It seems like there's a range of philosophies about using Twitter in college classes. Some professors actually require it; others seem to know it exists but don't even think about connecting it to the course content. You as the student, of course, are always stuck in the middle. So what does it mean for you if your classes are increasingly requiring some kind of Twitter involvement?
Although mandated tweeting can sometimes be annoying, there's good news: it might also help raise your grades. A study by Christina Greenhow, an assistant professor of education at Michigan State University, recently revealed "that students using the microblogging service as part of their education are more engaged and have higher grades," as reported on Mashable. The article provides more information, including a video, about the study's results. It's an interesting read and a great way to keep perspective next time you're rolling your eyes about your Twitter homework.