The index page has more information how how it was done.
— Chris Jobling (@cpjobling) December 21, 2017
If the twitter hashtag (#SocMedHe17) I followed today was anything to go by, the 3rd Annual Social Media in Higher Education conference, held today at Sheffield Hallam University, was a great success.
- The build your own conference (or BYOC)
- The Lego Serious Play session (lots of ducks)
- David Webster and Lucy Cadbury on Saying no to fun
- The mince pies
- Sue Beckingham and Simon Horrock’s expose of University leaders who tweet
- The twalk.
I went last year and I hope to go next year. I just need something to present!
Extra: Scott Turner made a TAGS database of #SocMedHE17.
If you take a TAGS file (I used this one: BYOD4L 2016-2017 (@cpjobling)) and sort it in time order, you can then copy column Q (status_url) and paste the data into the HTML view of a WordPress page or Post to get a similar archive to that which @Storify produces.
Unfortunately, there seems to be a limit (on hosted WordPress at least) and only the first N tweets are shown (where N is to be determined). If there are more than N, only the links are shown. Also, retweets will need to be romoved from the data because they are not shown correctly.
(There is a bug in TAGS, the HTTPS protocol has to be used for WordPress to embed a tweet, but Martin records HTTP in the status URLs … A simple fix.)
Yesterday, Storify announced the retirement of its Storify service. This leaves a lot of users, including myself, with Storify stories linked into their blog sites and nowhere to host them when the service closes. Storify has provided an export feature, which can output a whole Storify store as a static HTML5 webpage, and GitHub provides a way to host static websites via its free GitHub pages feature. I, therefore, yesterday tweeted about a proof of concept trial:
Today, I’ve created a simple video to show how it was done.
I’ll be archiving my own collection of stories over the next few days and updating the links on this blog. To see my collection, visit cpjobling.github.io/stories.
This solves the problem for historical tweetchats. We, as a community, now need to find a new way to curate our future chats!
Today, was day one of the 2017 ALT Winter Conference (#altc) and I was supposed to chair the 10:00 am session “The Great Sussex Podblast” to have been delivered by Pete Sparx, George Robinson and Tab Betts from Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) at the University of Sussex. Unfortunately, problems with the Conference Webcasting platform (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) and it’s back up (Blackboard Collaborate Classic) meant that the session had to be cancelled. Hence, my first opportunity to moderate a webcast of any kind passed me by! The guys did, however, create a video, slides (bit.ly/podblast-altc) and you can hear the Podblast podcasts here: soundcloud.com/teachingwithtech/sets/great-sussex-podblast-digital.
In other events, there were five tweet chats. I was able to participate in VLE Minimum Standards—Lessons from the Sector (hashtag: #UCISAVLE) and watch the
#altc blog showcase (hashtag: #altcshowcase).
I then had a meeting to attend so I will need to catch up with the other sessions via the webinar recordings and wait for the storify versions of the tweetchats:
I will have more time tomorrow to attend the live sessions.