#Su7DoT Returns! 2nd-12th Dec 2016


We will be running a new “7 Days of Twitter” next month from 2nd-12th Dec (the 7 days doesn’t include the weekend…). We’ve used your feedback from last time and revamped the content to bring you brand new “7 Days”…

The Blurb

Join the global network of researchers who use Twitter for information, collaboration and impact! The beauty of the micro blogging site Twitter is the ability to start tweeting in 10 minutes, anytime and anyplace, from your computer, smart phone or tablet.

“7 Days of Twitter” (#su7dot) is an open online course for staff and research students at Swansea University. It will explore Twitter and its potential use to support and promote research in small, bitesize chunks.

The best way to understand Twitter is to try it out – the daily post will guide you through an aspect of Twitter and offer suggestions how each feature can be helpful to a researcher, allowing you to learn all about Twitter from the comfort of your own home or office. Each day there will be a short online activity to complete. During the course participants are encouraged to interact using Twitter with the team and each other, building their professional network as they learn to use the platform. Experienced tweeters are welcome to join in.

How it works

Each day you will receive an email with information on an aspect of using Twitter as a researcher. There will also be a task for you to complete on Twitter – signing up and participating on Twitter is a key part of the course. Each task should only take you a few minutes but of course the more you can participate in the conversations on Twitter during the 7 Days, the more you will experience and learn how the network can be of value.

We will arrange at least one face-to-face meet-up during the 7 days: details of the Christmas tweet-up will be announced when the course starts.

How to join in

It’s easy to join in – just sign up to follow the blog (link top right) and you will receive a daily email. The course is open to everyone.

*NEW* If you are a Swansea Uni member of staff you can now book on via the ABW Staff Development Course Catalogue – this will give you recognition for taking the course in your PDR.

If you are already signed up to this blog you will automatically get the emails for the course – if you don’t want to take part this time (please do!) you can of course unsubscribe – follow the link in the email or click “Unfollow” on the blog.

Got questions or want to know more?

Contact Sam Oakley (s.l.c.oakley@swansea.ac.uk / @rscsam) or Elen Wyn Davies (e.w.davies@swansea.ac.uk / @benfelen)



3 thoughts on “#Su7DoT Returns! 2nd-12th Dec 2016

  1. Hi Chris, yes we will be adding them on once we get the list from SDU. It’s an added complication but worth it to have the course available for selection to support PDRs etc.


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