Social Media for LearningThe aim of this blog is to help you explore the different ways you can interact online using social media and the tools to help you do this.
Introducing Social MediaSo what is social media you might ask? Social Media is an umbrella term for web based and mobile technology that allows the user to produce and share information with others using text and/or media (video, audio, images), who in turn are then able to engage in a interactive dialogue about the content.
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Category Archives: Twitter
Storify is a great way to bring together tweets at an event where participants have included a dedicated hashtag. These can be searched for within Storify and embedded into the story you create. Here is an example from a previous Learning … Continue reading
Twitter is a micro blogging tool that enables users to share short succinct messages, links and multimedia. When used at conferences, live-tweeting by delegates is a way to publicly share information about the event. Typically tweets may include: quotes from … Continue reading
Resource building – tutors AND students can use a course hashtag to share links to relevant resources. These could include websites, news articles, videos, podcasts, images, SlideShare presentations as well as books and journal papers. Interactive lectures – ask … Continue reading
The Twitter Back Channel The term “back channel” generally refers to an online conversation about a conference topic or speaker. Twitter is now used extensively by both delegates at a conference and also by those wishing to follow tweets made by those attending, … Continue reading
Tweetchats A TweetChat is a virtual meeting or gathering on Twitter to discuss a common topic. The chat usually lasts one hour and will include some questions to stimulate discussion. In order to be able to view tweets relating to … Continue reading
Some excellent tips weaved into this humorous Dr Seuss inspired Guide to Twitter created by Hootsuite. Hootsuite Hootsuite is a social media dashboard that can help you to manage and measure your social networks. It enables you to: Manage multiple … Continue reading
Image source: Flickr Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. People use the hashtag symbol # before a … Continue reading
So what’s a Tweet Chat? A TweetChat is a virtual meeting or gathering on Twitter to discuss a common topic. The chat usually lasts one hour and will include some questions to stimulate discussion. In order to be able to … Continue reading
Below is a screencast outlining 26 tips for getting started with Twitter. The slides can be accessed via SlidesShare here and downloaded. They have a Creative Commons licence so may be re-used with credit. Screencast [slides with voice over]
Creating lists is a way to filter the tweets you read into topics. Currently when you view your timeline you will see Tweets from everyone you follow, along with retweets. Wouldn’t it be nice to zoom in on Tweets from … Continue reading