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UM Bannatyne: Brodie Centre: Room-405
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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/
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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.com, The 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**