Here’s an interesting thought to ponder: do we or do we not need backchannelling in the classroom (or in the presentation hall, for that matter)? Eric Sheninger writes that using digital tools like Padlet or Tozzl during the lesson can help you get shy students to participate, provide open reflection or even upload supplementary materials and notes. Then again, do you really want your lesson or talk accompanied by a constant flurry of internet activity? Hmm… I’m suddenly feeling very old-fashioned, and you?
(Still, it doesn’t mean I won’t try one of those apps out!)