Finally got organised with twitterrific today - hoping it is going to help be become a better tweeter! I have seen the benefits of following like minded people on twitter and know there is a real value in sharing links, ideas and resources via twitter. Wish me luck!
This is a great blog post by Sarah Stewart who is the Facilitator for Facilitation Online 2010 for those of you still wondering about twitter and learning....
Teaching, Learning and Twitter.
About to attend first online twitter event for #FO2010 - Questions below awaiting answer:-)
- What worked well?
- What did not go so well?
- What skills or resources do you need to network and facilitate meetings using Twitter?
- How do you see yourself using Twitter in the future, if at all, for online facilitation?
- What do you need to do develop an effective online network that you can use for your online facilitation?
To begin with, setting up own network, thinking about the "focus" for this - eg for us, education and technology. Working with others existing networks and starting to "follow" some of their people. When networking the need to have something interesting to say/resources to share/ideas and links. In the online relationship we feel we need to be giving "something back" as well as receiving.. contribute and receive. For the online relationship to function well there needs to be effective sharing between "tweeters".
Thinking about our "online facilitation" in our context - we probably wouldn't use twitter but if we were looking for resources for online facilitation we could use twitter as a tool to search for resources/ideas. Feel we would "scare" our new people if we started expected them to use twitter. But would always encourage to explore as so all web 2.0 tools for professional networking.
- What tips can you share about online networking that will help us improve our online facilitation skills?