Twitter: Intellectual Stimulator or Attention Distracter

ID: 31409 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Lorraine Beaudin and Jennifer Deyenberg, University of Lethbridge, Canada

Wednesday, March 9 4:00-4:20 PM Location: Oaklands

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Abstract: This paper describes how Master’s students completed an informal investigation of the potential of using Twitter to reshape classroom participation in a summer graduate course on Leadership and Technology. As a group of high-technology users, it was natural for the group to be open to exploring the possibility of any new tool to increase their engagement and learning. This paper describes the informal case study and exploration of the potential of backchanneling to enhance seminar presentations in a graduate education course.


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