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Purdue Adds Twitter & Facebook Participation to Classes



Found this at Mashable – “Students at Purdue University are experimenting with a new application developed at the school called Hotseat that integrates Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging to help students “backchannel” during class.”

I’ve certainly seen some good uses of status updates during conferences, from discussions about a presenter’s content, to asking questions of other people in multiple committees during an ALA Annual conference, to … yes … planning for lunch with friends.

But this could be a pretty useful tool – from the simple “what did he say again” types of questions, to thinking “out loud” about content …

Cool project! It will be an interesting one to watch, to be sure.

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  • Guest

    Ooh, that sounds really cool – I like that it’s using the networks the students are already using, not creating some new silo or “academic facebook” – ugh. Will have to watch for updates.

  • Jenny Reiswig

    Ooh, that sounds really cool – I like that it’s using the networks the students are already using, not creating some new silo or “academic facebook” – ugh. Will have to watch for updates.

  • http://homepages.baylor.edu/ellen_filgo Ellen

    One professor at Baylor (teaching New Media Studies) has been doing this with his class and Twitter this semester. One cool twist on it has been that I’ve been the “virtual reference librarian” for the class via Twitter during the class periods, sending links, commenting, etc. it’s been a rewarding experience!

  • http://homepages.baylor.edu/ellen_filgo Ellen

    One professor at Baylor (teaching New Media Studies) has been doing this with his class and Twitter this semester. One cool twist on it has been that I’ve been the “virtual reference librarian” for the class via Twitter during the class periods, sending links, commenting, etc. it’s been a rewarding experience!

  • http://jimmythegeek.livejournal.com/ Jim Peterson

    I can also see this as being, “What’s the answer to #4, Dude?” Still and all, it’s a very cool thing.

  • http://jimmythegeek.livejournal.com Jim Peterson

    I can also see this as being, “What’s the answer to #4, Dude?” Still and all, it’s a very cool thing.

  • http://pafa.net/ pollyalida

    Ellen, wow – love that idea of including you as the virtual librarian. What a terrific collaboration!

  • http://blog.pafa.net/ Polly Farrington

    Ellen, wow – love that idea of including you as the virtual librarian. What a terrific collaboration!

  • http://homepages.baylor.edu/ellen_filgo Ellen

    Yeah, it’s been a very interesting collaboration. Sometimes I feel a little remote from the action, but I’ve gotten indications from the professor and the students that they really like having me watching the twitter stream, sending bits and pieces their way. I also blog with the students and comment on their blog posts, and am available via skype, twitter, email etc. for their project workdays. i’ve gotten some interesting reference questions from the students via twitter too…

  • http://homepages.baylor.edu/ellen_filgo Ellen

    Yeah, it’s been a very interesting collaboration. Sometimes I feel a little remote from the action, but I’ve gotten indications from the professor and the students that they really like having me watching the twitter stream, sending bits and pieces their way. I also blog with the students and comment on their blog posts, and am available via skype, twitter, email etc. for their project workdays. i’ve gotten some interesting reference questions from the students via twitter too…

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    Hi,
    Well, that’s what I call a blended solution to the problems related to learning. I guess social media networking are really influencing our students to read, think and write. That’s a good sign

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    Hi,
    Well, that’s what I call a blended solution to the problems related to learning. I guess social media networking are really influencing our students to read, think and write. That’s a good sign

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