As part of our class project we were required to coordinate are group project via Twitter. This is the first time I have had to use a social media platform for class work. (However, once in undergrad my professor told us to follow her class page on twitter and I was the first to follow so I got extra credit). The task of using twitter was actually not half bad. I was initially worried – I thought if everyone wasn’t checking twitter regularly it might take a while to get responses. But this was not the case! We quickly established groups, decided a on a topic we were all interested in and then coordinated through Googledocs a place to meet!
During class we asked to live tweet about the presentations. Traditionally, this goes against the ‘normal’ rules of class room etiquette, in my opinion. I was sitting in the first row during this class meeting and found myself feeling rude to the presenters. But on the other hand, I found it extremely interesting to read my classmates tweets and their thoughts on the presentation while listening. I am on the fence when it comes to live tweeting, I think there are a lot of positives to this but also some negative aspects. It may just be that it is not a ‘social norm’ to me yet and it will take some getting used to!
Thoughts on live tweeting? Interested in other opinions.