Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning – Quora.com

13 Jan

There are a number of emerging technologies for teaching and learning – blogs, wikis, twitter etc … However, one that has caught my eye recently is Quora.com

Quora works much like other social media tools such as twitter – in that people log on and add to the conversation. However, the twist with Quora is that the conversation is instigated by a question and people’s responses are answers to that question.

I think this twist makes Quora standout as both a teaching and learning tool. 

An instructor can post a question and a learner can respond. Other learners can read that answer and add their own take on the question. Clearly here is an opportunity to build a knowledge base and have a shared classroom experience online.

Check out Quora here:  http://www.quora.com/

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