Enabling collaborative micro-discussion in and out of the classroom
Hotseat, a social networking-powered mobile Web application, creates a collaborative classroom, allowing students to provide near real-time feedback during class and enabling professors to adjust the course content and improve the learning experience. Students can post messages to Hotseat using their Facebook or Twitter accounts, sending text messages, or logging in to the Hotseat Web site.
Watch these Hotseat videos
Demonstrating the features and functionality included in Hotseat as well as a student produced video providing insights on Hotseat's use in the classroom.
One source of data, your choice of access
Hotseat users can provide input on the class discussion by using Twitter hash tags that are unique to each topic. Tweets are filtered to those submitted by students participating in the course.
For students who prefer Facebook to stay connected, Hotseat provides an application hosted by Facebook. This custom Facebook application provides the same experience as the Hotseat Web application.
Faculty and students can contribute, or watch the discussion unfold in near real-time from virtually anywhere using the Hotseat Web application.
Didn't bring your computer to class? Hotseat provides access to the discussion from most mobile devices, including iPhone and iPod Touch.
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