#uklcchat is aimed at those who work in University Language Centres, such as language practitioners, teachers, librarians and administrators, and anyone else who is interested, and will be shaped by those who participate in the chat.
It is modelled on existing Twitter chats, such as #eltchat and #uklibchat. As it is early days I haven’t set up a designated Twitter account or website, but may do so in the future. This idea will be initially explored until Christmas and then I (we?) can decide whether it’s worth carrying on in the new year. So if you don’t take part, it’ll disappear again.
Don’t have a Twitter account?
How to take part?
To join in you just follow the hashtag #uklcchat. Anything you tag with #uklcchat will be part of the conversation.
How does it work?
- One of the moderators (initially: me) will put up a blog post or tweet asking people who follow #uklcchat to propose topics for the next chat. Suggestions can then be added to a Google document, meaning that people can go to the document and suggest topics there.
- Once the next chat topic has been decided, an agenda will be published as a Google document that people can add to. (Re decisions on topics: do you want a poll or do you want moderators to decide? Please comment below.)
- On the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 14:00 to 15:00 UK time, the chat will take place live on Twitter.
- Participants are welcome to collate the chat themselves, blog about ideas, etc.
For now, future dates and information can be found on the page “About #uklcchat“.
Get involved further?
If you would like to get involved in development and moderation of this Twitter chat, please get in touch with Carolin @bumsonseats.