Tweeting Students Earn Higher Grades

students get higer grades with twitterTwitter has entered a number of college lecture halls and shows promise of encouraging higher student grades.  In an experiment conducted at a medium-sized college, results showed that the students who interacted with their professor and the course content via Twitter scored higher grades than those who did not use the tool.

By the semester’s end, grade point averages of the tweeters were, on average, half a point higher than their nontweeting counterparts. In a 19-question student-engagement survey given over the course of the semester, using parameters such as how often students contributed to classroom discussion and interacted with their professor about course material, Twitter users scored higher than non-Twitter users. Read more of this post