Twitter is a microblogging platform that enables staff to collaborate and network with others locally, nationally, and beyond.

MyCA promotes and supports staff to use Twitter to elevate our professional voice, share best practice, and network with others. We all have busy lives and Twitter allows for opportunities for bite-sized learning at a time and place that suits staff. By supporting staff to join Twitter by 1: 1 session, workshops as well as eLearning to create a digital community of practice for the partnership. MyCA twitter feed @mycareacademy tweets out daily bite-sized learning links to other resources as well as signposting staff to best practice.

We have also created a short step by step guide for staff to learn more about Twitter and their professional practice – check out the video below:


Slack is a collaboration tool for staff-to-staff communication. Conversations can be divided into public or private topic channels, such as by team, project or office location. It’s not just about written messages; you can share images and documents with co-workers, create reminders, make voice or video calls and add apps.

Community of practice

Case study: Slack

This case study explores how trialling Slack transformed learning by creating an online knowledge building community.

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Interested in using Slack?

To learn more about Slack and how it could support your practice check out this short introduction.