The Digital Literacies Conference is nearly upon us. During the conference and after we are going to be using a variety of social media. The idea is to generate discussion and ideas, both for the attendees and also for those unable to attend. Social Media allows us to record the event in a more interactive way. For those of you who are new to this, you might like to note the following:
What are we doing?
Twitter - because of the vast amount of information that goes flying about on Twitter, it would be easy to become overloaded and miss the information you are interested in. By using the # you can ‘tag’ your tweets and then use the same # to search for them. For this conference we will be using #sotondiglit – what this means is that throughout the day if you have something to say, a question to ask, a link to share, if you Tweet it and add the #sotondiglit, it will form part of the information trail for the conference. We can find what you have said and you can interact with others at the conference and see what they have said. We want you to ask questions, and share your feedback this way.
With Twitter you can share photos as well as links and information that you think would be useful for those attending the conference.
We have a Digital Literacies group on Flickr. Flickr is another social media tool but this is for sharing photos. Again, using the tag #sotondiglit you can upload a photo and by adding the tag everyone can find the photos easily. The web address to look at the photos is available at http://www.flickr.com/groups/1885285@N24/pool/
Social bookmarking allows us to curate content by tagging URLs. For the conference and for our Digital Literacies Special Interest Group activity we have a resource set up www.delicious.com/diglit. By making sure we are clear about the tags we use we are able to add useful links. If you want something to be included in this resource then use the tag #sotondiglit.
During the conference we want to share a record of the event. We have already mentioned that we want to use Twitter, Delicious and Flickr, Storify allows you to create a web page (essentially) with all of the information on the web (tagged appropriately) its dynamic so as things are tagged, they can be added. We would like you to have a go and create your own Storify of the event. After the event, send us your Storifys and you could win a cool prize! Use the #sotondiglit to share via Twitter.
We will have a question and answer panel, consisting of Professor Hugh Davis; PVC (Education) Debra Humphris; Dr Lisa Harris; PhD Student Nicole Beale and the Student Digital Literacies Champions. During the conference please use the #sotondiglit to tweet your questions or use the ‘real’ noticeboards at the conference.
For those of you unfamiliar with most of the above, we will have a ‘helpdesk’. One of teh Studen Digital Literacies Champions will be on hand to help you with any aspect of the social media use.
Link for Live stream of the event:
Please note ‘Permission to record’
As we are planning on video recording some of tomorrows’ sessions, including live streaming them to people who couldn’t make it, and we will be making the recordings available later. To do this we need to get your permission, and will be asking you to sign a form at the registration desk. Unfortunately, we can’t just have a line at the top saying ‘I agree to being videoed at this conference’ and instead there is a page full of legal small print which basically amounts to the same thing; please take a look at it beforehand if you wish: http://www.edshare.soton.ac.uk/9083/ Thank you for your cooperation with this.