Posts tagged: twitter

Communicate. It’s good to talk.

17 January 2017

communicate

Welcome to day 2 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning week. Here at Salford we’re offering students and staff the chance to participate in a free, online course to learn about how to get the most out of your mobile device, backed up with activities on campus. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below.

Day two

Today’s theme is communicating – in particular, we’re looking at how we can find opportunities to stimulate discussion and encourage active engagement in your teaching/learning/research. Feel free to join us in Newton, room 240 from, 14:00 to 15:00

Wondering about how to develop useful communication channels? How could your mobile device help you to record and capture any exchanges for later review? Thinking about how best to communicate with large groups?

Interactive quizzes
Socrative
Kahoot

Online discussions and activities
Google hangouts
Skype
Blackboard discussion boards

Make notes
One Note
Evernote

Video creating products
Jing
Powtoon
Vine

Share
Twitter
Facebook

For more apps to help you communicate better, check out this Edshelf.

For more help and advice on how to set up your device, have a look at our Set up your device for Learning pages.

Connect with your Communities

16 January 2017

connect

Welcome to the first day of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning week. Here at Salford we’re offering students and staff the chance to participate in a free, online course to get the most out of your mobile device. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.

Day One

Today’s theme is connect so we’re exploring how to use social media tools more effectively to connect with your learning community.

To start, why not get on Twitter and follow Skills for Learning @skillupUS and the library @TheLibraryUoS?
Then join the Skills for Learning Facebook group to keep up-to-date.

There’s a whole host of apps and sites you can use to connect with others – have a look at some of them.

Every evening this week there’s a twitter chat  between 20:00 and 21:00 (UK time) for everyone participating in this course to share your experiences. Check out: #byod4lchat

  • Want to set up your device for learning?  Our online guide will help.
  • Need some human help? Take your device to Clifford Whitworth library, first floor, between 12 and 2, Monday to Friday. No need to book, pop along with your device and we’ll help you get started.

 

 

 

Bring Your Own Device for Learning

13 January 2017

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Want to get more out of your mobile technology? Perhaps you got a shiny new device for Christmas but aren’t sure how to use it? Or maybe you’d like to use it better in your studies or teaching?

Next week is national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week and here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device. Starting on 16 January 2017, this short course looks at how you can make the most of your smart phone, tablet or laptop. The course, for all students and staff, runs for 5 consecutive days with opportunities to engage as much or as little as you are able to, both within the University and the wider community.  The topics for each day are:

Monday 16 : Connecting: check out online activities to help you use social media tools more effectively to connect with your learning community

Tuesday 17: Communicating: opportunities to stimulate discussion and encourage active engagement in your teaching/learning/research. Join us in Newton, room 240 from 1400 to 1500.

Wednesday 18: Curating: stay on top of the latest developments in your area, and to look at how you can organise your documents, ideas and notes. Drop in to Mary Seacole, room 187, between 1200 and 1300 to find out more

Thursday 19: Collaborating: how to work more effectively and crowdsource content using online collaborative tools. Come along to Maxwell, room 819, between 1300 and 1400 to find out more.

Friday 20: Creating: how to use quizzes and surveys in your teaching and learning. Pop along to Mary Seacole, room 136, between 1200 and 1300 to join in.

Every evening there will be a twitter chat focusing on the theme of the day. The chats are between 2000 and 2100 and everyone is welcome. If you are new to twitter this is an opportunity to see how twitter chats work, and to connect with a much wider network of people. Check out: #byod4lchat

Can’t join in but want to get your device set up for learning? Try our online guide

Need some human help? Turn up with your device at Clifford Whitworth library, first floor, between 12 and 2, Monday to Friday. No need to book, pop along with your device and we’ll help you get started.

Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L)

8 January 2016
Are you feeling like you’re not getting the most out of your mobile technology?

Getting a shiny new device for Christmas or have one lying around?

Do you want some help with how to use it in your studies?

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Then Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L) week may be for you!

Starting on 11th January 2016 (for 5 days), this short course looks at how you can make the most of your smart device (tablet/phone/laptop) through short 10 minute activities and additional resources. The course will enable you to connect with peers and learn within a wider community.

There is no requirement to join in every activity, the decision of how much time you wish to spend on this is entirely up to you. During the week there will be activities and a competition around the University so keep your eyes and ears open!

Twitter:  #BYOD4L

At Salford we are celebrating by letting you know what we have available for you so you can make the most of your laptop, tablet or phone to help you with your studies.

Have a look at our Get started pages to help set up your device.

 

Aaaaahhh???? Don’t know much other than how to switch it on? Come and see us: Clifford Whitworth library has a special support desk http://www.its.salford.ac.uk/dropin/ available between 12 and 2, Monday to Friday. No need to book, pop along with your device and we’ll help get you started.

IT desk

Twitter – tips for improvers

12 March 2015

Ned Potter from the University of York Library has produced a great slideshare to help researchers and academics take their use of Twitter to the next level. The guide covers content, tone, your account, logistics and analysis. It is well worth a look for anyone wanting to improve their Twitter skills.

Click for slideshare

Also, if you want to learn more about hashtags take a look at Ned’s recent Storify – what works and what doesn’t: The Laws of Hashtags!

Click for storify

Finally, if you are new to Twitter or want to improve your skills check out this 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education from Edudemic.

Three easy ways to stay in touch with University life

9 February 2015

Here are three easy ways to keep in touch with what is going on to help you get the most out of your time here.

  1. University Twitter channels
  2. Student email
  3. Student Channel

1. University Twitter channels

Screen shot of Twitter feed

@TheLibraryUoS Twitter Feed

Twitter may not be your thing but is one of the easiest ways of keeping up to date with University life so I encourage you to have a go. Don’t feel that you have to contribute your own Tweets, you can simply join up, follow people and organisations you are interested in and enjoy discovering information that matters to you.

A great starting point would be to follow:

You may also find that your School has a Twitter handle – have a dig around to see what you can find.

It is really easy to set up an account. Simply go to https://twitter.com/?lang=en-gb

You will need a username. Try to choose one that is the same, or similar to, your own name unless you prefer people not to know who you are, in which case  choose something more generic. Your username will be your Twitter handle e.g. @TheLibraryUoS.

You can also access Twitter on the go by downloading the App from your App Store and a quick Google search will take you to lots of help and information about using Twitter if you want to learn more.

2. Student email

Avoid missing important messages by regularly checking your student email. These videos will show you how to forward your Salford University email messages to your personal account and how to get University email on your mobile phone.

Forwarding your email to your personal accountClick for video Get University email on your mobile phoneClick for video

3. Student Channel

Screen shot of the Student Channel

The Student Channel

Check out the new Student Channel for the latest news and links to information, resources and services including the great new Skills for Learning site (under the Library and Learner Support section) – the place to go for all things study support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shared data – how secure is yours?

4 August 2014

Social media is a great way of staying in touch with friends and interests but keeping track of multiple accounts and making sure your shared data is secure can be time consuming and overwhelming. There are some simple, quick things you can do to improve the security of your shared data. The Guardian have suggested 29 tips for taking control of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. So have a read, make a few simple changes, get out there and stay safe!

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jul/11/take-control-of-your-social-network

Going viral: the power of a tweet

29 July 2014

What do you like to share on social media? Here’s a cautionary tale from a former student of the University of Salford, about what happened when a tweet went viral :

article about a tweet that went viral

@baggie_ade on his viral tweet

Story first printed in Prestwich & Whitefield Local, July 2014

Are you guilty of subtweeting?

23 July 2014

Do you know what it means to ‘subtweet’?

Hannah Parkinson in the Guardian explains all, describing “the subtle art of the subtweet” along with some great examples of subtweeting in action.

It is defined as “the internet equivalent of talking behind someone’s back” and “can be brilliant, it can be cruel, it can be rude, it can be annoying as hell”.

To read Hannah’s mini guide on what subtweeting is, how it tends to be used, how to get it right with examples of when it’s done badly, click here:
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/blog/2014/jul/23/subtweeting-what-is-it-and-how-to-do-it-well

 

What does our hashtag mean?

1 July 2014

Are you on Twitter? When you check out our Twitter stream (@TheLibraryUoS), you may notice that we use #uosdiglit in many of our Tweets. What does it mean?

The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. According to Twitter support, it was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. That’s how we use our Twitter hashtag #uosdiglit – to categorise all the tweets that contain information specifically about digital literacy. We want you to be able to find that information easily – so we use that hashtag.

Just clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets marked with that keyword.

Here’s a great infographic showing the History of the Hashtag , posted by Amy last month.