The Connected Researcher:Networking and collaboratingwith social media (Susan Smith) and Sarah Nicholas and Joe Nicholls and Lucy Collins
Aims and objectives of session to show ways in which you can build an effective and supportive online network to look at a range of social media tools To discuss issues associated with social media and researchers in detail (focus of next week)
Social Media “The online technologies and practices that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences and perspectives” (Cann et al, 2011)1 Today will focus on a range of tools and practices which enable you to build an online network1 Cann et al. 2011. Social Media: a guide for researchers. Available at: http://ht.ly/3TWiR
Outline of session Networking Disseminate and Communicate Collect and Review The Joined-Up Connected Researcher
Social Media All tools and resources mentioned today are listed at http://tinyurl.com/ConnectedResearcher
Tweet this session Log in to your Twitter account Compose a tweet by clicking on , or in the tweet box Use the hashtag #CR13
Introductions What are you hoping to gain from the session?
What social media tools have you used already and which are your favourites?
Why use social media? Idea of ‘connected’ researcher is nothing new - Researchers have always exchanged and disseminated information -Researchers have always built a network of peers Range of social media tools to facilitate and support existing behaviours and practices - easy and free to use
Social media and researchers Use of social media becoming more widespread amongst researchers - Social Media : a guide for Researchers published in February 2011 by RIN - Digital Researcher Days run by Vitae at the British Library -In-house university training e.g. Warwick’s 23 things for the Digital Professional
Your online presence/ digital footprint The majority of us have an ‘online presence’ or ‘digital footprint’ Institutional – e.g. information on university webpages Professional – e.g. LinkedIn profile Social media - e.g. Facebook, Twitter
What is your digital footprint? In pairs or groups of three search for one of your group/pair on Google – find out as much as possible about 1 each other 10 mins What do you find?
Online presence considerations Can use social media to take control of your online identity Lots of tips available (e.g. Online Research identity blog post) Use ‘official’ channels as well as social media e.g. university websites, ORCA Google scholar citation profiles