Opinions and Commentary on Texting in Teaching

What perspectives have already been shared concerning incorporating text messaging into teaching? The following links to opinions and commentary provide individual perspectives on texting and education.

Are you aware of another news story or other perspective available online on use of text messaging in teaching that you’d recommend be added to the list above? Leave a comment with the link.

Statistics on Use of Texting

How prevalent is the use of texting today? Is it just a passing fad, or has texting truly become an integral means of communication in society today? The following sources provide for more information on the use of texting.

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Webinar: Texting with Students in Higher Ed

I was invited by Barry Dahl to be a panelist along with Todd McCann and Brett Kopf in a webinar on 1/17/12 titled “Text Messaging with Your Students While Maintaining Privacy” that explored the reasons and tools for safely communicating with students via sms.

The link to the complete webinar archive is here and more details regarding the webinar, including slides shared, are here. A mobile mp4 version of the archive is here.

Mobile Learning Series: Text Messaging in Teaching

Short Message Service (SMS), commonly referred to as text messaging, is among one of the most widely available forms of electronic communication today and has become one of the preferred ways for students to communicate with each other. During this online session offered 11/17/2011 I discussed the dynamics of incorporating SMS into teaching. Technical specifics and free apps for sending/receiving SMS messages with students without giving out one’s personal cell phone number were shared. | view podcast in iTunes | view mp4

To learn more about text messaging in teaching, consider participating in the Text Messaging in Teaching workshop offered by the Sloan Consortium, details at http://sloanconsortium.org/institute/workshops/text-messaging-teaching-tips-and-techniques-trenches.

A preview of this 10-day online workshop is available here.