This page is designed to give you instruction as to how to use TILT. If this page doesn’t help please contact Jon Brassey for support (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also be interested in our ‘About’ page (click here).
How to TILT. The ability to record an example of your learning is at the core of TILT. Simply type in the TILT box what you have learnt. We recommend you start with a very simple summary of the learning and then expand underneath if you wish. We recommend you add some form of attribution indicating where you experienced this learning e.g. URL to a journal article, name of a conference or simply ‘From discussion with a colleague’.
Adding structure. You are not required to add structure to your TILTs. However, it does help people find your TILTs and can be very useful in reviewing your learning. Once you have finished typing your TILT you press the ‘Suggest tags’ link and this returns a list of tags that are associated with the TILT, you tick those that you think are pertinent. If there are any obviously missing keywords, simply type them in the box below the suggested tags. If you use multiple keywords please separate them using a comma. After that move onto other optional features otherwise press submit. These do not need to be added at the same time as the initial TILT, you can add these later.
Groups. To start a group you simply go to your profile (link in the top right of the screen) and you should see a link for ‘Start a new groups….’. Hopefully it’ll be self-explanatory after that! You can use groups for many purposes including organisational (e.g. hospital, general practice, study class) and shared interests (e.g. in a disease, intervention).
Reflections. These remain private and are aimed at people undertaking reflective learning e.g. UK clinicians. However, when you export your learning log these are embedded in the PDF against the corresponding TILT. These do not need to be added at the same time as the initial TILT, you can add these later.
Following other ‘TILTers’. A powerful feature of TILT is the ability to decide whose TILTs you see (in other words exclude TILTers who don’t share learning of interest to you). If you see a TILT of interest you can click on the name of the TILTer (this may be an individual, a group or an organisation) and this takes you to their page. On their page is a ‘Follow’ button – click this.
Using the Follow feature. By default we show you all the latest TILTs. However, to view only the latest TILTs from the people/groups you follow click on the People I Follow or Groups I Follow links in the left-hand column.
Search. TILT has a powerful search that allows you to quickly find relevant TILTs. Simply type in the keywords of interest and press return. In addition to showing all the documents that the term(s) found it lists associated tags on the left-hand side. Clicking on a tag of interest allows you to further refine your search.
I Learnt. On each TILT there is a light bulb symbol. If you’ve learnt from a TILT click this leave a comment (optional) and a copy is placed in your learning log (your list of recorded learning). It’s a great way of building up a large portfolio of learning.
Thumbs up and down. Alongside the lightbulb these are the primary method of interacting with a TILT. If you agree with a TILT click on the ‘thumbs up’ (the comment in optional) this helps validate the TILT. If you disagree do the opposite (although we think a comment is appropriate if you disagree. Feel free to add additional information in the comments e.g. give a TILT a thumbs up and then suggest additional references, nuances on the learing, experience etc.
Exporting TILTs. This feature is essential for appraisal and we’ve made it easy! Simply visit your profile (the ‘My Profile’ link in the top-right of the screen). You will then seen a list of your TILTs (you may need to scroll down). On the left-hand side is an export button – press that. NOTE: below the export is the ability to see any TILTs that have no structure or reflections, allowing you to easily add these before export.
Logging out. To logout of TILT you need to go to your profile and click on the logout button.
Twitter. If you use twitter you can add your twitter name in TILT. This allows us to grab any tweets with the hashtag #+tilt. Apologies to non-Twitterers – I appreciate we’re getting into the upper realms of nerd-dom!
As mentioned above, if you have any questions about TILT please contact me via email@example.com – I genuinely like interacting with users.