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Started by Darren 12 Jun 2012 10:54am () Replies (6)


  • Michael Barbour (View all users posts) 12 Jun 2012 11:09am ()
  • Rachel Whalley (View all users posts) 12 Jun 2012 11:12am ()
  • Pete Graham (View all users posts) 29 Jun 2012 9:48am ()

    I tweet a bit (@westnpete) - but mainly use it to follow peers as a PL resource - strting small, but growing. eLearning people I currently follow include Darren, Ken, Michael Barbour, Julian Ridden (Moodler) and David Kinane. I find it invaluable as a reference source via weblinks, but it's also a neat way to communicate what colleagues are doing daily. David Kinane (@dakinane) tweets multiple times a day summarising what he's up to like this:  "working at ----school today with SMT on eLearning strategy.." - If we all did that and followed each other it would help build community and collegiality in our dispersed group. We should agree on and use a few common hashtags: #VLN maybe? (though I note this is used by a motor-racing organisation in Germany - Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring ;-)

  • Darren (View all users posts) 26 Jul 2012 11:58am ()

    Thanks for that Pete.  I agree with what you have to say and I don't think it would actually be that difficult.  What is a way forward here - do we need to consider other tools like google+?  Perhaps we could spend some time on this in the next VC?

  • Ken Pullar (View all users posts) 26 Jul 2012 7:35pm ()

    I wouldn't be without twitter! Smile

    Its  more a personal tool for me (cf as a professional networking tool) - it enables me to scan the horizon of a whole lote of things (& people) I'm interested in (a lot are educational themes).

    [ Multiple tweets from people saying what they are doing ( eg the "Im working at.... ) doesn't do it for me, usually ending up 'unfollowing' this type of tweeter. Tweeting for me is more about finding interesting ideas/thoughts/connections and humour ]


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