IMU Twitter 101 Learning Workshop

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This presentation (workshop) explores the basics of Twitter and how it can be used for teaching and learning.


  • 1. Zaid Ali Alsagoff

2. Surgeons Tweet During Brain Surgery Video: 3. CONTENTS1. Twitter?2. Why Use?3. Twitter Etiquette4. Twitter Language5. Twitter Hands-on6. Twitter Apps7. Tweeting Forward! 4. Twitter?More Twitter Cartoons: 5. Twitter in Plain English? Video URL: 6. WHAT is Twitter?Easy way to discover the LATEST NEWS related tosubjects you care about.A free Web 2.0 social networking service that allows users tosend and receive short messages (140 characters or less) known as TWEETS. 7. WHAT is Twitter?User-created communication TextUnlimited Links to web pages, images, video Free Trending topics SMS! AWESOME!Multi-directional Simultaneous 1 to 1, 1 to many, many to 1Time-independent Features such as @replies and #hashtags enable asynchronous communicationSource: 8. "Whereas people might spend a long time composing acomment to a blog post or engage in lengthy, in - depthconversation on a discussion board, Twitter invites morein-the-moment interactions. It provides an easy way tomaintain connections, share thoughts, or ask for advice." - Jane Bozarth 9. IMPORTANT! To fully appreciate Twitter,you should have a reason for using it! So, What is your reason forusing it?Adapted from here: 10. Why Use?More Twitter Cartoons: 11. Did You Know? 380+ Million Users300+ Million tweets are posted per Day! OrA BILLION TWEETS every 3-4 days!Source: (Nov 24, 2011) 12. Twitter Stats!Source: 13. Top Language on Twitter?Top Language shares on Twitter October 2011Source: 14. Malaysia?Asian Countries, by % of Twitter Users and Total User (Jan 2010)Source: 15. Did You Know?I am the KINGNow! Change,the KING hasSource: 16. MOST Celebrities USEto ENGAGE!The ROCKFOLLOWS NO ONE! 87%of the Billboard Top 100 Musicians of 2010 use Twitter.Source: 17. Top 5 Most Influential Colleges September 30th, 2011 Is a standard for measuring online influence. Use it to discover your influence and compare with others you may know. 18. Do College/University Presidents Use18% Use at least Occasionally5%Use Daily!Source: 19. WHY use Twitter?Professional Networking, Research, Teaching, Learning, Collaboration, News, Information, Sharing, Updates, etc.Personal Hobby, Charity, Family, Friends, Travel, etc. David HopkinsSource: 20. Twitter in Medical Education? Who use it?TypeExamples Medical SchoolsSchools Harvard Med School - @harvardmed HospitalsDuke - @dukemedicineYale - @yalemedicineOhio State Medical Center - @osumc Health Organizations University of Michigan @UMHealthSystemsDalhousie Medical School - @DalMedSchoolHospitals Mayo Clinic @MayoClinic Medical LibrariesAurora St Lukes @Aurora_HealthHealthWorld Health Organization @WHONews Medical Journals OrganizationsMedicalNational Institute of Health - @nih_govFlorida Intl Univ Medical Library - @fiumedlib Faculty MembersLibraries Yale Medical Library - @ymedlibCommonweath Medical Library - @tcmclibraryMedical Chiang Mai Thailand University Library - @cmumedlib Students JournalsBritish Medical Journal - @bmj_latestAmerican Journal of Nursing - @AmJNursPubMed - @ncbi_pubmedSource: 21. Doctors using Twitter?@holisticmd @drval@KevinMD@FredHowardMD@joannadolgoffmd@drmikesevilla@GarthFisherMD@hjluks@Leslie_SeppinniDr. Kevin Pho@StepAheadnj @harrygreenspun@tomheston@DrEvaSelhub @DrStevesBanjo @CesarLaraMD @DrWeil@DrKimMD@DrJAshtonSource: 22. Twitter Doctors A directory of the most influential doctors on Twitter. 23. But, HOW?Thatmakessense! Twitter is a great way to learnabout what its like to be a doctor and to share experiences with othermedical students and physicians. Learning Diary:Examples: 1. Gather and share real-time data about interesting cases and assignments.1. Keep a learning diary.2. Study with word play and rapid review.3. Summarize topics to study for the day as tweets keep a log of study topics for2. Tweet about your dayreview while on rotation.4. Tweet about research studies and current (doctors/students). events. Get doctors to share links about must-read research articles and review3. Follow mentors. topics.5. Brainstorm about a case during morning report.4. Communicate with alumni. 6. Share mnemonics.Source: 24. Real Examples? UMDNJ-Robert Wood JohnsonNews about educational opportunities, such as exploring clinical research. The University of Texas Medical SchoolNews about new learning tools, such as free on-line anatomy software. The University of Michigan Medical SchoolTo find prospective students. Duke Medical SchoolNew construction at the medical school and news articles for patients. The University of Missouri School of MedicineNew research and grant awards. Ohio State University MedicalConference information with students and patients.Source: 25. 140 Ways to Use Twitter for Healthcare Disaster alerting and response Patient care reminders Issuing alerts for missing nursing home residentsDiabetes management (blood glucose tracking) Crowdsourcing for health care resourcesTissue recruitment Patient consultationsEpidemiological survey Clinical trial awarenessHospital reputation monitoring Posting daily nursing tipsMaintaining a personal health diaryAugmenting telemedicine Supportive care for patients and family membersTracking diseasespecific trendsMental health awareness Emergency response team management Comparing nursing home performanceBiomedical device data capture and reportingPresentation URL: 26. Twitter Can Be Awesome ForF2F Sessions Classroom activity Large lectures Seminar discussions Conferences Etc. Information Sharing Events Course updates Latest research (articles) Deadlines Reading lists Latest items (library)Twitter in the Classroom: Twitter during Conference: 27. The Twitter Classroom ExperimentVideo URL: 28. Does Twitter Hurt Grades? Results? Twitter allows for a constant ongoing discussion that goes beyond the one hour class session. Students took full advantage of using Twitter as a forum for their questions, generating a wide range of questions that what would typically would occur in class.Source: 29. Twitter Adoption MatrixdfSource: 30. Twitter EtiquetteMore Twitter Cartoons: 31. Twitter Etiquette Check out my24 Twitter MannersChecklist!Remember that Twitter is PUBLICDONT tweet CONFIDENTIAL stuff!Twitter is NOT an IM Client (Chat)!AVOID banal food/toilet updates!Tweet REALLY INTERESTING stuff!24 Twitter Etiquette Guidelines: Adapted from: 32. Twitter BasicsMore Twitter Cartoons: 33. Language of Twitter Tweet: An individual post. RT (Retweet): re-telling someone elses tweet. @username (Reply): open message to specific person. Message: Direct message to a follower (private). #Hashtag: Use Hashtag to group & track discussions(conference, seminar, classroom activity, etc.).Source: 34. Example Tweet:UploadImageAddClick toLocation Tweet@ZaidLearn Number of charactersHashtag: remaining in current Tweet/Reply toTweet content #IMUsharetweet (counts down ZaidLearnfrom 140).Adapted from: 35. Twitter Glossary 36. Twitter Hands-on 37. 1. Create a Twitter Account1.Go to your Full Name3.Enter your e-mail4.Choose a password5.Enter Username6.Click on Create my accountAccess Twitter from your mobile phone by going to your mobile browser and typing in orusing a twitter app (e.g. TweetDeck) on your smartphone. 38. 2. Customize Your Twitter Profile1.Click Settings.2.Change Your Profile Picture (and update information). 3.Customize Your Twitter Design (can change background image and colors). 4.Click Account. Tick Tweet Privacy to make you tweets only available to peoplewhom you approve (to follow you).Adapted from: 39. 3. Write Your First TweetClick Home. Tweet your first tweet (Include #IMUshare).Remember your tweet can only be up to 140 characters long.The characters will count down as you type. 40. 4. Find People to Follow Click Who to Follow. Paste workshop participants Twitter IDs in to theSearch box. Once found, click the Follow button.Following someone on Twitter means: TIP You are subscribing to their Tweets as a Follower. A great way to findmore interesting Their updates will appear in your timeline. people is to see who That person has permission to send you private Tweets, calledthose you know oradmire are messages.Adapted from: 41. 5. @Reply a Tweet 1. Find the Tweet you want to react to on Twitter. 2. Hover your mouse over their message and click the Replyicon. 3. Complete your Tweet in the pop-up box, and click Tweet tosend it. Your reply will always begin w


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