Most of my working life is spent teaching at Hawkesdale P12 College but for one day per week, I also work for Digital Learning, Victorian Department of Education as a Web or Virtual Conference coach helping teachers in to use Blackboard Collaborate, MS Lync, Skype and Polycom Equipment. There are 4 other coaches appointed to this position.
For some time, we have wanted to keep track of tweets that might mention virtual conferencing in education and learning. However, we need a hashtag which needs to be unique and short in length. After some discussion, it was decided to use #edvc (educational virtual conferencing). Education is the main objective so “ed” comes first, then the vc for virtual conferencing. Here is what I did:-
- thought up a generic hashtag that was broad and global in nature and not confined to any specific organisation
- checked whether #edvc was already used. Online searches failed to come up with any finds.
- registered the hashtag with hashtags, tag definitions and twubs
- sent out a tweet with the hashtag
The resultant photo is shared below:-
If you use twitter and conference virtually with others, it would be great if you could share with this hashtag.