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#ELTchat - hashtagged conversations and CPD through social networking

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Every Wednesday at 19:00 p.m. GMT, a great number of ELT teachers from all over the world log into their Twitter account and for one hour they hold an online discussion (chat) on a topic they have selected.
#ELTchat is a hashtag which appears on all tweets in this online conversation, it’s searchable and anyone who ‘searches’ for it and uses it can converse with any other Twitter user following the same hashtag. It’s followed by hundreds of ELT teachers every week.
This short presentation will look at how hashtagged discussions such as #ELTchat can
- create a feeling of community online amongst ELT professionals
- disseminate information, publications and research which would otherwise remain obscure to the average teacher
- engage and inspire teachers by sharing materials and links
- encourage teachers to keep abreast of new publications and new technologies
- help teachers maintain their interest in their profession
- provide support and create important relationships and connections
The result of this is an expanded and strong Personal Learning Network (PLN) which can help teachers personally and professionally and keep them motivated and connected by maintaining their relationship with an ever expanding PLN through other Social Networks such as
• Facebook
• Linked In
• Google+
It can develop dialogues and disseminate blog posts and materials shared – thus becoming a tool tools for Continuous Professional Development which is free, autonomous, and self-directed.
Recording (23min):
http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p6eu0wupb69/

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#ELTchat - hashtagged conversations and CPD through social networking

  1. 1. info@celt.edu.gr #ELTchat - Hashtagged Conversations & Continuous Professional Development through Social Networking
  2. 2. info@celt.edu.gr
  3. 3. info@celt.edu.gr Bring some order to the chaos that is the web….Bring some order to the chaos that is the web….
  4. 4. info@celt.edu.gr … share common values or interests
  5. 5. info@celt.edu.gr Create communityCreate community
  6. 6. info@celt.edu.gr Trust is essentialTrust is essential
  7. 7. info@celt.edu.gr Community => common…Community => common…
  8. 8. info@celt.edu.gr How we do it
  9. 9. info@celt.edu.gr Asking for topics on twitter
  10. 10. info@celt.edu.gr Getting people to vote on their top topic for the week
  11. 11. info@celt.edu.gr Our blog http://eltchat.org/wordpress/
  12. 12. info@celt.edu.gr How to follow a # chat
  13. 13. info@celt.edu.gr On your browser – search for it – save the search
  14. 14. info@celt.edu.gr http://tweetdeck.com/
  15. 15. info@celt.edu.gr http://twubs.com/eltchat
  16. 16. info@celt.edu.gr http://nurph.com/ELTchat/
  17. 17. info@celt.edu.gr People you meet
  18. 18. info@celt.edu.gr #ELTchat Transcripts
  19. 19. info@celt.edu.gr #ELTchat Summaries List
  20. 20. Slogan - Motto A PLN for ELT Professionals
  21. 21. info@celt.edu.gr Develop Professionally DisseminateDisseminate InspireInspire MaintainMaintain
  22. 22. info@celt.edu.gr Making connections even with well-known ELT namesMaking connections even with well-known ELT names
  23. 23. info@celt.edu.gr It’s not ThemIt’s not Them VSVS usus But hashtags are not ways of us finding out what THEY think But it IS about connecting with people like US!!!!
  24. 24. 150000150000That was in 2011 – one year after we startedThat was in 2011 – one year after we started
  25. 25. info@celt.edu.gr Today more Audience Engagement
  26. 26. info@celt.edu.gr Shortlisted! In 2012!!!
  27. 27. info@celt.edu.gr Join us on #ELTchat! Spread the Message!
  28. 28. info@celt.edu.gr

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