Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking? | TIC pour le développement |

Two academics discuss the pros and cons of using Twitter as a learning tool to encourage instinctive thinking in higher education


At the end of 2011, a few geeks in Sweden set up the Swedish Twitter University, which brought lectures in a series of tweets to a class of around 500 followers. It may have been the first time Twitter was used to deliver higher education, and given recent debate about massive open online courses (MOOCs), it seems apt that we reflect on what Twitter might do to transform the classroom and open up a new space for public education?