Purdue University is testing a custom-developed application called "Hotseat" that allows for students to comment and ask questions during their classes in real time via Twitter, Facebook, text messaging, and a web interface, Switched reports. The university is testing the application in two classes right now, and of the roughly 600 students taking those courses, 73 percent have used Hotseat to ask questions, submit feedback, or vote for topics to be covered. Reaction so far has been quite positive. Professor Sugato Chakravarty told Purdue University News, "I’m seeing students interact more with the course," which is exactly the sort of effect Purdue was hoping for…

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