Outcomes from eluminate session about twitter and emerge online conference

The following sprung to mind.

To give the activities a context then the final session could be focussed around,

What role does twitter offer in learning and teaching?

This will allow people of all levels and experiences to contribute. The scene might be set by setting Twitter in a gartner hype cycle framework where it is moving towards the “peak of inflated expectations”. To help us gather ideas and feedback to seed the end of day 2 discussion, then during the event we can have a moodle survey available. I’ll update the questionnaire I used. Also the expectation is that people will discuss this and other ideas through their twitter accounts. To help the ball rolling we could outline a couple of scenarios on Moodle.

Interms of twitter then we’ll have the emerge twitter account that people can follow, also Josie had experienced a really nice idea of liking people spatially.

Josie … you might need to elaborate on how this will be achieved 🙂

Also, people will be able to follow / search against and agreed tag.

So interms of help / instructions then we need to find / plagiarise and create a one side crib sheet. The idea should be to direct them to the twitter FAQs, so that this becomes more sustainable. However, what ones might we cover?

Using twitter via the web site
instructions – need to create an account
instructions – need to follow emerge twitter account
tips – notifications, short cut commands

Using twitter via other apps
overview of tweetpics, twitteroo,
and then links to twitter apps wikipedia page

Using twitter in Moodle
instructions of how to use the Moodle and Twitter plug-in

– Ann, what do you think? Something that might be really interesting is can we use a keyword, and then make these FAQs available via twitter? People could then find them from their twitter application 🙂

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3 comments

  1. Josie Fraser

    Hi Andy, great set of notes. I’m batting the Moodle space into account & getting ready to post on our last conferences session on microblogging.

    It’s not so much a spatial connection, more a practical way of rapidly connecting the community. Basically, we ask everyone to write jiscemerge0608 (which will be the long version of the conference tag, following our tagging convention – you might want to go for something shorter like je68 for the microtag) in the location field of their profile – for the duration of the event. This means that people can use the Twitter search box to quickly find everyone from Emerge using Twitter – making sure that people have a sense of using microblogging within a network from the get go.

  2. the friend

    Hi Andy, Yes I was thinking tabout the FAQs too. Would we want to be able to use a generic tag such as TwitFAQ? We could collect tweets for the wiki. Would we need to have a second tag then for the subject, i.e. photos, sounds, twemes?

  3. the friend

    Hi Andy, Yes I was thinking about the FAQs too. Would we want to be able to use a generic tag such as TwitFAQ? We could collect tweets for the wiki. Would we need to have a second tag then for the subject, i.e. photos, sounds, twemes?

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