How to Use Social Media at Conferences & to Build your PLN

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An updated version of how to rock your academic presentations at conferences. This new & updated module covers the concepts of PLNs (personal learning networks) and PKM (personal knowledge management). Spacer slides also included for presenters to pause and move to live demos of using Slideshare and Prezi to upload & share academic presentations.

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How to Use Social Media at Conferences & to Build your PLN

  1. 1. How to rock social media for your academic conference presentations Dr. Janet Corral University of Colorado School of Medicine
  2. 2. This presentation will address: • The concept of PLN & PKM • Why post to social media • Specific social media accounts to use, and in which sequence. Note: This presentation is on Slideshare: http://slidesha.re/1bnqt0X
  3. 3. Housekeeping Tip: If you don’t have the social media account mentioned, or sign up!
  4. 4. You’re at a conference… Photo credit: http://www.apn-gcr.org/2012/04/19/Beyond-Carbon-Conference-at-Oxford/
  5. 5. Photo credit: http://www.apn-gcr.org/2012/04/19/Beyond-Carbon-Conference-at-Oxford/ http://www.voacambodia.com/content/expert-touts-rise-of-citizen-journalists/1809765.html
  6. 6. Why do this? What are you going to do with those pictures? How will you communicate the content & context? Will I get credit? (…and will I want to?) Photo credit: www.mpla.us
  7. 7. Why Post Socially? • • • • • Protect your intellectual property Easier workflow for sharing content Build your professional digital footprint Build your personal learning network Metrics for promotion & tenure?
  8. 8. About your digital footprint… PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS
  9. 9. Credit: http://www2.curriculum.edu.au/sc is/connections/issue_80/articles/if _you_dont_have_a_pln.html
  10. 10. Credit: http://jperk30.edublogs.org/2009 /11/28/personalising-teacherprofessional-development/
  11. 11. Credit: http://home.lps.org/training/2012/11/29/building-a-pln-professional-learning-network/
  12. 12. Personal Knowledge Management Credit: Harold Jarche; jarche.com
  13. 13. OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS
  14. 14. 1 Post your presentation to a publicly accessible space. Your Blog Your Blog Your Blog
  15. 15. 2 Select copyright settings. If you don’t know, learn more before selecting!
  16. 16. 2 Select copyright settings. If the tool you are using doesn’t have built-in copyright settings, put © to you, or use the appropriate Creative Commons license. Also, be compliant with your institutional agreement as to who owns the copyright – you or your institution.
  17. 17. Share appropriate to your faculty agreement, and maintain your professionalism within your community. Get out there & see what great work your colleagues are doing!
  18. 18. 3 Consider allowing downloads. Scholarship should aim to improve education and society 1. Where appropriate, allow others to use, apply, adapt, and build upon your work! 1. Boyer, E. (1990). Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Image courtesy of Lyncis
  19. 19. 3 Consider allowing downloads.
  20. 20. 4 Share with the conference!
  21. 21. 4 Share with the conference! Use the conference hashtag (“#conference”) so conference go-ers may follow along
  22. 22. 5 Share with your broader network! One convention of the academic community is to disseminate one’s work. So….. Help others learn and apply your work to their context!
  23. 23. 5 Share with a broader network! Use other hashtags to reach the broader community
  24. 24. 6 Watch your work spread! * *Unless you’re the keynote speaker at a big conference, 2000 views is more spread than who attended your presentation!
  25. 25. LET’S TRY IT
  26. 26. REVIEW OF STEPS
  27. 27. Workflow with Prezi Create Presentation in Prezi Publish in Prezi Post to: • LinkedIn • Twitter
  28. 28. Workflow with Slideshare Create Presentation in Software (e.g PPT, Keynote) Publish in Slideshare Post to: • LinkedIn • Twitter
  29. 29. QUESTIONS?

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