Teaching & Tweeting: 5 Days of Twitter #5DoT - Introduction & Instructions

Hello everyone,


Many thanks for registering for ‘Teaching & Tweeting: 5 Days of Twitter #5DoT’.  As you know, the workshop begins on Monday 14th May and will take no more than 20-25 minutes of your time per day.  I will be posting the daily blogs on the eLearning Support Website, however I will email the link to these blogs to you all every morning – don’t worry though, you can read the blogs and complete the activities at whatever time is convenient to you.

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

In the meantime, you can read a brief overview of the workshop below.


Looking forward to seeing you all online and reading your Tweets.


5 Days of Twitter is an online workshop which, in 20 minutes a day over 5 days, gets participants tweeting and learning about Twitter as a communication tool and medium for teaching and learning.  During each of the 5 Days of Twitter, the facilitator publishes a daily blog to get participants set up on Twitter and explore what Twitter offers in a HE context.


The workshop covers:


  1. Basics - setting up a profile and following people
  2. Tweeting and @ messages
  3. Retweeting and hashtags #
  4. Multimedia & Twitter for Teaching & Learning
  5. Polling and threads


Learning Outcomes

Interacting with each other through Twitter, participants will complete 3 short activities in their own time, which will enable them to:


  • Create an online presence in the Twitter community
  • Learn how to tweet effectively and build a network
  • Disseminate information, multimedia and polling questions to peers


Tasks & Activities

Day Two:  Tweet @eLearningPolyU with a link to an article and/or video

Day Three:  Retweet a Tweet and tag @eLearningPolyU

Day Five:  Create a 24 Hour Poll


Please note, all 3 course activities must be completed to earn an attendance mark.



Tweets will be made from @eLearningPolyU however the facilitator can be contacted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or @TELdwatson if required.

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Teaching and Tweeting: Five Days if Twitter #5DoT is based on ‘Ten Days of Twitter’ developed by Helen Webster at Newcastle University.  Ten Days of Twitter for Learning Developers by Helen Webster is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC BY NC SA) so it’s free to take, use and adapt for non-commercial purposes.