Twitter Chat with Inside Online Learning
We meet weekly to discuss current issues in online learning. These chats are an opportunity for you to share your experiences and learn from others as well. The chat topics range from trends in online education to new digital tools. Melissa Venable, our Inside Online Learning blogger, hosts each chat and posts questions here in advance of the upcoming session, along with related information to help you get ready.
Our next chat will take place
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 12:00pm ET.
Topic: What Does Social Media Mean to You?
Mashable asked this question earlier this month and received an overwhelming response. This week, we want to find out what social media means to you as it relates to online teaching and learning.
Does it mean you can stay in touch with your students or instructors? Does it help you with your research of career? Or does it provide you with updates on the latest information in your field? Join us and share your story!
This week's read-aheads:
Previous Guests and Their #IOLChat Report
#IOLchat Around the Web
- Live chat and presentation at 17th Sloan Consortium, #ALN11
- Connected Educators Month – August 2012
- White Paper Presentation at Technology, Colleges and Community 2012, #2012TCC
- National Career Development Association’s Global Conference (#NCDA2012)
- Live chat and presentation at 18th Sloan Consortium, #ALN12
What is a live chat?
We will start with an introduction and them move into our topic questions as a guide for the discussion. Follow @OC_org and use the hashtag #IOLchat. You can follow the live conversation using your Twitter account or use a tool like TweetChat that automatically adds the chat hashtag to your tweets and allows you to see all participants, not just those you already follow with your account. Enter your Twitter ID and password to enter.
What do you want to discuss? Send Melissa your topics/ideas: email@example.com.
- Our past chats can be found on the archives page.
- Feel free to listen-in for a bit before joining in, especially if you are new to Tweet chats!
- Let your followers know that you'll be joining a chat – both to invite them to join and a caution about an increased volume of tweets from your account.
- Use RT and reply to interact with other participants and respond to the moderator's question tweets.
- If you want to "listen in" but not participate, consider saying hello and letting the group know that you are there and hoping to learn more.
- The point of the chat is to share perspectives and experiences – add your unique voice.
- Remember that all of your followers will see your tweets!
- What is a Hashtag?
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If you have a question about going to college online, Melissa can help. Get direct access to our expert on Twitter.