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  1. 1. Learning in 140 Characters:The use of Microblogging for Professional Learning<br />Carol Skyring<br />Emerging Technologies Specialist<br />Broadreach Services<br />cskyring@broadreachservices.com<br />http://flic.kr/p/5uhL7d<br />
  2. 2. Which describe you?<br />Social networking is for the birds<br />I dabble with social networking <br />I tweet, therefore I am<br />I have a PLN<br />I’d have a PLN if I knew what it was<br />
  3. 3. Microblogs "allow users to exchange small elements of content such as short sentences, individual images, or video links”<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/163450213/<br />
  4. 4. Get the T-Shirt at http://www.despair.com/somevedi.html<br />
  5. 5. Microblogging:<br />A form of social networking<br />Say what you’re doing in 140 characters<br />Share thoughts, ideas, resources<br />Ask for help<br />
  6. 6. Social networking is not new<br />
  7. 7. What’s new are the tools<br />
  8. 8. which have enabled new patterns of networking <br />
  9. 9. which have enabled new ways of learning<br />
  10. 10. Warlick, D. (2009). Grow your personal learning network Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(6), p. 15) <br />
  11. 11. What is a PLN?<br />Collection of people who contribute to your learning<br />A global network<br />Available anytime, anywhere<br />Connected virtually<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/344832591/<br />
  12. 12. Evolution of Twitter<br />Who can help?<br />You might find this useful<br />Let me sell you this……<br />Oh look… celebrities<br />I’m having coffee with Mum<br />Hello world<br />
  13. 13. Re-sharing resources<br />Musing<br />Musing<br />Replying to another user<br />Sharing a picture <br />Social information<br />Venting about a technical problem and directing readers to an article on that problem<br />
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  15. 15. Harness the power of microbloggingSome responses to a callout to the Twitterverse:<br />
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  17. 17. My PLN<br />Ning<br />5<br />Facebook<br />226<br />LinkedIn<br />252<br />Plurk<br />248<br />Twitter<br />553<br />
  18. 18. Thanks – questions & comments<br />cskyring@broadreachservices.com<br />@carolskyring<br />

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