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Mon 18 Jan 2016
10:00 - 11:00

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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10 Days of Twitter: Beginner's course
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Mon 18 Jan 2016

Description

Learn the basics of Twitter by completing 1 short online activity per day, for 10 days and join the global network of researchers who already use it (http://www.nature.com/news/online-collaboration-scientists-and-the-social-network-1.15711)

This is an online course - you will NOT be required to attend a workshop session.

Tasks 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
Target audience

GSLS PhD students and post-docs

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 18 Jan 2016   10:00 - 11:00 10:00 - 11:00 Isla Kuhn
Aims

By the end of this course you will be confident in using Twitter and understand its value for professional networking.

Format

This course is online. You will follow a blog with guidance, instructions and an explanation of your daily Twitter task

System requirements

Access to the internet

Notes

For further information please contact Dr Charlotte Carroll (charlotte.carroll@admin.cam.ac.uk)

Duration

1 short task on Twitter every weekday for 2 weeks.


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