CTD Weekly Workshops: Building your personal learning network with Twitter

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Building your personal learning network with Twitter
Peter Newbury
Center for Teaching Development, UCSD
ctd.ucsd.edu

20 November 2013

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CTD Weekly Workshops: Building your personal learning network with Twitter

  1. 1. slides and resources: ctd.ucsd.edu/programs/fall-2013-weekly-workshops/ CTD WEEKLY WORKSHOPS: BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK WITH Peter Newbury Center for Teaching Development, University of California, San Diego pnewbury@ucsd.edu @polarisdotca ctd.ucsd.edu #ctducsd Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:00 – 12:50 pm Center Hall, Room 316
  2. 2. New ideas… The very idea that there are online communities in which you have digital identities is  new – when did you first see your name online?  rapidly changing with advancing web speed and technology 2 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  3. 3. 1. benefits 2. online environment 3. how you represent yourself 3 Building your personal learning network (PLN) 4. how to participate
  4. 4. 1. Benefits to being on Twitter  “backchannel” at conferences #stemca13  weekly chats #phdchat moderated by @NSRiazat  hashtags = keywords to     help others find your tweets #icanhazpdf follow and contribute to a chat/topic #flipclass connect to communities #altac #scicomm #highered follow breaking news #washingtonil  connect with people like you  connect with people not like you: diversity is an asset 4 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  5. 5. 2. Online Environment …is a “networked public” with  multiple, overlapping global networks  always accessible  people, events, knowledge are visible, traceable, searchable 5 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  6. 6. 3. How to represent yourself Each of us have a digital identity which represents us in the online environment. Each of us leaves a digital footprint. 6 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  7. 7. Context Collapse Context collapse is that moment when your networks and identities overlap in unexpected ways, both good and bad. “The audience you’re speaking to is not the only audience that’s hearing you” Bonnie Stewart @bonstewart Be aware that it will happen. With foresight, the good greatly outweighs the bad. 7 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  8. 8. 4. How to participate Twitter pinterest blog Google+ facebook …and many, many others 8 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  9. 9. Good investment: Twitter + blog Twitter (twitter.com)  “water cooler”  the best street party you’ve ever been to Twitter blog 9 (Wordpress) blog (wordpress.com)  a place to archive your thinking  write it for yourself, share it, people will contribute back Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  10. 10. Twitter account avatar name handle bio location want more? 10 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  11. 11. Twitter account followers following tweets 11 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  12. 12. How to Tweet tweet RT RT w comment @reply DM 12 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  13. 13. Accessing Twitter via twitter.com 13 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  14. 14. Accessing Twitter via twitter.com 14 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  15. 15. Accessing Twitter via Twitter App 15 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  16. 16. Accessing Twitter: Option 2 1. create lists of people 2. use software to browse lists   16 desktop: Tweetdeck smartphone: Hootsuite Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  17. 17. Twitter lists 17 Building your personal learning network (PLN)
  18. 18. Benefits to being online When you’re online, you can be a learner contributor expert teacher leader follower consumer novice mentor mentee supportive vulnerable It takes time, motivation, dedication to build and maintain a personal learning network. The investment is worth it. 18 Building your personal learning network (PLN)

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