online conversation during class
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:47 pm
According to the article on NY Times, “Speaking up in class, Silently, Using the Tools of Social Media”, Twitter and some other backchannels are being used by about 2 percent of teachers and professors in America and nearly 50% of them think that this technology would positively affect students’ learning. I am also in favour of using the online conversation during the class. I believe the social media interaction will increase students’ participation because they can feel comfortable to speak up when they type something down instead of having class discussion.