Twitter: A Cultural Guidebook

Since attending the ADE Global Institute in Cork, Jabiz & I have been working on an iBook aimed to help educators get started with using Twitter for Professional Development.

We enlisted some of our friends in the Asia-Pacific region to help us make videos explaining how they use  Twitter, so it’s not just a case of, “Oh, there’s Keri-Lee going on about Twitter again.”

We built on the work of Rodd Lucier and his Seven Degrees of Connectedness, which we felt accurately described the stages one goes through when developing an online PLN with Twitter.

We worked with two talented and humble individuals: Rob Appleby, who created all the illustrations for the book; and Dave Caleb, who helped shoot our videos and intro media. Thank you both for your input! It was invaluable.

**UPDATE**

We are going through the process of publishing  now have the book published in the iTunes Bookstore!

If you can’t access it, download it from Google Drive via this link.
In order to read it on your iPad, you will need to:

1. Download the .ibooks file
2. Open iTunes and add the .ibooks file to your Books
3. Sync with your iPad to read it

We hope you find it a useful resource. Below is the trailer for the book. I hope it gets you interested!

Twtter: A Cultural Guidebook from UWC South East Asia on Vimeo.

12 thoughts on “Twitter: A Cultural Guidebook

  1. Hallo
    I have downloaded your iBooks file, transport It to iTunes and sync with my iPad. But in iBooks I don’t See It. In iTunes It don’t have a coverfoto and the title is à lot of numbers/letters .. Is It à correct file?
    I hope you can help me.
    Greetings from Holland
    Florina.

    • Apologies for your difficulties in accessing the book. We do hope to have it in the iBook Store soon.

      There is definitely a nice cover page (with no numbers!), so something must have gone wrong.

      I’m not sure if this is what you did or not, but when I go to iTunes, I click on the Books tab, then File – Add to library. The file should end in .ibooks and is about 185MB.

      We are having trouble with our dropbox link (apparently they have shut it down because there has been too much traffic to the folder), so I am trying to upload to Google Drive and will share the link when I’m done.

      Thanks for letting me know.

      Keri-Lee :)

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  4. Dear Keri-Lee
    Yesssss! Done!
    My file was 170 MB. A not completed download!
    Now I downloaded the file from Google Drive and it was 185 MB. I synced and, yess!

    What a beautifull book and more important: educational content. You made it with iBooks Author?

    Thanks for the good work!
    Greetings, Florina.

    • Hi Florina,

      I’m so glad it worked. I’m pleased you have found the book useful so far. Yes, we made it with iBooks Author. It was a really straightforward programme to use.

      Thanks so much for your feedback.

      Kind regards,

      Keri-Lee

  5. Thanks for this great resource. One of my goals for 2013 is to learn more about Twitter. Now I’m off to a terrific start, thanks to you and your team.

    • Thank you so much Jenny! Please let me know if you would like any further information. I know Jabiz and I are more than happy to help. :)

  6. This looks interesting but it is only available in the US iTunes store and I have an account in the Japanese store. Any suggestions?

    • Sure, there is a direct link to download from Google Drive for those outside the store. It’s in the blog post if you would like it. Second paragraph after UPDATE. Hope this helps!

      K-L

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