Join us on Wednesday, March 11, for an Open Education Week Twitter Event, hosted by Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU) and the Open Education Consortium (OEC). For 24 hours straight, interact with others by tweeting questions, comments, and best practices for success in the open community.
My Guest Tweeter spot
17:30 – 18:00 EST
18:30 – 19:00 Brasilia Time
(See more times around the world: http://bit.ly/oewtimes)
My Twitter handle
UFCE – Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
as DTI Researcher – (Technological and Industrial Development Research)
OpenEd and Sustainable Development
See a video about the event
See all about it at https://www.opencollege.kaplan.com/AllAboutOpen/
There’s a schedule of Guest Tweeters and topics, a world map showcasing where Guest Tweeters are based, and a live Twitter feed of everyone using the hashtag #AllAboutOpen. You can also join the conversation directly from the landing page via a button that automatically Tweets with the hashtags #AllAboutOpen and #openeducationwk.
Please follow @OpenCollegeKU to retweet and share information with your followers about the event.
I’m looking forward to Tweeting with you soon!
Some really important Twitter tips:
What to track during the event:
* #AllAboutOpen – as the event hashtag, you want to be sure that you are following all activity related to the event as most participants will include it in their conversations and questions.
* Mentions – when a user either replies directly to your post or uses your @username in the context of their post. This is especially important to track so that you are able to respond to any questions that are being directed at you by a participant.
* Followers – if you gain followers with your same interests, is best practice on Twitter to follow those who follow you.
* Notifications – every time someone retweets or favorites one of your posts, follows you, or mentions you in a comment you’ll be notified. Just be sure that you are viewing all activity and not just those that you follow.
Things to keep in mind:
* Don’t start your tweets with @username. Twitter assumes those tweets are a direct conversation with another user and treats them as if they were private. The tweet will only display to people who follow BOTH accounts. In order to avoid this, simply place a punctuation mark (users typically use a period) in front of the Twitter handle. Of course, if you use the #AllAboutOpen in all your Tweets, everyone following the hashtag will see your tweet regardless of the punctuation and will be able to follow the conversation.
* Be sure to reply to people who do Tweet at you to build a relationship and thank them for their engagement. Try to respond timely to their requests or questions. Favorite those questions or ideas that stand out the most to you.
* Photos make great Tweets! We encourage you to use photos or images often.
* Tweeting live requires you to think fast and on your feet, so make sure you do that.
About the event
Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its purpose is to raise awareness about open education and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness. Participation in all events and use of all resources are free and open to everyone. Open Education Week is coordinated by The Open Education Consortium.