Developing your Digital Presence: A quick guide for academics and researchers


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Presented at LJMU seminar : A new employability model for the twenty-first century: the importance of social media and digital employability skills.
Date: 15 Mar 2013
Start Time: 10:00 am
Location/venue: Redmonds Building Liverpool John Moores University

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  • What are you going to do?How will you use it for your students?What do you think its value is?
  • Why is this important?
  • Public Speaking. – audience to power of 10?Time Management - Hoostuite, Tweedeck, RSSSelf-motivation - Blogging, micro bloggingInter-personal communication -  networking & collaboration – social media is networking!Record keeping - blogging, tweeting, 
  • The networked academic -CT Coordinator of the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, canada
  • Be Choosy!Don’t like or follow everything that comes your way
  • Risk
  • Lord McAlpine drops some Twitter defamation casesFormer Tory chairman to halt actions against tweeters with less than 500 followers and will focus on case against Sally Bercowby Josh HallidayFeb. 21, 2013
  • How many of you have a blog?How often is it updated?Community of museum, archive or library professionalsLong tradition of sharing experiences and knowledgeNew issues – need to find new communitiesBlogs can be a timely way toOffer advice and commentaryMake new connectionsRecord discussion over timeAlso provide a different view to email discussion threads
  • About. Me
  • Social Bookmarking - diigo and delicious – demonstrate deliciousKindle - notes
  • Another aspect of sharing is sharing bookmarksThis can be used to:Manage your bookmarksAllow others to contribute resourcesAllow lists of bookmarks to be repurposedCarry out impact analysis
  • Initially text based and you can still receive text updates.Nowadays smartphones allow you to update, capture images and video
  • Teminology - jargon
  • Developing your Digital Presence: A quick guide for academics and researchers

    1. 1. #HEALJMU13Developing your Digital Presence: A quick guide for academics and researchersAlex SpiersLiverpool John Moores University15 Jmarch 2013
    2. 2. STAND UP!
    3. 3. ‘Social media‘ is the term todescribe websites and onlinetools which allow people tointeract with each other – bysharing information, opinions,knowledge and interests. Socialmedia involves the building ofcommunities or networks,encouraging participation andengagement.
    4. 4. Why?
    5. 5. Source:
    6. 6. • Why use it?
    7. 7. 5 key skills to working in Education1. Public Speaking2. Time Management & Self-motivation3. Inter-personal communication4. Networking & collaboration5. Record keeping
    8. 8. Top Tips
    9. 9. Consider your audience
    10. 10. • It used to be about telling people how good you are, social media allows you to show how good you are….Be clear about what you are doing
    11. 11. Be Choosy!
    12. 12. Reciprocity• Reciprocity – Help folk – Reciprocity Helping others, who will eventually help you.
    13. 13. BroadcastYourself?
    14. 14. Checkyourname
    15. 15. • Find your name & start using platform
    16. 16. Activity•Activity content Search for
    17. 17. Blogging
    18. 18. Twitter
    19. 19. BlogSearchCurateHashtagsHangouts
    20. 20. There are apps for that….
    21. 21. Links toResources
    22. 22. LJMU Social Networking Policy to Z of Social Media University social Media Michelmas introduction to Twitter Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impactactivities guide to using twitter to use Tweetdeck Twitter guide to the law
    23. 23.