Conversations on Teaching session to focus on Hotseat

November 4, 2010

Purdue's Teaching Academy will explore the use of Hotseat, a mobile Web application that employs social networking technologies to promote academic learning, during its Conversations on Teaching session on Nov. 17.

"A Sharing Discussion of the Most Productive and Creative Applications of Hotseat" will be held from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 179, Stanley Coulter Hall. The presenters are Hans Aagard, senior educational technologist at the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, and Chuck Calahan, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Child Development and Family Studies.

The session will be an open discussion and include the opportunity for hands-on participation. No registration is required.
Hotseat has potential to engage significant numbers of students in discussion while in or outside of the classroom. Hotseat provides the opportunity for students to ask the types of questions they would like to ask but perhaps are reluctant to ask in class. With anonymity, students can address controversial topics or share a personal issue or struggle to solve a problem.

More information on the session is available at