Monday, April 27, 2009

Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline

Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline: "Many of the students in Menck and Ekechai's classes said they weren't on Twitter until they were encouraged by their teachers and guest speakers. Some became converts who tweet multiple times a day; others don't see much value in it.

In one of Menck's classes, students craft a marketing campaign for a nonprofit client. They aren't required to use social media, but Menck recommends it.

Students working with Growing Power, a nonprofit urban farm in Milwaukee, created a Twitter account and instantly got questions from people who wanted to know more about the organization. Since they started the account in January, they've gotten 260 'followers' - Twitter users who sign up to receive their messages."

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