Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Month of College Teaching Tips - Tip #19: Communicating with Students Via Text Messaging


Every semester, I adopt a new teaching method. Usually, this teaching method is technology-related, but sometimes it is more focused on face-to-face student engagement. 

Text Messaging
I started TEXT MESSAGING with my students. It is amazing, because the students respond almost immediately and they are provided with an immediate response from me as well. I appreciate this mobile technology and I admit that I was not completely sold on mobile technologies for teaching, but I absolutely love this one!

Google Voice
I do not use my personal cell phone number to communicate with the students, but I use Google Voice to communicate with them. Google Voice transcribes their voice messages and also provides an automatic notification for users on iPads and iPods. This has been a great technology to adopt!


J. Edwards

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