How to #lrnchat

So you’re on Twitter and you notice that people you follow keep ending their posts with #lrnchat. What gives?

Those people are participating in a weekly Tweet Chat, and you can too.

On Thursdays between 8:30-10pm ET/5:30-7pm PT you can join in the conversation in one of several ways.

The easiest method is to go to http://tweetchat.com/room/lrnchat/ and enter your Twitter ID & pw. This will take you to a page where everyone will be tweeting about learning.  All of your posts will end with the letters #lrnchat so other people not in the room can follow along.

If you’re a more advanced user, you can also use tools like TweetChat, TweetGrid, or TweetDeck to filter for all posts mark #lrnchat.

If you’re oldskool, you can use an Internet Relay Chat (IRC)-like tool.

You can also use Twitter search to filter for all posts mark #lrnchat. Just be sure to include #lrnchat at the end of the posts you write so that they’ll be seen bt others in the chat.

Please start by introducing yourself and then join in the conversation. If this all feels a little overwhelming at first, consider lurking for a few minutes before jumping in.

What can you expect? Fast-paced conversation, 140 characters or less at a time. Every 20 minutes or so a moderator will throw into the mix a new question. You’re not required to answer the question, but it’s a terrific way to get a variety of perspectives to keep the conversation moving.

Here is a short list of tips we’ve learned from other chats.

There really is no wrong way to participate, though. We’re all in this to learn.

One Response to “How to #lrnchat”

  1. Armando Justo Says:

    What activities are required to make a reliable assessment of technical competencies? Multirater feedback? Case studies? Assessment centers?

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