Getting ready for #ARU10DoT launch on Monday!

Ten Days of Twitter for Anglia Ruskin starts on Monday, and I’m really looking forward to meeting more colleagues online, exploring Twitter and joining in the conversations. I’ve found it an invaluable way to share information and resources with others and even discuss matters at quite some length, given the 140 character limit! I hope you find it a positive experience too.

If you’d like to join us, then please register on the Anglia Learning and Teaching website.

We’ll be going at a manageable pace – one small aspect of Twitter each day, starting with setting up your account effectively on Day One – and I hope none of the Days will need any more than about ten minutes for you to cover the basics. We’re all busy people, and Twitter should suit the fast pace of our work, not hinder it! If you get a day or so behind, don’t worry though, it’s easy to catch up when you have time, the blog posts will all still be there, and we’ll still be around on Twitter to say hi! If you have time, there are some extras to explore, especially in the later days, and I hope you will also spend a little time each day engaging with your Twitter feed, interacting with your new followers and taking part in Twitter chats – it will be worth investing a little extra time if you’re able to!

If you’re already on Twitter, then you may well know much of what we’ll be covering already. We’ll be starting right from scratch with Twitter, but even if it’s familiar stuff to you, I hope you’ll be following the hashtag #ARU10DoT and supporting your newly hatched colleagues by retweeting and replying to their tweets! There may even be a few tips which will be useful to you, you never know!

If you have any questions, do leave them in the comments!

See you online on Monday for the First Day of Twitter!

Mark @markwarnes2




#ARU10DoT begins again on 1st December

It’s nearly time for the next iteration of #ARU10DoT – Ten Days of Twitter for Anglia Ruskin! If you’re new to Twitter and would like to explore its use in your professional activities, if you missed parts of the previous iteration and want to review and brush up what we covered, or if you’re an experienced tweeter and just want to support colleagues who are new to Twitter and welcome them to the community, then join us on Monday 1st December for ten days of exploring Twitter and building your professional network! We’ll be focusing on building an ongoing community with twitter chats and hashtags, to explore the role of social media generally in learning and teaching in higher education.

This version of the course will be tailored for academic staff, but you’re welcome to join in if you’re library, student services, administrative, graduate student or indeed anyone in a higher education context who’d like to use the course as a way of exploring Twitter! We’ll be joined by colleagues from beyond Anglia Ruskin too, to broaden our networks across HE disciplines, professions and institutions.

To find out more about the programme, how it works and what it will cover, see the tabs across the top of the page. If you’d like to take part, please register with us and ‘follow’ the blog using the button on the left to receive an email alert for each day’s post (or you could bookmark the page and check each day)

We look forward to seeing you on 1st December for ten days of tweeting!