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PhD Futures - Digital Media to enhance the research profile

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    • Developing your Research Profile via Social Media PhD Futures Careers Event University Of Salford - June 2009
    • What does it mean to have a profile?
    • Definition of profile:
      • a representation of something in outline ;
      • a set of data often in graphic form portraying the significant features of something,
      • a concise biographical sketch ;
      • degree or level of public exposure
      • In http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/profile
    • What does it mean to be a researcher? Courtesy of Jsome1 (flickr ID) http://tinyurl.com/6fd3mq
    • A researcher, someone who:
      • observes a phenomenon by close examination;
      • reflects about the reality under study;
      • produces data about the observable fact;
      • disseminates his/her research findings;
      • Share his/her ideas;
      • Contributes to scientific knowledge.
    • Social Media
      • Enhancing Professional profile
      • Promoting your researcher ID Digitally
    • Do you have a presence online?
      • Why?
      • Why Not?
    • Online Presence Blog wiki microblogging Social Bookmarking Presentation Sharing Social Network website Blog Prof. Network Scrap-Blog etc Active participation Show-case work & outline research activity Develop evidence of work in progress by reflection & active participation Profile
      • Where to start?
      What are the web possibilities? Background picture courtesy of foxypar4 (Flickr ID) http://tinyurl.com/5wjz74  
      • How to make your online profile reputable?
    • What is understood by reputation?
      • … . the opinion of the public toward a person, a group of people , or an organization(…)
      • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reputation
    • How we present & represent ourselves online DOES matter .
      • How much information to provide?
      • How much is too much?
    • Develop an online professional profile that is coherent with you face to face approach
    • Tips to enhance your online profile
      • Give a bit of your professional self:
      • Share and reflect about your work,
      • allow others to provide feedback.
    • Tips to enhance your online profile
      • Cultivate the network around you
      • Participate actively in discussions of your area;
      • Become known among peers.
    • Raise your profile by
      • contributing to a wider community;
      • becoming an author;
      • sharing;
      • communicating;
      • interacting;
      • Exchanging views;
      • Learning with other;
      • Online
    • Some Examples :
      • Top Ten Researcher Blogs
        • http://tinyurl.com/m7e5bv
      • LinkedIn Research Network
        • http:// tinyurl.com/3kyk4l
      • Global Researchers Profile
        • http://academia.edu
      • Sharing Your Research Channel
        • http://www.scivee.tv/about
    • Image Credits
      • Unless stated otherwise, all pictures were retrieved from Clip Art and Media Microsoft website
    • Thank You! Text Slides available at: http://www.slideshare.net/cristinacost