Great article by Diane Skiba on the use of twitter in education

There is a great article by Diane Skiba on the use or twitter in education. She compiles a number of examples of the use of twitter in education from several blogs. I particularly like the ideas of the One-Minute Paper, Knowledge Probe, Muddiest Point, One-Sentence Summary, and What's the Principle? It can be extremely helpful that students have to restrict themselves to  just 140 characters to express their thoughts.

I would like to try them out. The only challenge would be to motivate more students to bring their notebook. Maybe with the netbooks on the rise the student's load will diminish.

Skiba DJ. Emerging Technologies Center: Nursing Education 2.0: Twitter & Tweets. Can You Post a Nugget of Knowledge in 140 Characters or Less? Nursing Education Perspectives. 2008;29(2):110-112. Available from:


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