05 May '11, 5pm

Twitter as teaching tool? For bird biology? No joke.

Now that I’m spending more time in classrooms than the newsroom , I often face students displaying a peculiar kind of bifocal gaze divided between the front of the room and the laptop screen. So I know about the frustrations of teachers in trying to engage students in the real world even as they’re buffeted with digital information. That’s why I love the ongoing experiment in learning being conducted by Margaret Rubega , who teaches ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut and has employed Twitter as a learning and communication tool in her ornithology syllabus. When I describe innovation as a prime driver of progress in years to come, I’m not just talking about photovoltaics and genetics, but also innovation in communication and education . This is why I’m convinced that 140 characters can matter . In each new semester, Rubega requires students — ...

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