10 Days of Twitter for faculty: Join the online scholarly conversation
Date: April 17-28 - Twitter in (mostly) 10-15 minutes/day
This is a virtual course conducted via blog and Twitter (with an optional in-person class the first day). A new blog entry will be posted each day with information on the topic that includes helpful tips and links, as well as suggested Twitter activities Participants are encouraged to participate on a daily basis in order to engage with their colleagues in the class. Detailed schedule here.
Day 1: Monday, April 17, 1:10-2:00 - optional in-person class (video will be provided)
Location: Robarts Library, e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions.
Day 2-5: April 18-21 - Twitter activities done on your own schedule, approx. 10-15 minutes/day
April 22-23 - weekend off!
Day 6-9: April 24-27 - 10-15 minutes/day
Day 10: April 28, 2:30-3:30 - scheduled live chat via Twitter
Twitter has become an important site for scholarly communication in a public sphere, allowing academics to expand the reach and impact of their research beyond traditional channels. Academics use Twitter for sharing and discussing research; for current awareness; for networking; for conference participation; for teaching - and for poking fun at academia.
In this virtual workshop, you’ll explore the role of Twitter in the scholarly conversation. You’ll develop and refine your academic Twitter skills through hands-on activities and discussion on Twitter. And you’ll participate together with a community of your colleagues.
Eveline Houtman is Coordinator of Undergraduate Library Instruction at Robarts Library and a PhD candidate at OISE. She has published on social media in higher education.
Jesse Carliner is Communications and Reference Librarian, Robarts Library. He is responsible for external communications for the University of Toronto Libraries, including marketing and promotion, media relations, and social media.
Questions? Contact Eveline Houtman