How the course works

This is a virtual course open to faculty at the University of Toronto, running from April 17-28, 2017. There will be an optional in-person class on Monday, April 17, 1:10-2:00 in the Robarts 4th floor classroom. Otherwise, participation will happen online. Each weekday (you get the weekend off!),  you’ll want to come to this very blog and read a short post covering an aspect of Twitter engagement. The blog post will include links to a few readings we think are important, and will ask you to send out a tweet or two that use the discussed aspect.

You should expect to dedicate between 10 and 15 minutes to reading and tweeting each day. We suggest participating on a daily basis in order to engage with your colleagues.

On April 28, 2:30-3:30, we’ll host a live chat over Twitter. We hope you can make it – live chats are a blast!

We look forward to meeting you, whether virtually or in-person

Further reading:

25 Interesting Observations About How Academics Use Twitter

a circular graph describing amusing or facetious reasons academics might use Twitter.
From “25 Interesting Observations About How Academics Use Twitter”

About your instructors

Eveline Houtman is a librarian at Robarts Library, where she is the Coordinator of Undergraduate Library Instruction. She is also a PhD candidate at OISE and has published on social media in higher education. She’s on Twitter @EvelineLH

Jesse Carliner is Communications and Reference Librarian, Robarts Library. He is responsible for external communications for the University of Toronto Libraries, including marketing and promotion, media relations, and social media. He tweets from @JesseCarliner and @UofTLibraries.

About this course

This course has been adapted from the 10 Days of Twitter course developed by Dr. Helen Webster at Newcastle University. Thank you to Helen, aka @scholastic_rat, for making this material available under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.