Does online access need to be reduced/banned in lectures? Jeremy Littau is an assistant professor of journalism and communication at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania who focuses on media and technology. The topic became intensely personal when he noticed something interesting about the students in his classes. Those who brought laptops with them, purportedly for note-taking, seemed to be performing less well than students […]

Twitter in Education: What Next?

Twitter in Education: what next? View more presentations from David Hopkins. See the full blog post, and also the presentation that I gave re: using Twitter for Communities of Practice in June.

Twitter in the Classroom (@profhacker)

“Even a cursory glance at the matrix reveals the myriad ways Twitter might be an effective tool in and outside of your classroom. It can be an effective one-way communication tool for sharing news or broadcasting links over the weekend. Or it can be used in class itself as a two-way backchannel. Or try Twitter […]

How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement

“Professors who wish to engage students during large lectures face an uphill battle. Not only is it a logistical impossibility for 200+ students to actively participate in a 90 minute lecture, but the downward sloping cone-shape of a lecture hall induces a one-to-many conversation. This problem is compounded by the recent budget cuts that have […]