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Social Software in the Classroom

November 1st, 2009 by Graham Attwell

The debate over the use of social software for learning continues. Kesmit3, who made this video,  says “Dr. Rankin, professor of History at UT Dallas, wanted to know how to reach more students and involve more people in class discussions both in and out of the classroom. She had heard of Twitter… She collaborated with the UT Dallas, Arts and Technology – Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC) http://www.emac.utdallas.edu faculty and as a Graduate student in EMAC I assisted her in her experiment.

I documented the experiment for a digital video class with Professor Dean Terry, @therefore, and assisted Dr. Rankin in the experiment as a part of my collaboration and content creation course with Dan Langendor, @dlangendorf.

It was a real pleasure to work with Dr. Rankin – a forward-thinking professor open to the intelligent use of new media.

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