Welcome to CamDoT! (#camdot on Twitter). This is a 10-day, online course for library staff of Cambridge University to teach the basics of using Twitter. It should be a great way to get started with Twitter or brush up on your Twitter skills if you want to practice. Each topic should only take a few minutes for you to complete each day — so not a major time commitment!
By the end of the course, we hope you’ll feel more comfortable using Twitter, and hopefully will see it as an important professional — and of course, social — tool. There are many library folks from Cambridge (and beyond) on Twitter, and it is a great communication tool for sharing ideas and learning about new developments in the library world.
The class will run 11 August – 22 August. What will the course cover?
- Day 1: Setting up your Twitter profile
- Day 2: Sending Tweets
- Day 3: Following people
- Day 4: Sending @messages
- Day 5: Tweeting URLs
- Day 6: Retweeting
- Day 7: Hashtags (especially #camlibs)
- Day 8: Managing people
- Day 9: Managing information
- Day 10: Past and future
Each day, a new post will go up on this blog at 10.00 am, and then members of the CamDoT team will be available throughout the day to tweet with you, answer questions, etc. Along the way, you’ll be able to earn cool badges to mark your accomplishments!
Interested? Click here to sign up for the course. (It’s fine if you cannot do all 10 days, or want to do them at your leisure.)
The CamDot team is:
- Georgina Cronin (@senorcthulhu)
- Ryan Cronin (@wrycrow)
- Emma Etteridge (@EmmaEtteridge)
- Isla Kuhn (@ilk21)
- Yvonne Nobis (@yvonnenobis)
- Claire Sewell (@ces43)
- Meg Westbury (@MegWestbury)
CamDoT is adapted from Ten Days of Twitter for Learning Developers by Helen Webster which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.