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  • Collate thoughts on what a social network is for, and how various participants go about achieving this, whether twitter, other technological tools or old-fashioned methods
  • Brief overview of what they initially wanted and the various areas I explored – blogging, information management and curation, social networking, media creation.
  • What is it, strapline, followed by a description of how it works
  • Seda 10 dot

    1. 1. Dr HelenWebster @scholastic_rat Anglia Ruskin University
    2. 2.  To explore the potential of social media in our work and in that of the academics we support  To explore what it means to ‘teach’ social media  To introduce #10DoT as a way to help academics explore to potential ofTwitter in their work, develop digital literacy and build a professional community
    3. 3.  Those who useTwitter - what do you use it for, professionally, and what benefits have you gained from it?  Those who use other social media – what other social media tools do you use to achieve these aims?What benefits are there of this approach?  Those who use traditional approaches – how do you achieve these aims?What benefits are there of this approach?
    4. 4. Having identified our social networking needs and the benefits social media might offer…. Do these groups have the same needs/benefits, or do they have different ones to us?  FacultyAcademics  Early Career researchers  Students  Other central services professionals
    5. 5. What exactly are we teaching? But what IS digital literacy in this context?! So do we need to teach social media?
    6. 6. University of Cambridge, Digital Humanities Network 6 month project “to encourage Early Career Researchers to develop advanced digital and social media skills to enhance their research, wider professional practice and employability”
    7. 7. Not just to teach digital tools, but also:  an awareness of the ways in which social media and digital technologies can enhance or impact on your work  an understanding of the issues raised by social media and digital technologies, including potential pitfalls, good practice and ways they are changing the profession  an awareness of, and ability to evaluate, new and future digital tools and make informed decisions about your own engagement with them
    8. 8.  Digital Literacy and Digital Literacies (Lea and Street; Lea and Jones)  Situated learning and communities of practice (Lave andWenger;Wenger)  Digital Residents andVisitors (White)  Connectivism (Siemens) and Rhizomatic learning (Cormier)
    9. 9. MOOCs, SPOCs and 23Things  C-MOOCs (connectivist Massive Open Online Courses  X-MOOCs (more traditional instructivist Massive Open Online Courses)  23Things  Small Private Online Courses  Blended learning
    10. 10. Access and motivation Online Socialisation Information exchange Knowledge Construction Development Gilly Salmon
    11. 11. Blog Twitter
    12. 12. The schedule of topics over the ten days is as follows:  Day One: Set up a profile  DayTwo:What to tweet  DayThree: Following people  Day Four: @messages  Day Five: Embedding and shortening URLs  Day Six: Retweeting  Day Seven: Hashtags  Day Eight: Managing people (apps to create lists)  Day Nine: Managing information (apps to curate links)  DayTen: Past and Future:Twitter archiving and scheduling tweets
    13. 13. Each post contains  A need arising in the context of academic practice  Instructions for a small element ofTwitter  Examples or suggestions of use in the context of academic practice  A small task to complete
    14. 14.  #STEM10DoT STEM researchers at Cambridge University (the original) http://stemdigital.wordpress.com/ten-days-of- twitter/  #LD10DoT Association of Learning Developers in Higher Education (simultaneous) http://ld5d.wordpress.com/ten-days-of-twitter/  #ARU10DoT http://aru10dot.wordpress.com/  Anglia Ruskin Librarians and Student Services  Anglia Ruskin Academics (x2)  Other universities incl. #YSJ, #RUL, Sussex, the iMature student
    15. 15.  What opportunities for staff/student development can you see, and how can these be maximised?  What barriers to engagement can you foresee, and how might these be overcome?  How might you adapt #10DoT for your context, or to teach other topics or tools?
    16. 16.  Overall comments  What did you find most useful about the course?  Conventions and terms  Confidence  Refining use  Authenticity and embedded learning  Which part of the course did you find least useful?  Time  Level  Tailoring  My own observations
    17. 17. #10DoT is freely available under a Creative Commons License to be adapted and reused CC BY-NC-SA http://10daysoftwitter.wordpress.com/ Website contains  What you need to set up  What you need to do throughout  Annotated materials  Links to various iterations

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