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“… asking 250 students to post questions on Twitter during a class …” (p 9)
”Opening up a Twitter-powered channel in class … alters classroom power dynamics and signals to students that they’re in control.” (p 9)
“… About 75 percent of the students make use of Hotseat [social media tool], even though it is not required.” (p 10)
“That anonymity leads to questions the professor says he never heard before in a course he has taught for years. But it has also raised new issues of classroom management.” (p 10)
“‘You have some meaningless stuff, but it’s followed by some very good questions that would never be asked.’” (p 11)
“He said students in class are online or texting on their phones anyway, so why not try to channel that energy to class discussion?” (p 11-12)
“Only two or three out of 90 students in the class said they had used Twitter previously, so some time was sapped helping them sign up for accounts and get used to the technology.” (p 12)
“‘Colleagues have told me there is no way they would do this in their class—this would make them uncomfortable.’” (p 12)
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