The Productive Researcher's Technology Toolbox

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The Productive Researcher's Technology Toolbox

  1. 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. 2. • Storing documents online with Dropbox • Facilitating online collaborative spaces • Using social media effectivelyTuesday, February 22, 2011
  3. 3. Storing documentsTuesday, February 22, 2011
  4. 4. Dropbox www.dropbox.com Software that syncs your les from multiple locations and saves them online.Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  5. 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. 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. 7. Account optionsTuesday, February 22, 2011
  8. 8. How to get additional free storage www.dropbox.com/free 2. 1.Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  9. 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. 10. Download DropboxTuesday, February 22, 2011
  11. 11. Online interfaceTuesday, February 22, 2011
  12. 12. Access from menu barTuesday, February 22, 2011
  13. 13. SharingTuesday, February 22, 2011
  14. 14. Public folderTuesday, February 22, 2011
  15. 15. Mobile Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackberryTuesday, February 22, 2011
  16. 16. Social mediaTuesday, February 22, 2011
  17. 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. 18. stratepedia.org facebook.com/stratepedia twitter.com/stratepedia blog.stratepedia.org vimeo.com/stratepedia help@stratepedia.orgTuesday, February 22, 2011
  19. 19. http://www.identity.ku.edu/facebook/index.shtmlTuesday, February 22, 2011
  20. 20. Why Facebook? • Well known and easily accessible • Collaborate with people you already know • Syncs with existing accountsTuesday, February 22, 2011
  21. 21. Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  22. 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. 23. Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  24. 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. 25. ank you! kuamber@ku.eduTuesday, February 22, 2011

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