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Teaching With Twitter: Not for the Faint of Heart

Source: chronicle.com Posted By: A. Owen..3992 days ago

Students are emboldened, but they can also hijack discussions.

Maybe Sugato Chakravarty should wear a helmet to class. The professor of consumer sciences and retailing at Purdue University repeatedly attempts the instructional equivalent of jumping a motorcycle over a row of flaming barrels.

OK, asking 250 students to post questions on Twitter during a class doesn't risk life or limb. But it can cause ego damage if the mob of students in his course on personal finance gets disorderly online.

He....

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