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Wired Campus: Professor Encourages Students to Pass Notes During Class -- via Twitter -

Example of in-class backchannel.
Cole W. Camplese, director of education-technology services at Pennsylvania State University at University Park, prefers to teach in classrooms with two screens — one to project his slides, and another to project a Twitter stream of notes from students. He knows he is inviting distraction — after all, he’s essentially asking students to pass notes during class. But he argues that the additional layer of communication will make for richer class discussions.
Heh. Had a chunk of my talk on Wed about why this was a bad idea. But part of how the prof is doing this makes quite a bit of sense and help alleviate my general concerns about this approach.
Twitter e lousa ao mesmo tempo? Até que ponto a inserção destas ferramentas torna o ensino mais produtivo?
10 High Fliers on Twitter -
10 High people to follow on Twitter.
On the microblogging service, professors and administrators find work tips and new ways to monitor the world
Jeff Young
the famous profile of 10 academic twitterers