How to use                                              Twitter for                                              connectin...
Plan for today•   Set the scene•   Basic “how to”•   Have a play•   Advanced “how to”•   How to use Twitter professionally...
Setting the scene• What do you already know about Twitter?• How do you use Twitter, if at all?• Any particular questions y...
Introduction to social media http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503019876@N01/182423419 5
The way we learn, teach,work, play and communicate         is changing    www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/440672445
“…gone are the days whenthe family turned to the“encyclopedia Britannica” forinformation. My family’s“bookcase” is the fam...
What is social media?
Social media aretechnologies that facilitate       interactive     communication,
sharing,www.flickr.com/photos/70609370@N00/178050837
collective wisdom,  www.flickr.com/photos/7915360@N03/2438437130
participation,www.flickr.com/photos/35114754@N00/486852199
openness,http://www.flickr.com/photos/92632631@N00/2974792003/in/set-72157608388381360/
freedom,www.flickr.com/photos/14353816@N04/2302931468
and social networking.      http://xkcd.com/256/
Social networkingconnects peoplewww.flickr.com/photos/36613169@N00/2737636716
especially those who are   geographically and professionally isolated.
Provides access to up-to-dateinformation for evidence-based            practice   www.flickr.com/photos/44181577@N00/22988...
Facilitates national andinternational communication,        http://xkcd.com/490/
collaboration,www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137735924
professional development,   www.flickr.com/photos/30864080@N00/491110688
and life-long learning.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/66357777@N00/388020
Development ofcommunities of practiceand learning networks,    www.flickr.com/photos/43078695@N00/298160422
support,www.flickr.com/photos/12692384@N00/201915678
and mentoring.www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/21530705
A number of challenges:  www.flickr.com/photos/10533142@N00/327672740
computer/digital literacy skills,
access to computers and Internet,     www.flickr.com/photos/29931767@N00/146865077
fears about privacy and    confidentiality,   http://www.sangrea.net/free-cartoons/privacy_email.jpg
institutional computing  policies and filters,    www.flickr.com/photos/53611153@N00/522032651
attitudes to social networking        and computers    www.flickr.com/photos/62301865@N00/225833750
attitudes about life-long learning,    www.flickr.com/photos/14525887@N00/78400049
and concerns aboutquality of information.   www.flickr.com/photos/7815338@N04/523101380
My story
Midwife
Educator
Researcher
EdD student
Gardener
Rugby fan
Basic “how to”* Set up account* Fill in your profile* Write a tweet or two* Find people to follow* How to reply to someone...
Having a playHospital midwifeStudent midwifeCommunity midwifeResearch midwifePregnant womanNew mumObstetricianBirth unit m...
Advanced “how to”*Hashtags*Attending Twitter events eg #phdchat,#RNchat, #HCSMANZ*Managing Twitter with tools such asEchof...
How to use Twitter         professionally?What do you think are the main issues?How do you think we can manage these issues?
Conclusion:10 top tips for using Twitter  http://www.flickr.com/photos/42834622@N00/433336293  2
Be prepared                                                      to give time                                             ...
Be consistent about how you      brand yourself    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62845223@N00/1459717062
Be open
Focus on what you can give asopposed to what you can receive  http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenr/2926296193/sizes/z/in/...
Focus on quality, not quantity    http://www.flickr.com/photos/8663326@N06/4429964169
Be authentichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/7487149@N03/519690623
Practice what you preach http://www.flickr.com/photos/17362366@N00/1288183535
Always respond to people when       they contact you    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44373968@N00/2565606353
Post at least a                                           couple of                                         comments per  ...
Do it!http://www.flickr.com/photos/12803689@N02/3920802507
Sarah Stewartsarahstewart07@gmail.comTwitter: @SarahStewarthttp://sarah-stewart.blogspot.comhttp://www.facebook.com/sarahm...
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Workshop for health professionals: How to use Twitter for connecting & collaborating

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Here is the presentation to support a workshop that I ran for health professionals on how to use Twitter for personal and professional networking, learning and collaboration, at the 2012 Breathing New Life conference in Melbourne. Workshop program can be found here: http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/twitter-workshop-for-health.html

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  • Information changing all the time. Very important to stay up to date, but that can be difficult , especially when you are geographically isolated & do not have access to libraries – paper journal subscriptions can be very expensive.
  • Free tools - Very important in this day & age of financial stress, increase in price of petrol & flights.
  • Web conferences - Very important in this day & age of financial stress, increase in price of petrol & flights. Free access.
  • People can manage their own learning to suit their particular needs & requirements.
  • Lots of literature says that staff, especially new grads, people new to jobs/organizations, & people returning to work benefit from mentoring.
  • Computer literacy: knowledge and ability to use computers and technology efficiently (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_literacy) Digital literacy: ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically
  • Access to broadband which supports a lot of social networking tools. Computers need to be freely available at work, and people made to feel that they can use them – may be issues to privacy.
  • Particular issue for people working in health & social professions. Need to adhere to professional and legal requirements, particularly about patient information. Also, implications for worker/employer relationship.
  • Institution/employer restrict tools that can be used by employees
  • People think that tools like youtube and facebook are frivolous tools just for the young.
  • Attitudes that learning is something that is ‘delivered’ in a ‘face-to-face context’ – that employers are responsible for providing education & learning. Education is something that is only done to fulfil professional requirements. Wont do it unless employer pays for it & provides the time.
  • Just because an article hasn’t been processed through a blind, peer reveiwed paper journal, doesn’t mean that it is not credible information. Look at wikipedia as example.
  • Workshop for health professionals: How to use Twitter for connecting & collaborating

    1. 1. How to use Twitter for connecting & collaborating Sarah Stewart 2012http://www.flickr.com/photos/53472606@N00/483745774
    2. 2. Plan for today• Set the scene• Basic “how to”• Have a play• Advanced “how to”• How to use Twitter professionally• Conclusion http://sarah-stewart.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/twitter- workshop-for-health.html
    3. 3. Setting the scene• What do you already know about Twitter?• How do you use Twitter, if at all?• Any particular questions you have, or things you want to know?
    4. 4. Introduction to social media http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503019876@N01/182423419 5
    5. 5. The way we learn, teach,work, play and communicate is changing www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/440672445
    6. 6. “…gone are the days whenthe family turned to the“encyclopedia Britannica” forinformation. My family’s“bookcase” is the familycomputer - Google, itunes,online auctions, research,websites and blogs.” Tania, midwife
    7. 7. What is social media?
    8. 8. Social media aretechnologies that facilitate interactive communication,
    9. 9. sharing,www.flickr.com/photos/70609370@N00/178050837
    10. 10. collective wisdom, www.flickr.com/photos/7915360@N03/2438437130
    11. 11. participation,www.flickr.com/photos/35114754@N00/486852199
    12. 12. openness,http://www.flickr.com/photos/92632631@N00/2974792003/in/set-72157608388381360/
    13. 13. freedom,www.flickr.com/photos/14353816@N04/2302931468
    14. 14. and social networking. http://xkcd.com/256/
    15. 15. Social networkingconnects peoplewww.flickr.com/photos/36613169@N00/2737636716
    16. 16. especially those who are geographically and professionally isolated.
    17. 17. Provides access to up-to-dateinformation for evidence-based practice www.flickr.com/photos/44181577@N00/229880631
    18. 18. Facilitates national andinternational communication, http://xkcd.com/490/
    19. 19. collaboration,www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137735924
    20. 20. professional development, www.flickr.com/photos/30864080@N00/491110688
    21. 21. and life-long learning. http://www.flickr.com/photos/66357777@N00/388020
    22. 22. Development ofcommunities of practiceand learning networks, www.flickr.com/photos/43078695@N00/298160422
    23. 23. support,www.flickr.com/photos/12692384@N00/201915678
    24. 24. and mentoring.www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/21530705
    25. 25. A number of challenges: www.flickr.com/photos/10533142@N00/327672740
    26. 26. computer/digital literacy skills,
    27. 27. access to computers and Internet, www.flickr.com/photos/29931767@N00/146865077
    28. 28. fears about privacy and confidentiality, http://www.sangrea.net/free-cartoons/privacy_email.jpg
    29. 29. institutional computing policies and filters, www.flickr.com/photos/53611153@N00/522032651
    30. 30. attitudes to social networking and computers www.flickr.com/photos/62301865@N00/225833750
    31. 31. attitudes about life-long learning, www.flickr.com/photos/14525887@N00/78400049
    32. 32. and concerns aboutquality of information. www.flickr.com/photos/7815338@N04/523101380
    33. 33. My story
    34. 34. Midwife
    35. 35. Educator
    36. 36. Researcher
    37. 37. EdD student
    38. 38. Gardener
    39. 39. Rugby fan
    40. 40. Basic “how to”* Set up account* Fill in your profile* Write a tweet or two* Find people to follow* How to reply to someone* How to send a direct message* How to re-tweet a message* How to send a url in a tweet
    41. 41. Having a playHospital midwifeStudent midwifeCommunity midwifeResearch midwifePregnant womanNew mumObstetricianBirth unit managerMedical student
    42. 42. Advanced “how to”*Hashtags*Attending Twitter events eg #phdchat,#RNchat, #HCSMANZ*Managing Twitter with tools such asEchofon or Tweetdeck*Twitter on your mobile phone
    43. 43. How to use Twitter professionally?What do you think are the main issues?How do you think we can manage these issues?
    44. 44. Conclusion:10 top tips for using Twitter http://www.flickr.com/photos/42834622@N00/433336293 2
    45. 45. Be prepared to give time to networking and dont expect things to happen overhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/14516334@N00/316350537 night
    46. 46. Be consistent about how you brand yourself http://www.flickr.com/photos/62845223@N00/1459717062
    47. 47. Be open
    48. 48. Focus on what you can give asopposed to what you can receive http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenr/2926296193/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    49. 49. Focus on quality, not quantity http://www.flickr.com/photos/8663326@N06/4429964169
    50. 50. Be authentichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/7487149@N03/519690623
    51. 51. Practice what you preach http://www.flickr.com/photos/17362366@N00/1288183535
    52. 52. Always respond to people when they contact you http://www.flickr.com/photos/44373968@N00/2565606353
    53. 53. Post at least a couple of comments per dayhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/35342879@N00/127809435
    54. 54. Do it!http://www.flickr.com/photos/12803689@N02/3920802507
    55. 55. Sarah Stewartsarahstewart07@gmail.comTwitter: @SarahStewarthttp://sarah-stewart.blogspot.comhttp://www.facebook.com/sarahmstewarthttp://www.slideshare.net/sarahs
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