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What the Tweet?

  1. 1. What the Tweet?: @AcAdvChat & the #AcAdv Community Using Twitter for Professional Development @bilmorrill @peacox @howardsj
  2. 2. Advisors Are Connected
  3. 3. How We Stay Connected Personal Learning Networks
  4. 4. The Social Web
  5. 5. Learning in the Social Web
  6. 6. PD & Training on Demand
  7. 7. What’s a Twitter Chat? Twitter Chat Opportunity to share expertise & learn from a community
  8. 8. What’s a Twitter Chat? • A LIVE conversation on Twitter • A threaded dialogue • A specific date & time • Contains a topic and/or theme • Grown out of discussion boards • Interest groups, associations, organizations & more • Question & Response posting • Connects to an identity or trend • The chat is connected via a hashtag
  9. 9. What Is A Hashtag?
  10. 10. What’s #AcAdv Chat? #AcAdv Chat http://acadvchat.posterous.com
  11. 11. How did #AcAdv Chat Start? Before #nacada10: #AcAdv Twitter conversation started to grow During #nacada10: Tweet-Up + Backchannel + Advisors = GOOD
  12. 12. How did #AcAdv Chat Start? After #nacada10:
  13. 13. How Did #AcAdv Chat Start?
  14. 14. What’s #AcAdv Chat? • Guided conversation on academic advising • New topics for discussion each week • MOD (moderator) asks 4-6 questions • ONE 60 minute chat per week • Participants respond with Q# in their status update • e.g. Q1: [Answer to question 1] • Answers: ideas, resources & sharing Are you following the conversation? http://twitter.com/#!/acadvchat
  15. 15. The #AcAdv Chat Team
  16. 16. A Key Tool for Our PLN Twitter http://twitter.com/
  17. 17. How can I get involved? Low Impact: Read chat transcripts Medium Impact: Set up a Twitter account Search for #AcAdv hashtag Post advising-related content as you wish “Lurk” during a chat, Tuesdays from 12-1 pm CST High Impact: Set up a Twitter account Search for #AcAdv hashtag Chime in with your thoughts/opinions/experiences during a chat, Tuesdays from 12-1 pm CST
  18. 18. Alt Pro Dev Why Engage in Alternative Professional Development? • PD on daily basis • Shrinking budgets • Routine: stay up-to-date on relevant issues • Build PLN • Don’t operate in a vacuum • Stay fresh
  19. 19. There Are MANY Twitter Chats http://bitly.com/TwitterChatSchedule
  20. 20. #AcAdv Chat Tools of the Trade
  21. 21. TwtPoll
  22. 22. Twitter & TweetChat
  23. 23. Posterous Blog
  24. 24. Facebook
  25. 25. The #AcAdv Chat Archive
  26. 26. {Embrace Code}
  27. 27. How’s #AcAdv Chat Going? Image courtesy Colin_K: http://www.flickr.com/photos/colinkinner/2200500024/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  28. 28. Twitter:Stats 62 chats to date average participant range: 15-20 average number of tweets: 175-200 Blog: 12,500+ page views on acadvchat.posterous.com roughly 50% of views are for chat transcripts Facebook: reaching up to 300 people per month numbers vary depending on chat schedule
  29. 29. Tell Us How You Really Feel
  30. 30. How can I get involved? Low Impact: Read chat transcripts Medium Impact: Set up a Twitter account Search for #AcAdv hashtag Post advising-related content as you wish “Lurk” during a chat, Tuesdays from 12-1 pm CST High Impact: Set up a Twitter account Search for #AcAdv hashtag Chime in with your thoughts/opinions/experiences during a chat, Tuesdays from 12-1 pm CST
  31. 31. Next Steps • Other places to chat – NACADA webinars – Google+ – #AcAdv and #sachat blogs – Staying ACTIVE on Twitter • Future of #AcAdv • New moderators • Guest moderators: individual, groups • Idea? Bring ‘em!

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