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How to attend ATD TechKnowledge without leaving home via the backchannel

Sunday, January 22, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jesus Diaz
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If you're not able to get to ATD's TechKnowledge next week, but wish you could attend, why not attend virtually? How?  By following the Twitter backchannel, you can participate in the conference without leaving home. And it won't cost you a dime.

On Twitter, you'll see postings from attendees talking about topics they are discussing at the conference, notes from keynote speeches, and interesting new development s from the expo. And more.  And the best part is you can be part of the conversation by posting your questions, comments, or retweeting posts you find interesting out to your followers.

To follow the backchannel for ATD TechKnowledge 2012, sign into your Twitter account and search for #ASTDTK12 (also  #ASTD2012).  There are tools that can help you focus on just the hashtags you want. One of my favorites is HootSuite, which lets you save and follow several timelines.

For more info about BackChannel learning, visit  David Kelly's blog "MisAdventures" in Learning.  David is president of the ATD Long Island Chapter and was a guest speaker an elearning SIG meeting last year where he talked about using Twitter for learning. 

For more info about using Twitter (also from David):

See you on the backchannel!

Enid Crystal

eLearning SIG chair


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