I am working on my mid-term presentation for my Emerging Technologies course right now. My focus is on Twitter and how it can be used to teach effectively. I must confess, I am skeptical about this but I really do want to know what all the fuss is about. How can something so fun and seemingly "fluffy" and social be used as a teaching tool?
Here's what I hate about Twitter before looking into this:
1. it seems to be a lot of "pointless babble" that is hard to follow
2. it is text-based
3. there is a 140-character restriction
I will keep you posted as to whether or not I join forces with the 100 million Twitterati out there.