LLL Kolleg: Social Media in TEL research community

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LLL Kolleg: Social Media in TEL research community

  1. 1. Social media usage of researchersworking in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) working title Barbara Kieslinger
  2. 2. Research questionsWhat is the value of social media usage for thepersonal careers of researchers active in the field ofTechnology Enhanced Learning (TEL)?1. Context/history/personal trajectory2. Purpose & value3. Personal networks/social capital
  3. 3. Research questions1. Context/History/Personal Trajectory How do scientists arrive at creating web presence via social media and how & why do they refrain from it? How has this practice been shaped and changed over time? What factors are influencing and provoking change in the use of social media (e.g. career position, etc.)?
  4. 4. Research questions2. Purpose & Value What is the main purpose and motivation of an active use of social media? How important is the use of social media for the work and career of TEL researchers and how much time and effort is dedicated to such practice? How important is online reputation?
  5. 5. Research questions3. Personal Networks/Social Capital Does the use of social media have an effect on the researcher’s social capital? Are hierarchical structures and borders reflected in social media or are they fading?
  6. 6. The adapted honeycomb of social media (original from Kietzmann 2011)
  7. 7. Researchers and social mediaUse and awareness of social media in research by type of tool (CIBER report 2010)
  8. 8. Researchers and social mediaUse of social media tools of researchers by age group (CIBER report 2010)
  9. 9. Researchers and social media: driversglobal collaborationintuitive & easy to use toolssocial relations “To exchange ideas and to get ideasinformation retrieval but, most of all, to disseminate ideas....its of big value to be able toscientific marketing communicate with academics all over the world”reputation management (source from RIN 2010 report)
  10. 10. Researchers and social media: barrierslack of timeprevailing incentive system in academiaquality aspectscompetition and transparency of researchneed for being constantly online “Trying to fit blog into annual appraisal as measure of impact: over past year 42k visits, 53k page views, 32k visitors from 153 countries mweller, 23 March 2011, Twitter
  11. 11. Technology Enhanced Learning “Computer mediated technological support for learning activities”multidisciplinarypsychology, educational sciences, computer science,organisational and management science, etcsubcommunitiesCSCL (Computer Supported CollaborativeLearning), game-based learning/serious games, mobilelearning, workplace learning,.....
  12. 12. Core research areas in TELComputer-supported collaborative learningUbiquitous & mobile technology/learningInteroperabilityEmotional and motivational aspects of learningReducing the digital divideImprove practices of formal educationInformal learningConnection between formal and informal learningWorkplace learningContextualised learningPersonalisation of learning (Spada, Plesch, & Kaendler, 2011)
  13. 13. Conceptual framework
  14. 14. Research methodsQuantitative QualitativeOnline ethnography Questionnaire in TEL communityCo-construction of cases
  15. 15. Social mediaIt’s not about technology, it’s about the people using it

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