About #RUL10Dot

#RUL10DoT, or Ten Days of Twitter for Regent’s University London is an online programme run by Chris Rowell (TEL Advisor) for staff at the University.

Discover how to develop your professional network with Twitter

Despite its reputation as a vehicle for celebrity gossip, Twitter is actually a powerful way to:
•make professional contacts in your field
•promote your work
•stay up to date with the latest information, opportunities, publications and resources

Ten Days of Twitter or #RUL10DoT is an online course which, in 10 minutes a day over 10 days, gets you tweeting and building up your professional network.

Join us if you’ve ever wondered how Twitter works and how it might be relevant in a professional academic context, or if you’ve experimented with Twitter before but would like to explore further how it could help you professionally and learn a few extra tricks.

The course will cover:
•the basics – how to set up an account, follow people and send tweets
•the conventions (@, #, RT, etc.)
•etiquette and social conventions
•the plethora of ‘apps’ or third party tools to add on
•strategies for tweeting effectively and building a network

We will explore Twitter together, focusing very practically and specifically on what Twitter can offer a professional in higher education. We will be covering the basics and some more advanced tips on using Twitter in an academic context and how Twitter can enhance your professional activities. During each of the Ten Days of Twitter, Chris will publish a daily short post on a small aspect of Twitter on this site, to get you up and running and exploring what Twitter might offer you. Participants will be set a small task with instructions each day, which can be undertaken at any time. We will interact with each other too on Twitter, so you can quickly build up your network of other tweeters at Regent’s University and beyond!

Course dates: Tuesday 13th May – Tuesday 27th May 2013

To register visit the Regent’s University staff intranet and go to ‘L & D Calendar’ button (on the right side of the screen).


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