#LTHEChat 89 – A Personal Curation

LTHEChat returned last night with a chat on Staff and Student “Digital” Development led by Simon Thompson (@digisim) supported by the new backroom team.

There will be a Storify but I thought I would provide a personal curation of the key conversations that I engaged with or noticed during and after the chat.

This is made easier by a WordPress feature that converts the URL of a tweet into an embedded tweet.

Hint: click on the embedded tweets to access the conversations.

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Other Conversations

My CPD in 2016: Part 2 #LTHEChat

#LTHEchat is another ongoing twitter chat that takes place one hour every week during University term time (on Wednesdays at 8:00 UK time). The purpose is to discuss various issues around Higher Education. The event was launched by Sue Beckingham (@suebecks) of Sheffield Hallam University and Chrissi Nerantzi  (@chrissinerantzi) of Manchester Metropolitan University in October 2014. Since 2015/2016 the event has been organised by a rotating team of volunteers who run it for a semester.

My first time attending #LTHEChat was November 5th, 2014. In 2016 I attended twenty times as is evidenced by my tweets from my timeline  (search #LTHEChat). When I cannot attend, I typically read the story which is published shortly after the chat. In 2016, I read 6 of the curated stories.

In 2016, I was invited to join the organising team during the January-March semester and I led the organising team in April-June. Organisation #LTHEChat means contacting the host, setting up the blog post, programming the automated tweets for account @LTHEchat, attending the chat and encouraging the community, curating the story and, in my case, creating a network map using TAGSexplorer. I was involved in the organisation of ten of the 2016 chats.

I was also awarded the Golden Tweeter award in July 2016.

Here is a summary of mt LTHEChat activities that counted towards my CPD in 2016. In the titles (A) means ‚Äúattended‚ÄĚ [1 hour CPD], (O) means ‚Äúorganised‚ÄĚ [3 hours CPD], (S) means ‚Äúread the story‚ÄĚ [30 minutes CPD].

You’ll also find some of my reflections on individual chats by following the LTHEchat category in this blog.

#LTHEChat 68: What motivates us to use digital tools for learning and teaching? 

Another record breaking #LTHEChat was hosted on Wednesday 16th November by @digisim Simon Thomson. The Storify was curated by @ladyculottes Haley Atkinson who had to slim down the 1500 or so tweets, side conversations and spam posts to extract the essential essence.

View the story “#LTHEchat 68: What motivates us to use digital tools for learning and teaching?” on Storify

Once you’ve read the story, you may like to answer this question in the comments.

Story of an LTHEChat in Pictures

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As part of our preparation for our presentation for Social Media in Higher Education in December (#SocMedHE16), the team is looking at various ways to assess the impact of the weekly #LTHEchat. As part of this, I agreed to attempt to record¬†a flavour of the excitement of the event by capturing snapshots of the growth of the network over a twenty-four hour period using Martin Hawksey’s TAGSExplorer which generated this visualisation, and Jing.

I created a storify of the tweets and some of the reaction:

We should definitely reflect on Richard Treves’ comments that appear at the end of the story:

#LTHEChat 65 on Feedback with Phil Race

In last night’s #LTHEChat Phil Race (@RacePhil) led us on a reflection of the feedback we’ve received and given. Here are the questions and my answers:

 

All in all

The storify has already been published: #LTHEChat 65: Feedback and feed-forward: language and timing.

#HEAChat/#LTHEChat on Student Retention

This Wednesday’s #LTHEChat was the first of this new semester’s joint monthly get togethers with the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The topic was connection for student retention (or student resilience¬†as Vincent Tinto prefers to call “retention”¬†which he regards as¬†an institutionally focused word). As usual there was a lot of useful sharing. Here’s the Storify:¬†Connection for Retention- building effective learning relationships.

#LTHEChat 62: using assessment and student engagement

Robert Dragan (@robert_dragan) and Dawn Alderson (@dawn_alderson) led a very lively tweet chat yesterday on Assessment and Student Engagement. Despite Twitter itself playing up, colleagues discussed the following six thought provoking questions and you can read the full record that was captured in Storify. Here is the TAGSExplorer visualisation.

Assessment is definately on my agenda at the moment, and I’ll need some time to reflect on my own thoughts on this topic. But themes that seemed to emerge from the chat were that assessments that engage students need to be be authentic, aligned to the learning outcomes, and negotiated with the students that we are assessing.

#LTHEchat continues to go from strength to strength and is my primary way of topping up my enthusiasm for teaching. Why not join me, next Wednesday at 8:00 pm BST?