Learning in 140 Characters: Microblogging for professional learning amongst educators

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Presentation at the Social Media in Higher Education conference 27 June

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  • 1. Learning in 140 Characters:Microblogging for professional learning amongst educatorsCarol SkyringLearnTel@carolskyringcarolskyring.comhttp://flic.kr/p/5uhL7d

2. Which describe you?1. Social networking is for the birds2. I dabble with social networking3. I tweet, therefore I am4. I have a PLN5. Id have a PLN if I knew what it was 3. Microblogging: A form of socialnetworking Say what youre doingin 140 characters Share thoughts, ideas,resources Ask for help 4. Get the T-Shirt at http://www.despair.com/somevedi.html 5. Social networking is not new 6. Whats new are the tools 7. which have enabled new patterns of networking across distance and time 8. which have enabled new ways of learning 9. Warlick, D. (2009). Grow your personal learning network Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(6), p. 15) 10. What is a PLN? Collection of peoplewho contribute to yourlearning A global network Available anytime,anywhere Connected virtually http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/344832591/ 11. Why is a PLN valuable? Its there anytime youwant it. Its anywhere you are. Connect with peersworldwide. Connect with experts. Harness the collectiveintelligence. 12. My PLN Facebook Ning2405 LinkedInTwitter 350 769Plurk 248G+192 13. Evolution of Twitter Who can You might help? find this usefulLet mesell youOh lookthiscelebritiesIm havingcoffee withHello Mumworld 14. Sharing a curationSharing a blog postSharing a reportSelf indulgenceSharing a thought 15. Harness the power of microbloggingSome responses to a callout to the Twitterverse: 16. Conference back channel 17. In schoolsSydney Opera House broadcasts Shakespeare live to students inPort Macquarie and they tweet questions/comments 18. Hashtag meetupshttp://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2009/07/30/what-is-edchat/ 19. Professional learning is changing 20. Thanks questions & commentscskyring@learntel.com.au@carolskyring