#ARU10DoT, or Ten Days of Twitter for Anglia Ruskin University is an online programme run by Anglia Learning and Teaching for staff at the University.
Discover how to develop your professional network with Twitter
Despite its reputation as a vehicle for celebrity gossip, Twitter is actually a powerful way to:
- make professional contacts in your field
- promote your work
- stay up to date with the latest information, opportunities, publications and resources
Ten Days of Twitter or #ARU10DoT is an online course which, in 10 minutes a day over 10 days, gets you tweeting and building up your professional network.
Join us if you’ve ever wondered how Twitter works and how it might be relevant in a professional academic context, or if you’ve experimented with Twitter before but would like to explore further how it could help you professionally and learn a few extra tricks.
Devised by Dr Helen Webster and led by Mark Warnes, the course will cover:
- the basics – how to set up an account, follow people and send tweets
- the conventions (@, #, RT, etc.)
- etiquette and social conventions
- the plethora of ‘apps’ or third party tools to add on
- strategies for tweeting effectively and building a network
We will explore Twitter together, focusing very practically and specifically on what Twitter can offer a professional in higher education. We will be covering the basics and some more advanced tips on using Twitter in an academic context, and as such, the materials are very tailored for academic and academic-related members of staff at Anglia Ruskin, the kinds of work they do and how Twitter can enhance their professional activities. During each of the Ten Days of Twitter, Mark will publish a daily short post on a small aspect of Twitter on this #ARU10DoT WordPress blog to get you up and running and exploring what Twitter might offer you. You will be set a small task with instructions each day, which can be undertaken at any time. We will interact with each other too on Twitter, so you can quickly build up your network of other tweeters at Anglia Ruskin and beyond!