What is a

Reflective Essay

A Reflective Essay is a conversation that takes place during an activity or event. It is common at conferences where attendees use Twitter to discuss presentations and announcements in real-time. In higher education, instructors can use backchannels to share supporting resources, including multimedia elements, such as video, audio and GIFs. 

Reflective Essays provide educators with a forum to ask questions and monitor student responses to determine how well they are understanding the concepts being discussed. Students can use the backchannel as a way to source class notes and resources, as well as collaborate with their peers.