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  • 1. e productive researcher’s technology toolbox Amber Nutt Aaron Sumner Center for Research on Learning at the University of KansasTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 2. • Storing documents online with Dropbox • Facilitating online collaborative spaces • Using social media effectivelyTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 3. Storing documentsTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 4. Dropbox www.dropbox.com Software that syncs your les from multiple locations and saves them online.Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 5. Dropbox • Access your les no matter where you are • Collaborate without cluttering your email inbox • Cross-platform • Serves as a secure backup in case of emergency • 2 GB of storage space for freeTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 6. How big are 2 Gigabytes of data? (approximately) Source: http://blog.premiumusb.com/2010/09/how-big-is-gigabyte-usb- ash-memory-facts/Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 7. Account optionsTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 8. How to get additional free storage www.dropbox.com/free 2. 1.Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 9. Why not Hawkdrive? • cumbersome, less user-friendly • web interface only • only 1 GB of storage • document sharing must be initiated by KU personnelTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 10. Download DropboxTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 11. Online interfaceTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 12. Access from menu barTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 13. SharingTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 14. Public folderTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 15. Mobile Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackberryTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 16. Social mediaTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 17. “If you build it, they will come” A successful online facilitator... • Identi es goals • Is able to go with the ow • Follows the audience • Focuses on quality, not quantity • Leads through example and in uence • Isn’t afraid to delegate and rewardTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 18. stratepedia.org facebook.com/stratepedia twitter.com/stratepedia blog.stratepedia.org vimeo.com/stratepedia help@stratepedia.orgTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 19. http://www.identity.ku.edu/facebook/index.shtmlTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 20. Why Facebook? • Well known and easily accessible • Collaborate with people you already know • Syncs with existing accountsTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 21. Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 22. Why Twitter? • Good for expanding networks • Information spreads quickly • Get rst-hand information from unlikely sources • Use hashtags (#sidlit2011) to group information • Customize your information streamTuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 23. Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 24. Social Media Workshop Monday, February 28th, 12:00-1:30pm Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union All staff members are welcome to attend.Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  • 25. ank you! kuamber@ku.eduTuesday, February 22, 2011