Using Twitter as an Education Tool - Search Engine Watch (SEW): "Facilitate Active Learning
Educause produced a PDF article that talks about using Twitter to help engage students to facilitate active learning. It points out that 'Metacognition, which is the practice of thinking about and reflecting on your learning -- has been shown to benefit comprehension and retention. As a tool for students or professional colleagues to compare thoughts about a topic, Twitter can be a viable platform for metacognition, forcing users to be brief and to the point -- an important skill in thinking clearly and communicating effectively. In addition, Twitter can provide a simple way for attendees at a conference to share thoughts about particular sessions and activities with others at the event and those unable to attend.'"