“Twentoring”

Apparently, we’re not the only ones frustrating professors when it comes to understanding Twitter.

Paul Bradshaw

Paul Bradshaw

Paul Bradshaw, a “senior lecturer” in online journalism and web design at Birmingham City University in England, posted a blog called “Teaching  journalism students to Twitter – the Twentoring project.” He was frustrated because his students weren’t catching on to Twitter as quickly as he would have liked, so he posted a question on his own Twitter account: “Anyone willing to ‘adopt’ a journalism student on Twitter and answer their questions about it?”

Bradshaw said the response was “heartwarming” and soon he had recruited more than enough “Twentors” for his students.

I think Bradshaw may be on to something.

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