Thursday, April 2, 2009

Class Twittering

Professor Boutros suggested in class that next year she was going to have students twitter throughout class. I think thats pretty cool...think about it. Students will get to communicate online and offline with the same people in the same proximity. Not only will this portray citizen and participatory media, students will also have to multi-task which is a big part of innovative technologies today. I think you could also make students purchase webcams as well so that they can vlog during class lol. You could have an array of networking technologies going all at once. It could be the technological classroom of the future, really. There might even be a few hackers in the class who could demonstrate there hacking procedures for a presentation on hacktivism. All students could be required to be on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogger, and the next social networking site thats going tobe established by first semester next year...almost guaranteed. Talking may not even be would make your job a lot easier Professor Boutros! Students will truly experience the depths of citizen media while in the classroom...chucklechucklechuckle.


  1. HAH! thats a wicked idea!
    i believe tyler handley demonstrated this classroom convergence phenomenon for us during his robot presentation, and i don't think we could have gotten the message any clearer. if a person is able to conduct a seminar presentation- including the discussion portion- entirely through a digital voice, then truly anything is possible
    i think vlogging in class would be superb. it would be like a laptop party at the next level.
    to be able to combine 2, 3 maybe 4 different online social arenas in one classroom?

  2. I think if Professor Boutros asks her class next year to Tweat in class, it will be an historical event. I'm sure no other teacher has asked their students to perform such a task. Most teachers are against using computers and the Internet while in class. I think by making the class use Twitter to practice communicating and to show them how voices of citizens can actually make an impact in our culture.