On Betwyll we use an innovative method to promote cultural contents through the potential of social networks.
A community chooses a text – usually but not necessarily a book – to read and comment on through short messages of 140 characters (twylls) following a shared reading calendar (i.e. one chapter every two days). On Betwyll, comments can be attached to the specific portion of text they refer to or reply to the messages of the other readers. Twylls may range from simple summaries to variations on the theme or linguistic games, just as in Oulipo, or express personal views and interpretations.
Being focused on social reading, Betwyll thus becomes a safe space for learning and sharing, in open or private groups, such as a class or a team.
Our method can be used in schools, universities or companies to:
The pedagogical quality of the method used on Betwyll was certified by Education Alliance Finland, the main certifier of EdTech solutions in the world. Our method was also included among the 15 good practices promoting reading in the digital environment by the European Commission and among the tools of the national Digital Civic Education curriculum by the Italian Ministry of Education (Generazioni Connesse).