During this course, you can communicate directly with Lyn in a number of ways:
During this course, our main collaborative communication space will be via the Facebook Group called ‘SYBDCC003_1 Syba Digital Citizenship: Advanced Skills & Leadership’. Lyn Hay will send you an email invitation to join this group. Only Syba Academy administrators can approve the addition of new group members.
This will be used as the primary space to support class discussions on a range of digital citizenship issues throughout the course.
The direct URL for the group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/SYBDCC003.1.2015/
Please note: this is a ‘secret’ group on Facebook, which means that no posts made by members to this group will be displayed on an individual’s personal Facebook feed. This also means that your Facebook ‘friends’ will not see any posts you make to this group, as per Facebook privacy guidelines.
Twitter is used as our course’s communication ‘back channel’ where facilitator and participants share ideas, URLs and informal updates about their learning, and seek contributions from our PLN to feed back into our class communication.
We will continue to use the hashtag ‘#sybadigcit’ for course-related posts to Twitter.
Hint: now that you have become more familiar with the use of Facebook Groups as a private communication space from our previous online extension course, you might consider using Twitter a little more with communicating informally with other educators and school leaders across your region, state, as well as nationally and internationally. This is an opportunity to tap into the know-how and experiences of those who are also tackling ways to address a range of digital citizenship issues, and develop school-based digcit policies and programs.