No questions about it! Twitter has transformed my learning in the last few years. Having a constant stream of ideas, thoughts, resources and experts at my fingertips is invaluable for me these days. I continue to find new ways to make Twitter work for me, but also to contribute to the learning of others.
I want to share my experience of twittering from a conference (Curriculum Mapping), I attended last week. You might ask:
Why would you twitter at a conference?
Well… I am:
- picking out the main idea the presenter is trying to make
- summarizing and condensing what I am hearing
- trying to write concise
- by documenting the important points for me
- documenting in chronological order what is happening
- sharing with my Twitter followers the information that I am receiving
- disseminating ideas, thoughts, resources, discussions, questions, answers…
- allowing others, who are not physically present, to participate to a certain degree
Take a look at the following screenshots of my tweets from January 12-14 during the conference. Scroll down to the end to begin, since they are in reverse chronological order.
What is your impression? Are these kinds of tweets from a conference helpful? Do they give you an idea of the conference? Are they confusing/useful/useless? Do you tweet at conferences? What are some of the advantages you see/have experienced?