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Using Twitter for Personal & Professional Development

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This presentation was delivered to the Learning and Development Forum at Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and discusses how Twitter can be used as a Personal Learning Network (PLN)

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Using Twitter for Personal & Professional Development

  1. 1. Using Twitter for Personal & Professional Development Jeffrey Keefer, PhD https://twitter.com/JeffreyKeefer Learning and Development Forum (LDF) Visiting Nurse Service of New York 2 April 2013; 2:00-3:00
  2. 2. Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Simply find the accounts you find most compelling and follow the conversations.https://twitter.com/about
  3. 3. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters long, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can discover a lot in a little space. You can see photos, videos and conversations directly in Tweets to get the whole story at a glance, and all in one place.https://twitter.com/about
  4. 4. While Twitter is many things . . . I use Twitter as the hub of my Personal Learning Network (PLN)
  5. 5. A Personal Learning Network (PLN) includes the diverse people, organizations, and systems we informally interact with in order to learn.http://ifyoucantbeatem.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/my-big-fat-pln/
  6. 6. 1. What Kind of a Network Do I Want? Objectives? Goals? Vision? Discipline? Niche? Current vs. Future?
  7. 7. The Demographics of Social Media Users — 2012http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Social-media-users.aspx
  8. 8. 2. Learn the Tool(s) Create Twitter Account Use Real Name Clear Avatar Bio
  9. 9. 3. Practice Karma What Goes Around Comes Around or . . . You Have to Give to GetFollow (people, organizations, hash #) Engage Share
  10. 10. Give: Give Back Offer, encourage, & answer Repeat Get:Suggestions, answers, resources, support
  11. 11. Using Twitter for Personal & Professional Development Jeffrey Keefer, PhD https://twitter.com/JeffreyKeefer Learning and Development Forum (LDF) Visiting Nurse Service of New York 2 April 2013; 2:00-3:00

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