Reflections on topic 3 ONL162 ”Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning”

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I have really tried to remember an occasion when real collaborative learning took place, that moved my own thinking forward but I don’t seem to have been there yet. I only have experiences of distance courses and I founded them often to be a copy of the equal campus course and just a little bit modified to suit the distance format.

My own Personal Learning Networks are quite “old school” since my networks meet in real life. I like to meet with people that I work with, but I can definitely see the limitations. The influences from outside are limited both for interaction and information. Even thought I knew what Twitter was before I joined the course I didn’t understood the potential of Twitter for me to keep up in a specific area. Since I started this course and created my own Twitter account I found that it suites me. I like the short format and the possibility to post pictures. However, I don’t really know yet how to use Tweets to professionally create networks but I guess that one need to be patient and just continue to follow other users of interest. 

Since I don’t teach but would like to  use technologies to enable networks for our research within the research community and to broadcast popular science. I guess that Twitter could be a god way to reach the research community but when using Twitter for popular science one need to think about how one present it. In addition, I guess that popular science has to be broadcast in different social medias to personalize both content and ways to reach out.

References:

Mollett A, Moran D, Dunleavy P. (2011). Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities. Available:   [13 nov 2106].

Dron J, Anderson T. (2014). Teaching crowds: Learning and social media. Athabasca University Pres. Available:   [13 nov 2016].

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  1. Thanks for sharing. I really like your post for its clarity and honesty. Like you, I am interested in using online technology for networking within the research community. So far, I have only used twitter as a source of inspiration, to read news and posts from other labs and during conferences. Reading about your ONL-experiences with twitter is very encouraging!
    Finally, I just wanted to share an article on social media for scientists: https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/features/2014/02/scientists-guide-social-media. It’s a bit old, but I hope you also find it interesting.

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