10 Days of Twitter returns!

Ever wondered if Twitter might be a useful tool for enhancing your teaching & learning, or developing your personal learning network? Not sure how to get started, or how it all works?

Ten Days of Twitter, or as it’s called in twitterspeak, #UoB10DoT will help you to learn to use Twitter from scratch, build up your network and join in the conversation in 10 days!

Twitter is in many ways very simple to use – it’s just a micro-blogging social media platform on which you can post 140 character ‘tweets’ which your followers can see, and you can follow other people to see what they’re sharing. Sounds easy, and in fact, setting up an account, following people and sending tweets is easy.

At first people are often very sceptical – what could you possibly say that was of any academic or professional value in 140 characters? And why would anyone care to know what you are saying? How could Twitter possibly enhance your work in any way, other than a fun way to distract yourself from real work? To find out, register to participate in Ten Days of Twitter running from Wednesday 10th May – Friday 19th May 2017.

Taking part and reaching certain milestones will also give you the chance to gain some badges, which can be displayed on your social media accounts, CV, email signature etc. as evidence of your achievements.

For more information, please contact averil.robertson@beds.ac.uk

Badges awarded for #UoB10DoT

Our first badges have been awarded for staff doing our Ten Days of Twitter course! To gain their ‘Hatched’ badge, participants had to:

  • set up their own Twitter profile
  • send at least five tweets within four days of the UoB 10 Days of Twitter programme

Looking forward to giving out the Flying and Soaring badges!

 

UoB10DoT

UoB10DoT will take place from Monday 13 March – Friday 24 March 2017.

10 Days of Twitter will help you to learn to use Twitter from scratch, build up your network and join in the conversation in 10 days!

Taking part in #UoB10DoT allows you to gain Open Badges that will credit your achievements. You can find out more about Open Badges here. They can be displayed on a variety of social media including LinkedIn, and on your CV, email signature etc.