Tweetstorming PLNs: Using Twitter to Brainstorm about Personal Learning Networks

Rory Sie, Eleni Boursinou, Kamakshi Rajagopal, Nino Pataraia

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    We start off by giving a short introduction. The introduction defines the scope of the workshop, the purpose, and the means. Particularly, the participants will be asked to identify their personal online learning network. They should identify how they are connected to others (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, offline), and what they think their peers’ expertises are. This will provide us with an elaborate view on how participants perceive their learning network. Next, the Tweetstorm (brainstorm over Twitter) will be introduced and explained. During the Tweetstorm, we discuss what contributes to meaningful cooperation within a learning network. A twitter hashtag (#usePLN) will be used to monitor and aggregate the participants’ utterances. A ‘Twitter wall’ ( will be used to visualise the brainstorm, such that participants see what others have posted, building upon their ideas and reacting to their ideas. Finally, we collect the results and conclude our session with an overview of the learning network and the outcomes of the Tweetstorm session.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the PLE Conference 2011
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2012
    EventThe PLE conference 2011 - Southampton, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 Jul 201113 Jul 2011


    ConferenceThe PLE conference 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • tweetstorm
    • PLE
    • PLN
    • brainstorm
    • twitter
    • personal learning network
    • personal learning
    • learning
    • network
    • social network

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