Over the past 10 days, I led the second iteration of an online professional development workshop with the Sloan Consortium, entitled Text Messaging in Teaching: Tips and Techniques from the Trenches. This workshop, just one in a series of workshops on mobile learning, was geared for faculty desiring to add a mobile dimension to their online teaching using text messaging? Participants learned by doing as they experienced texting incorporated in the online environment (Moodle), explored free texting apps, and formulated their own plan for incorporating texting into their online communication strategy. Our discussions focused upon how to enrich one’s online presence and communicate with students through a mobile technology they are already using daily while also protecting privacy.
The following resources, among others, were shared during the workshop:
- Texting Background and Definitions
- Statistics on Use of Texting
- Opinions and Commentary on Texting in Teaching
- Articles on Texting in Teaching
- Best Practices on Texting in Teaching
- Text Messaging Tools
- Additional Miscellaneous Text Messaging Resources
Looking for some great online professional development opportunities? Check-out Sloan Consortium’s online workshops!