Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tweeting Teachers

From the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Professors Are Not Sold on Twitter's Usefulness
By Marc Beja
We’ve been told that college students aren't Twitter's primary audience – people under the age of 25 make up only a quarter of the service’s users. But are college professors driving up membership? Not really, a new survey from Faculty Focus shows.
According to
results of a survey released this week of more than 1,900 higher-education professionals, more than half say they have never used Twitter, 30 percent use it, and nearly 13 percent tried it but decided to abandon it.

I haven't used Twitter for class; however, I have seen effective use of Twitter by a professor teaching the value of social networking to Public Relations students in a School of Journalism. I'm honored to speak at their upcoming conference:

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