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Twitter School

At Jabber HQ we’re always trying to think up new and innovating new blogs to ‘journalise’ for you. Often we trawl through technological news features (as this is our main area of interest) while being careful not to just repeat fact and information and actually throw you our opinion and what impact this could have culturally and socially. It’s also not always WHAT someone says, but what they DON’T say.

I’m terribly sorry, I’m starting to sound like a university media lecturer, my bad.

We want to throw at you some ideas for how the world of tomorrow can operate. The way of the world is advancing, and advancing at a rapidly rapid rate at that! Ergo, here’s a rather genius idea for how the education system of tomorrow may function.



Yes, it’s exactly that. Dedicated Twitter accounts for students and teachers, to be online at planned times to tweet ideas and concepts to students, who could then tweet discussions back and forward around the twitter space/twitter classroom to create, perhaps, a discourse which is both controlled and saved for everyone to look back upon it.

While this idea is rather untamed and has quite fundamental drawbacks, it could potentially be used out-of-hours to encourage and engage with those who want to study ideas further and develop their understanding.

If I were a teacher, I would definitely attempt to trial this idea and see how much of a response there is. This is certainly a perfect idea in the world of college and university and can certainly encourage those who may often feel it hard to voice their opinions in a real-life classroom to speak up and let themselves be heard (or read).

Food for thought – Twitter School.


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