How to use Twitter for teaching: Professors share their real-life experience

From JS Online: Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel:

Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool http://bit.ly/HP4RZ

Facebook may be the social medium of choice for students, but Twitter has found adherents among professors. Twitter is helping them build community in their classes in a way that appeals to the Facebook generation.

Some students are assigned to live tweeting: publishing the speaker's thoughts on Twitter during the presentation.

Twitter helps students develop key skills: listening, information-gathering, multitasking and succinct writing.

Twitter allows professors to post links to what they're reading - students "follow" them.

Professors "listen" to conversations students have with each other on Twitter to gauge what questions they have.

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