How to Use Twitter at Conferences

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A short guide for faculty on how to use Twitter at conferences. You are welcome to use this in your faculty development sessions in keeping with the Creative Commons license conditions.

While this presentation was built off of my personal experience using Twitter at conferences, and seeing how others use it, there is one citation that might be helpful (if your faculty ask for it):
Veletsianos, G. (2012). Higher Education Scholars’ Participation and Practices on Twitter. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 28(4), 336-349. (Available at: http://www.veletsianos.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/scholars_on_twitter_veletsianos.pdf)

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How to Use Twitter at Conferences

  1. How to use Twitterat ConferencesBy:  Dr.  Janet  Corral  University  of  Colorado  School  of  Medicine  
  2. Twitter is used to…Share what you’ve learned withyour network
  3. Twitter is used to…Comment on presentations
  4. Twitter is used to…Quote the keynote speaker
  5. Twitter is used to…Extend the discussion
  6. So how might youparticipate?
  7. 1. Sign up for Twitter(www.twitter.com)
  8. Tip:  Look  in  the  conference  program!    2. Find out the hashtag for theconference(a hastag is the #confname used to tag posts)
  9. 3. Engage by:* “Retweet” or “RT” is forwardingsomeone else’s tweet through yourTwitter account, and out to yournetwork.Posting!  Replying!Retweeting!*
  10. Optional: Use a tool like TweetDeck to follow your posts +conference conversations
  11. Now get out there, andbe a part of theconversation!Now get out there, andbe a part of theconversation!Now get out there, andbe a part of theconversation!Now get out there, andbe a part of theconversation!

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