Session Time/Number: 3pm
Session Space: A
Convener: Maria A.
Notetaker: Tracy F.
How to learn “it”
Meet-up groups on MeetUp.com
Ex…had to learn how to design a game.
On twitter, find a bunch of people who are experts and follow them. If they read an article, book, attend conference. This is a mentoring network (legal stalking.)
Best way to learn ‘it” is to teach it…schedule a presentation or class that you have to teach.
Social media is so big, there are people out there, and they will lead you to other people. You know have a collection of mentors. Put yourself in a social space is a great way to carve out time to dedicate to that interest.
Example…I want to learn sign language but don’t want to take a time slot class.
Videos, lunches, volunteer, meet-ups…all great places to start.
Social networks are valuable because they keep showing you things you want to learn. Create a collision space with that topic.
Family is a great example of collision space. Spouses may not be the best person to be a “learning buddy.”
What are pitfalls to social media mentor networks?
• No pitfalls really, you are using it to learn, not doing
• Saturation point. There may be a point when the network is no longer “teaching you,” this may be because you did your presentation, delivered your project, read all there is to read, etc…
• Networks are similar to having real relationships—you’ll get side experiences, weekend activities, etc…