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Building a PLN Using Social Media

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These slides go with a 3 hour workshop for the ARK Group Australia on 26 November 2013 in Sydney. The audience is to learning professionals across all industries.

These slides go with a 3 hour workshop for the ARK Group Australia on 26 November 2013 in Sydney. The audience is to learning professionals across all industries.

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  • Some main things to know about Twitter Explain the hashtage@RTMention
  • Explain how to Translate threadRead the first tweet and then get others to explain
  • Who should you follow in L&D – here’s a start
  • Explain Backchannel
  • Explain the concept of BackchannelSearch on #AITD or any other learning related

Building a PLN Using Social Media Building a PLN Using Social Media Presentation Transcript

  • #buildmypl n
  • WHO IS @???
  • EXPECTING ANYTHING?
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TWITTER? No-one is interested in what I had for breakfast! It’s a waste of my time! It’s for young people! I’ve got nothing to say! I don’t know anyone on Twitter! There’s no real purpose for it
  • • Explain the value and benefits of Personal Learning Networks (PLN) to your development • Build a PLN • Use Twitter to build your PLN • Participate in a live Tweet Chat • Explore conference back channels on Twitter • Identify leaders to follow in your industry on Twitter • Respond to a post on your learning leader’s blog • Create a blog post • Explore and register on an online learning community • With the aim to meet your PLN in person in the near future! TODAY WE’RE GOING TO…
  • WHAT IS A PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK? An important part of learning is to build your own personal learning network — a group of people who can guide your learning, point you to learning opportunities, answer your questions, and give you the benefit of their own knowledge and experience. - Daniel R Tobin http://www.tobincls.com/learningnetwork.htm
  • ACTIVITY: WHAT’S YOUR PLN LOOK LIKE? Tweet your response to #buildmypln
  • MY PLN IN PERSON…
  • ACTIVITY: HOW STRONG IS YOUR PLN?
  • • Why is it important for you to build your PLN? • How will you use your PLN in your role? • How will you grow your PLN? • What challenges will you need to overcome to build your PLN? • What value or benefit do you see in building your PLN? TWEET YOUR THOUGHTS: #BUILDMYPLN Tweet your answers, thoughts, comments to #buildmypln while listening to Howard Rheingold interview Shelley Terrell
  • HOW HAS TWITTER HELPED ME? Image by umjanedoan http://www.flickr.com/photos/umjanedoan/497411169/
  • DEMO: HOW TO USE TWITTER
  • • # Hashtag • A hash tag is a way to search for tweets on a particular topic. Eg. If you search on #litigation you see a list of tweets for this topic • Through hash tags you can follow conferences, talks, events, live tweet chats for your professional development eg #TedXMelb #LearnX #CPA12 • @ (The At symbol) • I prefer to think about it as ‘To’ - @activatelearn is a direct reply to ActivateLearn (ie – me!) • RT • Retweet: Like what someone mentioned? Do you want to spread it? Retweet it. • Mention • The @ is mentioned in the body of the tweet and shows up in your Mention tab. So someone has mentioned you in their tweet and you get a ‘notification’ of it… LET’S SEE THESE IN CONTEXT… BUILDING A VOICE – RETWEET, REPLY AND REACT
  • TRANSLATING TWITTER THREAD…
  • ACTIVITY: First, FOLLOW EACH OTHER! And then… • @C4LPT – Jane Hart • @hjarche – Harold Jarche • @charlesjennings – Charles Jennings • @jaycross – Jay Cross • @DonaldClark – Donald Clark • @Quinnovator – Clark Quinn • @LrnDDave – David Kelly • @ryantracey – Ryan Tracey • Do you know of any others? Then look at who they follow, view their conversation threads and if you get value out of the conversation then follow them too! ACTIVITY: FOLLOW ME…FOLLOW YOU…FOLLOW WHO?
  • 1 2 ACTIVITY: WHO WOULD YOU FOLLOW?
  • 3 4 ACTIVITY: WHO WOULD YOU FOLLOW?
  • ACTIVITY: WHO WOULD YOU FOLLOW?
  • WHO TO FOLLOW? Image Source: Angelus [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons • Follow leaders in your professional circle or field • Check out who they follow • Check out learning events and conferences • Participate in live tweet chats • Follow people who openly share& contribute • Follow the Curators
  • Image by debs http://www.flickr.com/photos/debschultz/528230215// “I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning. There are many conferences I would love to be able to attend, but my budget can only accommodate one or two each year. The backchannel is an excellent resource for learning from a conference or event that you are unable to attend in-person. I find collecting and reviewing backchannel resources to be a valuable learning experience for me, even when I am attending a conference in person. Sharing these collections on this blog has shown that others find value in the collections as well” - David Kelly Misadventures in Learning
  • WISH YOU WERE HERE… In this recent Learning Conference in the UK (Learning Live), some people were tweeting, sharing links and photos of the presentations… THE BACKCHANNEL …and people globally were getting in on the conversation. “OMG It was like…you were there!”
  • ACTIVITY: FIND YOUR CONFERENCE
  • ACTIVITY: LIVE TWEET CHAT
  • MY BLOG…
  • ACTIVITY: HOW I MANAGE PD IN MY DAY