1.) What did your research tell you about how people share ideas in your fields?
The research that I have done in my field shows that many people in my field share their content in places such as soundcloud or music libraries. The ideas and trends about my field though, are shared in places like twitter and thru Ascap’s frequent Ascap brief email. Both mediums aren’t afraid to show trends (many posts go along with marketing said trend). But the ideas are more so within the music itself along with posts talking about what they’ve done.
2.) What tools will best allow you to learn about new ideas in your fields?
Ascap brief as well as twitter would best allow me to learn about new ideas in my field. Ascap brief gives more a professional voice, while twitter can express the thoughts from everyday people within the field.
3.) What tools will best allow you to connect with scholars and professionals in your fields?
Email, after finding them through sources like music libraries or twitter. A big way to get gigs will be to email directors or people looking for music on music libraries.
4.) What tools will best allow you to share your own knowledge, experiences, and ideas with other people in your fields?
Soundcloud and twitter would be best for sharing my knowledge and experiences with other people in my field. Soundcloud will give me the ability to show my product, while twitter will let me share any ideas, thoughts, or events that I’ve got going on. Twitter would be used more of an updater and marketing piece.
5.) How public do you want to be? Why?
Very public when it comes to marketing on media like twitter, but partly public when it comes to showcasing my content. Very public on Twitter because I’d use it for things like marketing, but with my content I want it to be original and unseen for the customers that want it.
6.) How will you engage at least once a week with your Personal Learning Network?
- Following 1-10 new academic and professional (“acaprof”) accounts per day
- A minimum of 1 simple retweet a day
- A minimum of 1 quoted retweet a day
- A minimum of 1 reply a day
- A minimum of 1 acaprof tweet of your own per day
- 1-10 favorites per day
- Active use of the #IDSSem hashtag (#PlymouthIDS, too)
- Active use of your relevant acaprof hashtags
- Use of helpful apps (Twitter for mobile; Tweetdeck; etc)
- 5 days a week (minimum) of this tweeting. 10 minutes a day or so.
7.) How will you know if your PLN is serving you well or not?
I will know if my PLN is serving me well is if I ultimately do it. Posting and retweeting will get my name out there. I mean, a true success would be if I get messages and constructive responses to any of my content. (Twitter Handle @Kandersander)