Welcome to AACU Tweets, the blog behind the 2016 AAC&U Conference’s twitter back channel #AACU16.
Our goal is to intentionally create and study the twitter backchannel at the conference this January in Washington D.C.
A twitter back channel can become a valuable medium for increasing learning and engagement for conference participants by connecting individuals with new colleagues and parts of the program they aren’t able to attend, all the while reaching out and bringing the conversation and insights of the meeting to colleagues worldwide.
The twitter back channel has existed at academic conferences for several years, particularly as academics have discovered the utility of the twitter platform to pose questions, share links, and redirect focus to better topics in the short and abbreviated style of the medium.
This project intends to make this back channel intentional, by bringing together a core group of participants who were tweeting together in the #AACU2015 backchannel.