Lead Learners: Asynchronous and Synchronous Deep Learning on Twitter

Today is Day 8.  If you are just starting with us today, you might want to check out Day 1 here.

The world is changing so fast. We all need to be Lead Learners.

We can’t just tell others what they need to do in 2015 – we have to model it, and model the learning.

The power of Twitter is that you can easily find best practices and curated resources 24/7.  Much of what we do is asynchronous.  We put out a question, and others answer when they can.  We have ten minutes, and we look for resources that have been posted earlier.

But with Twitter Chats, our learning suddenly becomes synchronous – online here and now with colleagues, passionately sharing, asking, pondering, wondering around predetermined questions.

It’s easy to find a Twitter chat that is focused on your interests.

Sometimes chats are really popular and move quickly.  Sometimes fewer people participate and it is easier for newly connected leaders to contribute as they feel more comfortable in the environment.

We would like to share two popular Ontario Twitter chats with you today.

  1. #literacyon – This Twitter chat is held on the last Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Check out the Storify of the most recent chat here.
  2. #onedchat  Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 8.01.29 AM Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 8.00.27 AM



Sometimes we have spontaneous Twitter chats around events.   Here is a great example of a student-initiated Twitter chat around a panel discussion they were live streaming.  It’s worth your time to check it out!

To find out more about how you can learn with Twitter chats, please go to Day 8: Peeking Inside a Twitter Chat

Thank you to Mark Carbone, Julie Balen and Joe Sisco for contributing to these ideas while driving to OSAPAC in Toronto this morning.

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