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Twitter for lectures!

Posted Thursday, 8 September 2011, 10:36

I wonder if anyone thinks that twitter could be a useful way of getting students to ask questions during lectures-as they think of them? The lecturer could use 5 mins at the end to visit them!

Yes, along with other channels such as inbound text messaging, Response system etc

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 11:46

Yes, but they need some training in how to use (and probably many still need convincing that it's not "just Facebook statuses without the rest"). Be great to see institution moving towards giving all students an e-device as part of their fees, then teaching could work on the basis that all have the same tool...

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 14:13

You might find it useful to look into the work of Derek Bruff (, who has some useful ideas about using Twitter and other forms of backchannel with students. Also, if you've not come across it already, you may find the ESTICT (Engaging Students Through In Class Technology) group helpful:

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 16:26