At SLC, we believe data is key to making learning relevant and personalized – and we’re doing a bit of learning ourselves this weekend. We'll be attending the International Society for Technology in Education(ISTE) 2012 Conference on June 24-27, and we've been tracking the #ISTE12 hashtag to identify trends we should expect to see – to help us start the learning process before we touch ground in San Diego.
We've got to say, we are blown away by the pre-conference conversation: with over 11,003 tweets in the last 30 days, collectively, the hashtag #ISTE12 has had a potential reach of 31,978,563 Twitter users! 31 million. We can’t wait to see what the number is during ISTE.
We've also put together a list of the most influential and informative Twitter handles to follow during the conference. We calculated the list using a combination of number of retweets, numbers of times the hashtag #ISTE12 has been used, the size of their following, and how many replies they inspire:
You can follow the whole list here.
Another interesting note was the use of other hashtags alongside #ISTE12. Most popular are #edtech (no surprise there), #edchat, followed by #flipclass. Trendspotting! Will the flipped classroom be the top subject area at ISTE?
Finally, we wanted to share the most shared articles and links among #ISTE12 Tweeps, in the hopes of preparing for networking conversations and having a "common topic":
We look forward to connecting with you at ISTE – either in person at Booth 2852 or on Twitter! Follow us at @SLCedu - we'll be live tweeting personalized learning and eddata sessions.