This semester, our American Studies senior seminar is using Twitter as an asynchronous virtual classroom. It’s lightweight, so it doesn’t distract, and many students had already incorporated Twitter into their daily data flow. Twitter has helped us maintain a sense of continuity — and even fostered a kind of communitas — as we’ve labored independent of one another.
Our thesis tweetstream is available here: http://twitter.myamericanstudies.com
Read more about it here: http://twitter.myamericanstudies.com/about.html