Teaching With Twitter: Not for the Faint of Heart

Teaching With Twitter: Not for the Faint of Heart |Jeffrey R. Young | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 27 November, 2009

Students are emboldened, but they can also hijack discussions. Maybe Sugato Chakravarty should wear a helmet to class. The professor of consumer sciences and retailing at Purdue University repeatedly attempts the instructional equivalent of jumping a motorcycle over a row of flaming barrels.

OK, asking 250 students to post questions on Twitter during a class doesn’t risk life or limb. But it can cause ego damage if the mob of students in his course on personal finance gets disorderly online.

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