Using Twitter during a lecture – how to evaluate the experience?

More than a year ago, I read an article on Mashable about how Monica Rankin(UT Dallas) used Twitter during her lecture. And this semester I had to give a class on European History in the 19th and 20th century in the largest “classroom” (cf. picture) of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), which offers seats for 1 200 students. Very quickly I was quite frustrated by the fact that an interaction with these first-year students from political science, sociology… was difficult. And so I thought about using Rankin’s idea, even if her setting was different, because she had “only” 90 students.

As the end of the term approaches, I would like to evaluate this experience together with the education service of the ULB. What are the questions you would ask students?


Benoit Majerus

Since January 2011, I am working as Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg. I have written my PhD on the occupation of Belgium during World War One and World Two. In 2013 I published a history of psychiatry in the 20th century from below. I am also co-editor of h-madness.

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  2. Bin sehr gespannt auf Deine Erfahrungen! Hatte meinerseits etwas zwiespältige Erfahrungen mit einem E-Learning-Kurs: es ist gar nicht so in der Praxis der Studenten auch zwischen den Sitzungen über den Kurs zu diskutieren. Ausserdem müssen Sie das ganze Semester über aktiv sein und können nicht, wie bisher meistens, ihr Engagement auf eine recht kurze Zeit konzentireren, in der sie dann ihr Referat vorbereiten. Auch für mich war es schwierig, mich in meinen Vorbereitungen umzustellen. So kam die Sache nicht richtig ins Laufen…

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