Digital Paper Cuts features an interview with Duke faculty member Negar Mottahedeh discussing how she uses social media in her classes. An assistant professor in the Program in Literature, Motthedeh teaches and introductory film class and has students post papers each week on blogs for peer review and comment and use tools such as wikis to assemble basic research material for the course.
As an end of the semester group project, her class held a Twitter Film Festival, screening clips from films on a course blog and using the microblogging tool Twitter to comment on the films as they were shown throughout the day. The students were also encouraged to use Twitter during the course to discuss the lectures.
In the video, Mottahedeh discusses her philosophy behind using Twitter and social media tools in the course and her experiences getting used to the technology. The shared Twitter account used for the festival can be found at http://twitter.com/twitfilm and the hashtag #twitfilm. The Twitter Film Festival was also highlighted in a Duke News story.