Jeff Hurt reports on a study that suggests tweeting during a class isn’t distracting – it actually increases engagement:
Education Professor Christine Greenhow, Michigan State University, conducted a study on Twitter as a new form of literacy. Her results showed that adults who tweet during a class and as part of the instruction:
- are more engaged with the course content
- are more engaged with the instructor
- are more engaged with other students
- and have higher grades than the other students.
So the next time you look up from your speaking notes into a sea of heads bent over laptops, tablets and mobile devices, don’t despair – as long as they’re tweeting and not, say, checking their email, your audience may be more engaged with you than ever.