Posts tagged: twitter

Communicate. It’s good to talk.

17 January 2017

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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 read more

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. read more

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: read more

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! read more

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.

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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!

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View the story “The laws of hashtags” on Storify read more

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

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@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. read more

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 read more

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 :

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@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 read more

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. read more