We'll use a group texting mobile app/service, like a closed twitter network, for ongoing communication and peer support such as cel.ly (US only), Remind 101, ClassPager, GroupMe or Swaggle or Grouped{in} (iOS app). Please let me know if you know of other alternatives. I'm not sure which of these would be the best service to use in class. I like that Swaggle limits the number of txts the group can send in each 10 min period. I foresee conversations that are more focused with less "LOL" "OMG" and "ha!" replies although I would encourage "tnx". I would really enjoy the class conversations we'd have as we work together to figure out the best way to do this.

An online, twitter-like service worth exploring is twiducate.