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  • In Abundance: Twitter and Networked Participatory Practices as ScholarshipDec 13, 2016 - Jan 31, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm1 Credit - MAINPRO+ Group Learning, MOC Section 1


UM Bannatyne: Brodie Centre: Room-405

University of Manitoba, 727 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 2N2

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This presentation examines the intersection of Twitter and higher education, and how “academic Twitter” cultivates scholarly identities and forms of expression that differ from conventional institutional practices.

Outcome:  Participants will be able to find leaders in their own field on Twitter via hashtags
– examine health sciences hashtags
– evaluate relative influence of contributors
– contribute to health sciences hashtag if desired

Participants will be able to identify oral and literate practices in academic Twitter
– consider the role of play and performativity in building visibility and connection
– identify ways credibility is established

Outcome:  Participants will be able to evaluate risks and benefits of academic Twitter participation
– evaluate audiences and elements of virality
– consider institutional factors at work in the contemporary brand/media landscape of higher ed

This workshop will be offered both live and online. If you are able to come to the session, it will take place in 405 Brodie.

If you choose to view this session online, the direct link to the site is https://umanitobafhs.adobeconnect.com/r2uuq8mp8xa/

The webinar will be open 30 minutes prior to the session start. If you have never used Adobe Connect before, click the following link to make sure your computer has all the required add-ins to run the session without problems. This is best if done well in advance of the day of the presentation.

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Facilitator: Bonnie Stewart

Dr. Bonnie Stewart is an education researcher and practitioner fascinated by who we are when we’re online. Coordinator of Adult Teaching and Professional Learning at the University of Prince Edward Island, Bonnie leads digital strategy and professional learning initiatives. Her research focuses primarily on digital literacies, networked scholarship, and the intersections of knowledge and technologies. A networked educator who began working in online education in the 1990s, Bonnie was involved with Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) research in its early Canadian incarnations. Bonnie has published in Salon.comThe Guardian UK, and Inside Higher Ed in addition to a variety of peer-reviewed venues, and does her best thinking aloud on Twitter as @bonstewart.


**Please register for only one session, either in-person OR online, not both**

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Program Coordinator

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    Karen DePape
    Program Coordinator
    Office of Educational and Faculty Development
    S204 Medical Services Building
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 204-272-3102
    Fax: 204-272-3169
    Email: Karen.DePape@umanitoba.ca