Currently testing the Essay feature in #HootCourse via @JennFor in #ToolsJam “classroom”. Not quite sure how this works … but HootCourse definitely look like an interesting new tool :-)
Will update this post on the blog if it works as anticipated …
UPDATE from within WP (because I do so like pictures!;-)
So this new HootCourse tool seems to work vey well!
I tested via a “course” called “ToolsJam” – as I understand it, courses are simply akin to hashtags, but you can make them both private and public. If you need more than 140 characters Blogger, Xanga, Posterous are also part of the toolbox.
My tweets as they appeared in the #ToolsJam course (created by @JennFor) in the HootCourse app,
in Twitter, and here’s how this post originally looked in my Tweetdeck:
It is also possible to connect through #FB, but I haven’t tried that yet. I wasn’t really planning on exploring a new tool at this moment, but a tweet from @JennFor got me interested, and I do see great potential for engaging students, and others used to (micro-) blogging and connecting through #SoMe. Will definitely test some more …