7 Things You Should Know About Group Texting


The folks at Educause have put together a new “7 Things” guide, this time describing 7 Things You Should Know About Group Texting. “Group texting is an easy means of sending one brief missive to many people by means of cell phone text messaging. Instructors create a group, or “cell,” for each class or learning team. Each group has its own messaging channel, which students can access from any mobile device, by e-mail, or on the web.” As usual, the quick reference resource answers the following questions:

  1. What is it?
  2. How does it work?
  3. Who’s doing it?
  4. Why is it significant?
  5. What are the downsides?
  6. Where is it going?
  7. What are the implications for teaching and learning?