Explore Twitter and its potential use to support learning, teaching, and research
Ten Days of Twitter or #HSLU10DoT is an open online course for HSLU staff members which, in 20 minutes a day over 10 days, gets participants tweeting and building up their professional network. Twitter is actually a powerful way to stay up to date with the latest information and opportunities, share knowledge and resources and supports building a personal learning network.
Participants might join us if they’ve ever wondered how Twitter works and how it might be relevant in a professional context, or if they’ve experimented with Twitter before but would like to explore further how it could help them professionally.
The course covers
- the basics – how to set up an account, follow people and send tweets
- the conventions (@, #, RT, etc.)
- etiquette and social conventions
- strategies for tweeting effectively and building a network
Participants will explore Twitter together, focusing very practically and specifically on what Twitter can offer a learning developer, it is tailored for academic staff (lecturers, librarians, student support staff and others). We will be covering the basics and some more advanced tips on using Twitter in the context of eLearning, and as such, the materials are very tailored for the kinds of work they do and how Twitter can enhance their professional activities. During each of the Ten Days of Twitter, the facilitator publishes a daily short post on a small aspect of Twitter on the #HSLU10DoT blog, to get you up and running and exploring what Twitter might offer you. Participants will be set a small task with instructions each day, which can be undertaken at any time. Participants will interact with each other too on Twitter, so they can quickly build up your network of other tweeters on the programme and beyond!
How to Join In
Please subscribe to follow this blog by email (on the right box) to join the course! The daily tasks and other course information will be emailed to you. The hashtag for our course is #HSLU10DoT (hashtags are explained on Day Two) if you just want to join the conversation on Twitter.
About the facilitator
Cinzia Gabellini is E-Learning developer at the Centre for Teaching and Learning – New Educational Media, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and is curating @ZentrumLL.
This course HSLU10DoT has been adapted from the 10 Days of Twitter course developed by Dr. Helen Webster at Newcastle University. Thank you to Helen, aka @scholastic_rat, for making this material available under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license. Ten Days of Twitter for Learning Developers by Helen Webster is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.