Being an open professional or academic might mean showcasing your own work, research, teaching, and practice online. Social networks and digital tools are increasingly offering higher ed professionals an online place for collaboration, learning, and sharing. In the information age, being able to display research and practical work in higher education is the norm and it is critical we are contributing to public knowledge.
There are a great number of benefits for being open and online; however, professional digital identity development does not come without questions or challenges. My last post not only introduced a few issues, challenges, and affordances (+ the #EdDigID workshop); however, we are going to share MORE in a LIVE Twitter Chat this Friday, September 29, 2017 from 2-3 pm CDT (time zone converter, I’m in Dallas, TX, USA). What does it mean to be a connected practitioner? How has being a networked scholar impacted your work? Come chat, in 140 characters or less (or more) with us! All #highered colleagues & peers are welcome for some FREE Twitter PD!
HOW TO: Participate in the #EdDigID Chat on Friday (9/29)
Here’s a quick overview of how to participate in #EdDigID Twitter Chat:
- Set up your Twitter Account (HOW TO: Set Up The Twitters).
- Follow the #EdDigID hashtag on Twitter for the latest tweets.
- Follow @LauraPasquini who will moderate the Q & A for the Twitter Chat, a.k.a. “MOD”
- Get ready and excited for Friday’s (9/29) chat by checking out what’s being shared and discussed on the#EdDigID hashtag NOW! BONUS: You might learn what’s happening & being in my workshop. 🙂
- JOIN US Friday, September 29th from 12-1 pm PT/1-2 pm MT/2-3 pm CT/3-4 pm ET for the following TOPIC: Being Online as a #HigherEd Professional in 2017
Contribute to the #EdDigID Twitter Chat by:
- Logging into your Twitter account as the #EdDigID chat will happen ON TWITTER.
- Follow along in real time during the #EdDigID Twitter chat by following along on the Twitter hashtag: #EdDigID or this Tweet Chat Room: http://tweetchat.com/room/EdDigID
- The MOD (moderator) @LauraPasquini will ask 3-4 questions during the 60-minute chat; please respond with the Q# in your update, e.g. “Q1: Your Answer” or “A1: Your response”
- Invite your higher education faculty/staff peers to join the conversation – all are welcome to join!
- Include the #EdDigID hashtag in your tweets and responses (“@”) to others.
To help you prepare, here are a few of the #EdDigID chat questions to ponder IN ADVANCE of our conversation:
- What questions should we discuss, with regards to #highered professional presence/identity online + social media?
- What are you preferred spaces & places to learn online? This could be social media, digital platforms, etc. Please list!
- What are your spaces and places to “be” online as a #highered professional (besides Twitter)? Please share!
- What advice do you have for #highered peers who are just starting to develop their digital ID?
- What are some of the benefits for developing a digital identity?
- What are the possible challenges/issues for being online, on social media or having a professional a digital presence?
UPDATED POST 9/29/17: Here is our #EdDigID conversation archived in @Storify: