Our Twitter chats for the course are limited to an hour in length, and we use the following format to help make our collaborative conversations cohesive (or at least less chaotic!).
- We will use 6 different questions as prompts for our chat/discussion. We will start with Q1 and then, after 10 minutes have passed, we will move on to Q2 and then keep repeating that pattern until we have covered all 6 questions.
- The questions are listed here (so you can think about them in advance), but they will also be posted as tweets (e.g. "Q1- What does good student engagement look like to you?").
- When you participate, put A1, A2 etc. at the beginning of your tweets. This will make it easier for people to know what questions you’re addressing.
- Don’t worry about "keeping up" or "getting lost" in the chat. This happens to everyone! We’ll create a Storify version of the entire conversation (like this one from an #OpenTeachingOU Twitter chat in the spring) so that you can go back and catch up on anything you might have missed.
Q1 - What online tools do you use to engage with your own Personal Learning Newtork (PLN)? What tools do you use for teaching?
Q2 - How can you envision using these tools as a lens or model for reimagining our institutions?
Q3 - How could these tools be used as a lens for reimagining more traditional digital learning environments such as LMS platforms?
Q4 - What is the biggest obstacle you see to creating interdisciplinary learning experiences?
Q5 - How would you design a hub-of-connections platform for linking tools, content and learning activity at a school or university?
Q6 - What is the key component when it comes to designing collaborative learning communities?