Ten Days of Twitter is an online programme, run through a blog.
Ten Days of Twitter in Real Time
Over the ten days of the programme, a post with the Day’s task will be published on the blog at approx 6.00 am, so that participants can work through it whenever they have twenty minutes or more spare in the day. The daily post will also be emailed to registered participants.
Each post will contain instructions for a small part of learning to use Twitter, together with tailored suggestions of how it might work effectively in the context of adult and professional education. Each task shouldn’t take them much more than twenty minutes a day (some of the later posts will have extras, which may take them more time). However, Ten Days of Twitter is also about building a professional community and making new contacts, so participants are encouraged to spend a little more time sending a Tweet or two every day to let others know how they’re getting on. It is also recommended that participants spend a few minutes a day scanning through the Twitter feed of tweets from the people they follow, to see how others use Twitter and also to see what information they can pick up.
Twitter is both about what you have to say, but also what you can learn from others.
Likewise, the facilitators spend some time tweeting to participants, with encouragement, advice, answers to questions and useful information.
After the live programme, the materials will be left up on the blog for participants to refer back to later, or to catch up in their own time if they dropped behind.
Ten Days of Twitter in your own time
The advantage of joining in a live version of the programme is that participants build up a real life network of contacts among the other participants, learning together. It also helps to structure the time a little! However, the materials also work well as a stand alone reference, to work through in participants’ own time.