Thursday, April 16, 2009

Twitter away... in class!

Chronicle of Higher Ed reports on a prof encouraging what used to be the bane of every classroom teacher: passing notes in class.

But there's a twist. Go ahead... pass notes in class: but use Twitter to do it.
Even the reporter was perplexed:
I couldn’t help thinking that it sounded like a recipe for chaos, and I told him so. He replied that his hope is that the second layer of conversation will disrupt the old classroom model and allow new kinds of teaching in which students play a greater role and information is pulled in from outside the classroom walls.

Sounds like a great idea to me. Another case of disruption influencing innovation.

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