Adapting their teaching to take advantage of new technology, a growing number of college professors are using Twitter as an extension of the classroom, reports the Wichita Eagle -- asking students to raise questions, hold discussions online, keep up with breaking news, and share links to interesting stories. Some, like Mary Knudson, who teaches writing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, use Twitter to encourage students to write concisely. She thinks the limited number of characters helps writers remember to choose words carefully, cut clutter, and realize how much can be said in a small space, like a haiku. Others...

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