David Thair, FutureLearn’s Social Lead, introduces the topic for the next big Twitter chat.
Regular readers may recall that earlier this year we launched a Twitter chat series called #FutureLearnAsks. Each event is a chance for you to discuss and debate a big topic with leading experts and other learners, outside of the confines of a FutureLearn course. The first one was about cyber security – if you missed it, you can catch up by reading the highlights.
Join the next #FutureLearnAsks on 18 March
The next #FutureLearnAsks is about community journalism, also known as hyperlocal journalism. It will take place on Wednesday 18 March, from 13:00 – 14:00 GMT (see the time in your location). All you need to join is a Twitter account.
Three guests will be joining us:
Richard is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff, and Lead Educator on Community Journalism. He is a former Director of Global News at the BBC where he worked for 30 years.
Damian is a Digital Analyst, Journalist and Researcher whose work focuses on how people are using social media, and wider trends in local media, technology and journalism innovation.
How it works
To see what it looks like in practice, you might like to review the highlights from the first session.
For an hour starting at 13:00 GMT, FutureLearn will tweet questions from @futurelearn. You can then respond to these questions by including #FutureLearnAsks in your tweets.
You’ll be able to follow the discussion by doing a Twitter search for the hashtag. This works whether on the website or in an app. If you ever get lost, just pay the FutureLearn Twitter account a visit.
Each question will be numbered Q1, Q2, etc, so when you respond, you should include the number in your answer. E.g.
A2 This my answer to question 2. #FutureLearnAsks
You’re also encouraged to reply to other people’s tweets, and the guest contributors will be joining in too.
FutureLearn will retweet some of the most interesting contributions, and generally help to facilitate the conversation. We’ll create an archive of the discussion and share it after the event.
What to do now
Remember to put the time and date in your diary! And if you’re planning to take part, you could use the hashtag #FutureLearnAsks to introduce yourself right now.