The 101 of Tweet Chat participation

Social media for learning is one of the best resources available to us. I’m a fan of the access to content that supports our growth for learning. Active participation, or even being an elegant lurker, allows for the engagement that can trigger ideas, inspiration, connections, and possibility. The chance to explore ideas connected to current…

Museums and social media – sharing pedagogies of practice

In the week that has just gone I have had the pleasure to attend to Museums and the Web Asia conference held in Melbourne. I have been inspired by the ideas, perspectives and openness of presenters both local and national, and reminded of why I find working with the GLAM sector so  enjoyable. I was delighted…

#MuseumEdOz is launched

Over the past few months I’ve been working with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney as a Visiting Research Fellow. We have been exploring how we can engage education audiences with learning and social media (you can read more here and here on initial thinking). It has been such an exciting adventure…

The 9 commandments of Tweets that add no value

A fellow passionate social media user for professional connections pinged me a great blog post that made me think about the value of tweets and how we critically read them. Jan (@Janpcim)  and I have regularly talked about the value of social media for us as educators. We are both advocates of this way of working and…

Education Hashtags – Which ones inspire you?

Dr Narelle Lemon (@rellypops) 12/06/12 11:18 AM Great hints RT “@teachfine: 10 Education Hashtags to Follow on Twitter #cdwedtechmagazine.com/k12/article/20… via @EdTech_K12 This Tweet and subsequent blog post by @teachfine inspired some thinking about what hashtags I follow for inspiration and connections in learning and teaching. I like these streams as they are an initial contact point to current…

Project #pstn: engaging pre-service teachers in the Twitterverse

This post is a refereed paper that I have co-written with colleagues about Twitter and the place it can have in Teacher Education as a way to support personal learning networks. The paper is made available to contribute to the field and can be referenced as follows: Lemon, N., Thorneycroft, S., Jones, D., & Forner,…

Observations of young adults: Welcome to the Twitterverse

I’m a part of a team of Australian researchers looking into Twitter as a digital tool to assist with networking (Project #pstn). We are from different locations in Australia, all working in universities. The project has a focus on Teacher Education and pre-service teacher’s use of Twitter too connect to content and people/organizations who can…

Have you got your Twitter sneakers on? A question of ettiquette…

Do you have your Twitter sneakers on? Feeling comfy? Relaxed as you would be if you were wearing your sneakers on a casual Saturday morning while sipping coffee and reading the newspaper? Think you are at one with Twitter and your profile? Happy with how much time you spend on Twitter? Have you thought about…

A PLN: Friends…with Benefits

Making the decision to defect from a career in law and join the ranks of one of the noblest professions was the hardest decision I’ve ever made in my short time on this earth-but also the most rewarding. From experience in three other fields of work, I can honestly say that no profession is as…