Interview with Gad Allon of UPenn

"The fact that there is something concurrent happening where what we teach in class helps understand [the real world]. So if I talk about Zara, it’s mentioned in 10 different courses. If I talk about Tesla, it’s mentioned in 3 different courses. But the fact that students bring new articles that share something new about [a concept]. To me, this is a win-win, you have someone that thought about it and tried to learn.

Interview with Karina Arzumanova of Strayer

"And a lot of times, students would post things that are credible and relevant and will expand that topic even more. And it’s incredible because I have been learning from them about resources that I didn’t know were available and it’s really been great. Because some of them surf the web better than I do and they just find these really outstanding resources that I can use with my other classes to share with my other students.

Inside HigherEd on Yellowdig

Before moving to Yellowdig, Gruber said, he used Twitter for about five years to share articles with students. Comparing the two platforms and the standard discussion forum, the discussion on Yellowdig is “just very different,” he said. It allows for the interactions that take place on mainstream social media platforms, but the discussions are “protected” within the learning management system, giving students the freedom to express themselves more openly than they might be willing to do publicly, he said.

Interview with Stephanie Gardner of Susquehanna University.

Assistant Professor Stephanie Gardner teaches courses in Education at Susquehanna University, including Cognition & Classroom Learning, Introduction to Special Education & Instruction for Exceptional Children. She was inspired by her mother to pursue a career in special education and has worked with children with disabilities in both the elementary and middle school settings.

Video by Eric Olson of UFL

"Lets face it, discussion boards are just not upto the standards for most students. The rubric and grading method is also not clear and most students feel that the quality of discussions are contrive"

Interview with Benson Honig of McMaster.

Professor Benson Honig teaches Management and Organizational Behavior courses at McMaster University. He has written for numerous publications, including the Journal of Management, the Journal of Business Venturing, the Academy of Management, Learning, and Education, as well as the European Management Journal and the Journal of Small Business Management.

Interview with Lori Rosenkopf of UPenn

"I was surprised by the norms that emerged in the system, [they] were a little bit surprising to me. I mean I expected the students to follow the directions because they're doing it for grades, you know, so they would certainly comment on each others articles, but I was surprised with how positively they interacted with each other.

Yellowdig: An Evolution in Higher Education

"For the past four years or so, since MOOCs reared their multi-million-eyed heads over the usually sleepy higher ed landscape, college and university campus leaders have been told that the revolution is coming. The end is nigh or at least nearly nigh, we have heard again and again."

Three Things You Need to Know About Yellowdig

"In each of the classes I teach, there is an important part called “In the News” which is intended to address the learning goal of linking academic frameworks to current events. Previously I used Twitter for “In the News”, but now I use Yellowdig for that purpose. "

Educause Article by Jeremy Petranka of Duke

Going back to the hypothetical class that's breaking until next week, I see countless opportunities to enhance the educational experience between lectures. What's required is the right technology: designed for students; mirroring their use habits, patterns, and preferences; and resembling the applications they already know and love. (Think Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or Snapchat.)