin PhD., an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Dallas who was looking to incorporate more student-centered activities in her U.S. History course this past spring. How she accomplished this goal is what makes it so intriguing. She used Twitter the micro-blogging site.” Read more and watch the 5-minute YouTube video >>
Here is an additional related blog post to this story with some additional points and comments.
For those of you new to Twitter, below are a few additional links of interest:
- Twitter in Plain English video by Common Craft.
- A Comical YouTube video explaining Twitter: Twouble with Twitters.
- An article in Chronicle of Higher Ed about Twitter: 10 High Fliers on Twitter.