10 Days of Twitter: Join the Online Scholarly Conversation
10 Days of Twitter
Join the online scholarly conversation.
Date: Feb. 6-17 - Twitter in (mostly) 10 minutes/day
- Day 1: Monday, Feb. 6, 12:10-1:00 - in-person class
Location: Robarts Library, e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions.
- Day 2-5: Feb. 7-10 - Twitter exercises done on your own schedule, approx. 10 minutes/day
- Feb. 11-12 - weekend off!
- Day 6-9: Feb. 13-16 - 10 minutes/day
- Day 10: Feb. 17, 12:10-1:00 - live chat via Twitter
Audience: graduate students (the course is eligible for credit in the Graduate Professional Skills program)
Twitter is a platform for scholarly conversation. It’s used for sharing and discussing research at all stages of the process (even peer review via Tweet!); for current awareness; for networking; for conference participation; and for teaching.
Learn about Twitter and its uses in higher education together with a community of learners, through hands-on practice, class discussion via Twitter, and guided engagement with the public scholarly conversation on Twitter.
By the end of this workshop you will:
- Be able to navigate the technical aspects of Twitter
- Understand the breadth of platforms, applications, and devices that can be used with Twitter e.g. Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Storify
- Communicate succinctly, framing a point using only 140 characters
- Understand what it means to be a part of a scholarly conversation in public
- Begin building a Twitter network of scholars, and gain followers of your own
- Reflect on your own use of Twitter going forward: in the classroom, at conferences, and throughout the research process
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.
Questions? Contact Eveline Houtman
- Monday, February 6, 2017
- 12:10pm - 1:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Robarts Library
- St. George (Downtown) Campus