#AACUTweets will have two sessions, to bookend the conference
The #AACU16 @Twitter Backchannel
Thursday, Jan 21, 2:45-4pm
How & why to Tweet at #AACU16 in 10 minutes
We will describe—and invite you to participate in—the Annual Meeting’s Twitter “backchannel,” where participants can tweet about the panels they are at, pose questions, share links, connect with new colleagues, and bring the insights of the meeting to others worldwide. We hope to identify best practices to make this a useful tool for gaining more from the conference, and—by doing so—make participants more likely to use these methods to increase student engagement and learning at their home institutions. The presenters, part of a core group shaping the #AACU16 backchannel, also invite you to a Seminar Session on Saturday morning to discuss the backchannel and share results.
Constructing the #AACU16 @Twitter Backchannel
Saturday, Jan 23, 8am-9:15
Declaration B—Level 1B
This seminar will reflect on the twitter “backchannel” for the 2016 AACU conference. A twitter “backchannel” is the conversation that emerges informally online as conference participants tweet about the panels they are at, particularly as academics have discovered the utility of the twitter platform to pose questions, share links, and redirect focus to better topics in the abbreviated style of the medium. The backchannel can become a valuable medium for increasing learning and engagement for conference participants by connecting them with new colleagues, all the while reaching out and bringing the insights of the meeting to colleagues worldwide. By making the backchannel purposeful and intentional, we hope to identify best practices and, by doing so, make participants more likely to use these methods to increase student engagement and learning at their home institutions.
Speakers: Stephen Bragaw, Visiting Professor of Politics, Mark Rush, Director of International Education and Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law, and Julie Kane, Head of Collection Services and Associate Professor—all of Washington and Lee University; Bryan Alexander, President, Bryan Alexander Consulting; Andrea Rehn, Associate Professor of English and Director, Digital Liberal Arts Center, Whittier College; Rebecca Frost Davis, Director for Instructional and Emerging Technology, St. Edward’s University; J. Elizabeth Clark, Professor of English, LaGuardia Community College–City University of New York