Brown Bag Sessions

Elizabeth McGlone, of GSBS, writes about the latest edition of her series of Brown Bag Sessions.

Shortly after commencing my role as a Learning Technologist at GCU, I introduced monthly Brown Bag Sessions for staff. Traditionally, a brown-bag session is a training or information session during a lunch break. The term “brown bag” refers to the packed lunch meals that are brought along by or provided for the attendees. I wanted to provide an informal forum where staff could share ideas and exchange experiences in the use of the embedded tools within our VLE and the different technologies they had used both to enhance their own teaching and increase student engagement.

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5 Days of Twitter

This week the Learning Technologists in GSBS, led by Elizabeth McGlone, are hosting a 5 Days of Twitter Event for academics.

What is 5 Days of Twitter?

5 Days of Twitter is an online event for staff to become more familiar with using the Twitter platform in a safe environment and to explore ways of using Twitter in the classroom to enhance student engagement and provide feedback.

Throughout 5 Days of Twitter a daily instalment will guide you through how to use a small aspect of Twitter and offer some suggestions as to how some features may be beneficial in the context of your academic role. One of the benefits of this event is that you can participate from anywhere at any time as it is online, hence you can even learn about Twitter from the comfort of your own home!

During the course participants will be encouraged to interact using Twitter with GSBS learning technologists and other colleagues, building their professional network as they learn to use the platform. 5 Days of Twitter is an opportunity for those completely new to Twitter to try it out and for those who are active users, to broaden their network and develop different ways of using Twitter either for their own professional development or for use with students.

Don’t worry if you are unable to participate on the first day or any of the days, you can dip in and out of this event at your own convenience and even try out some of the tasks and activities after the week is over. When you are Tweeting this week, please remember to use the hashtag #GSBS5DoT and if you want to Tweet directly to our GSBS school account, the username is @GCU_GSBS.

Why use Twitter?

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