Recently, Susan Pennestri shared a link from Derek Bruff’s blog that detailed how he handled his role as “Twitter team coordinator” for the POD Network/HBCU Faculty Development joint conference,
Derek provided valuable insight into the process of using Twitter as a conference backchannel, and even packaged the lessons in an embedded YouTube video.
The information could be extremely valuable to conference planners interested in using Twitter during their next event and well worth a read.
I wanted to focus attention, however, on an interesting artifact from the conference: a list of the most frequently shared links during the event.
A collection of attendees’ sentiments gathered from their Twitter posts can be an important metric of the successes/failures of an event, and should be recorded. Of even greater immediate value are the links shared through a common hashtag, a practice which provides a wealth of resources that might otherwise remain scattered.
Below is a list of the resources shared during the 2011 POD/HBCUFDN Conference…let us know in the comments if you’re interested in exploring any in more detail!
- POD/HBCUFDN 2011 Conference Presentations – a Google Sites-powered collection of presentation details and materials:
- Visual Diagnostics Tool – a flowchart for helping faculty decide what visual tools to use in their teaching:
- Technology Solutions – a set of suggestions for using technology to help address particular challenges in one’s teaching:
- How to Prank Your Boss! – the winning digital story at Create@POD:
- Visual Thinking – a guide to using visual thinking in one’s teaching:
- Faculty Spotlight
– an example of how to showcase faculty and their teaching on a teaching center website:
- A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods – from Visual-Literacy.org:
- Inquiry-Guided Learning – a set of resources on this topic from MERLOT:
- Thought & Action Call for Papers – from the National Education Association journal:
- POD/HBCUFDN Conference Site: