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Social Media Summer Workshops. Workshop 2: Sharing and Managing Work Online. Jubilee Graduate Centre, University of Nottingham. 2 August 2012, 12.00-2.00pm.

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Summer Workshop 2

  1. 1. Social Media Summer WorkshopsImage erules123
  2. 2. Social Media Summer WorkshopsWorkshop 1: Social Networking and Collaboration26 July, 12.00-2.00pmSocial media cultures and academic practicesDigital identityNetworking, information sourcing and collaborative working – Twitter, SNS, wikis &online community sitesWorkshop 2: Sharing and Managing Work Online2 August, 12.00-2.00pmInformal dissemination and sharing of work – blogging and content sharing sitesManaging content – social bookmarking, referencing & bibliographies, curationtools & RSS
  4. 4. SOURCE, MANAGE NETWORKING& SHARE RESOURCES & DISCUSSION RSS Readers Facebook Social Bookmarking LinkedIn Twitter & Referencing Google+ Facebook Groups Content Sharing Sites ‘Ning’ Sites MOOCs Wikis Blogs COLLABORATIVE Google Docs DISSEMINATION WORKING
  5. 5. Toolbox
  6. 6. Space
  7. 7. Individual ResearchProfessional Group /Development Department Research Events & Project Conferences
  8. 8. Bacteria bindTo cells in lungs; but does itMatter? I don’t know.Dissertation Haiku
  9. 9. Joel Miller | Microstructure-Property relationships in Ti2448 components produced by Selective Laser Melting: A Love Story
  10. 10. Format Media Mode Genre
  11. 11. Granularity
  12. 12. What?Type of research work / activities / content etc.Where?Social media – platforms and toolsWhen?Stages of project / study / tenureHow might this support / compromise formal publication?How?Type of format / media etc.Who (to/with)?Audience – academic / discipline / publicStakeholders – participants / partners
  13. 13. Blogging: PlatformsWordpressComplex, open source, Content Management System (CMS).Highly customisable (plug-ins)Developer-hosted and self-hosted optionsBloggerMid-range blogging platformLimited customisability‘Tumblogs’Simple editing platforms - ‘lifestreaming’ and mobile friendlye.g. Tumblr PosterousBlog TechnologiesIncreasingly multimodal – RSS feeds, links, tags, images and videoNon-textual formats: video blogging, podcasting
  14. 14. Blogging: Blog WritingHistorical CultureBiography, activism and specialismInformal, personal and subjectiveWriting SkillsRegularity – writing disciplineInformality – experimentation with different writing forms / stylesGenerality – engaging a wider (non-specialist) audienceContextsEmphasis on personal perspectives and experiencesWider contexts – socio-cultural, political and economic
  15. 15. Blogging: The ‘Blogosphere’The ‘Blogging Community’Reading, linking to, and commenting on each others blogsPeer ReviewInformal, distributed and unreliableEstablish sustainable channels of discussion, feedback and peer supportBoundary CrossingExtend beyond local research community – geographically and disciplinaryBlogs as ‘Boundary Objects’ (Efimova, 2009)New interdisciplines and specialist fields (Thrift, 2011)Efimova, L. (2009). Passion at work: blogging practices of knowledge workers. Enschede,Netherlands: Novay.Thrift, N. (2011). The Power of Blogs in Forming New Fields of International Study. The Chronicle ofHigher Education.
  16. 16. Blogging: Contextualising ProcessBlogs as NarrativeJournal-style entry provides narrative structure (e.g. research project / PhD)‘Following’ blogsBlogs as DocumentationContextualised personal / professional developmentChronological (time-based) – by date, month, yearConceptual (theme-based) – by category and taggingBlogs as Reflective ProcessDevelopment of ideas / concepts / projectsCross-referencing of posts and self-commenting
  17. 17. Blogging: Relationship with Formal Publication Work-in-progress – shape ideas, concepts and methodologies Draw on personal perspectives and experiences Contribution to development of BLOGS formal publication – thesis, journal article or reportDevelop smaller, specificcomponents of text FORMALSummaries and specific parts PUBLICATIONInformal, personal and subjectiveEngage a wider (non-specialist)audience
  18. 18. Blogging: Barriers to SharingIssues of DisclosureSharing ideas, concepts and methodologiesQuestionable legitimacy in establishing intellectual propertyCompromise of formal publication opportunitiesIssues of Academic CompetencyLack of formal recognition of peer reviewExposing academic ‘immaturity’Issues of Academic Reputation‘Trivial and egotistical’Departmental / institutional responsibility
  19. 19. Blogging: Blog ContentReports on academic events, including workshops, seminars, andconferences (including ‘live-blogging’)Book and article reviewsCommentary on ‘academic life’ including teaching and research projectsResearch methods and methodologies, and academic writingUsing research tools and softwareDevelopment of theoretical and conceptual ideasTraining and professional developmentEmotional development and well-being related to academic practice
  20. 20. Based on: Jacob E Bardram | The Fish Model (2007)
  21. 21. Blogging: Group BlogsGuest postingInstitutional / departmental blogs or project blogsOpportunity to experience blogging without commitment to setting up own platformLess pressure to blog regularlyPotential to reach a wider audience with greater impactIncreased responsibility of representationCommitment to ‘house styles’ and editorial control (content and format) andauthorisationPotential issues of ownership and copyright
  22. 22. Blogging: LicensingCreative CommonsSet of copyright options enabling the protected copying, distribution and usesof original work by others
  23. 23. Syndication and AggregationThe navigation and management of digital environments through thesyndication of multiple sites, tools and services.RSS (Really Simple Syndication)Subscribe to blogs, websites, podcasts etc.Types of RSS / Feed ReadersDesktop-basedBrowser-basedWeb-based
  24. 24. Tagging: FolksonomiesFolksonomy (Vander Wal, 2004)‘Folk’ + ‘Taxonomy’Knowledge resource created through the process of tagging Taxonomy / Ontology Folksonomy Top-down Bottom-up Vertical / Hierarchical Horizontal / Non-hierarchical Created by ‘Experts’ Created by many Each ‘thing’ exists in one place Things exist in more than one place
  25. 25. Tagging: Theory and ContextEverything is MiscellaneousDavid Weinberger, 2007Social / democratic productionInterconnectivity of social mediaIncreased information flow – tools and strategies Information R/Evolution Michael Wesch Digital Ethnography, Kansas State University
  26. 26. Tagging: Bookmarking PracticesPersonal BookmarkingPersonal organisation / management of web-based contentSearchable – Tag List / CloudFurther Organisation Tools – Bundle Tags / Multiple SitesGroup / Collaborative BookmarkingParticipatory and democratic knowledge baseSocial BookmarkingUse as search engine – keyword / userSearch other users bookmarksSubscriptions, networks RSS feeds etc.Tagging (in)consistency – intra-personal and inter-personalExamples: Delicious PinboardTagging also used in blogging, and content sharing sites (e.g. FlickrYouTube and Slideshare)
  27. 27. Content Sharing SitesSharing of academic content in different formats / mediaDissemination of work to a wider audienceFeaturesTagging and annotation of contentPlaylists, subscriptions, favouritesSocial networking and commentingContent can be embedded on external sites (e.g. blogs)Networking Sites e.g. LinkedIn AcademiaPapers / Reports e.g. ScribdPresentations e.g. SlideshareImages e.g. FlickrVideo e.g. YouTube VimeoWeb Resources e.g. Evernote Pinterest
  28. 28. Social Bibliography / Reference & CitationPersonal and social management of academic papers and referencesSynchronisation between browser, desktop and web based programmes‘One-click’ referencing of web-based content and bibliographic librariesCollaboration through group-based and networking activitiesExamples: CiteULike Zotero Mendeley
  29. 29. Events, Seminars and ConferencesSupporting academic events before, during and afterProjects (e.g. launch events) and departments (open days etc.)NetworkingPre-conference and post-conferenceConference MaterialContent (abstracts, biographies etc.)Information (venue etc.)PresentationsRepurposing (Slideshare etc.)External audiences and contextsPresentation notes and slidecasts
  30. 30. Events, Seminars and ConferencesRecording / DocumentationLive streams – embedded into websites / social media e.g. UstreamLive broadcast / post-event resourceVideo / audio / presentations etc. – on mainstream and social media platformsWebinars / web conferencing e.g. Eluminate Big Blue ButtonLive-blogging – informal documentationPost-event blogging – reports and reflectionsHashtagsTwitter – live tweetsDisplay - Twitter walls /streams e.g. TwitterfallThe Twitter ‘backchannel’Aggregating across platforms Twitter, blog posts, photos (e.g. Flickr)Aggregating tweets e.g. Storify
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  32. 32. Critical andReflective Practices Image: Rachel Walls |
  33. 33. ResourcesIdentifying appropriate tools and platforms and evaluating their affordancesNegotiating institutional, proprietary, and open-source resourcesTraining and Shared PracticeIdentifying appropriate training needs and opportunities for shared practiceLifelong learning and professional development contextsDeveloping potential for individual, participatory and collaborative designDigital LiteraciesDeveloping new socio-technical workflowsNegotiating new academic communities and networks – boundary crossingand interdisciplinesRecognising shifts in academic protocols - new modes and means ofproduction, peer review and knowledge resourcesAdapting to new practices in academic integrity and responsibility -referencing and attribution of digital sources and artefactsUnderstanding emerging multimedia and multimodal practicesManaging online identities and reputation
  34. 34. Research Practices 2.0
  35. 35. Martin Weller The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice Bloomsbury Academic (2011)
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  37. 37. ThanksAndy CoverdaleBlog: http://www.phdblog.netTwitter: @andycoverdale