Random Thoughts on Instructional Design
The May 1st issue of The Chronicle contained a very interesting article on an experiment using Facebook and Twitter to help students connect with historical literature. The experiment was conducted by Aaron Santess, Associate Professor of Literature at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He had his students create two personae, one liberal and the other conservative.
Click here to read the full article. “For each they created a Facebook page and a Twitter account. The Facebook pages, of course, entailed creating a complete character with a full personality profile.” I followed a similar type of interaction through Twitter a few weeks ago when the Titanic 3D movie was released (@TitanicRealTime). A number of individuals tweeted as characters on the Titanic and each day posted about there time on the ship and what happened to them during and after the sinking. There were also a number of other tweet threads that a peer shared with me that you may find of interest (@JFK1962, @RealTimeWWII, @HistoryReplayed, @ukwarcabinet ).
Do you see any possibilities for these type of activities in your classes? If so, would you mind sharing your ideas here?