Sharing your research with the world

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This presentation uses the Manufacturing Pasts project, funded by JISC, as an example of how research outputs can be shared with the world through a combination of institutionally-supplied web services, and social media.

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  • JISC Content Programme 2011-2013 – digitising material and turning it into openly-licensed learning materials.
    Find it, digitise it, put it online, with the right license,, and then I was tasked with turning them into learning materials.’Fair to history’
  • Demonstrate Content DM
    Donisthorpe – ppt – large one
  • Demonstrate – go to Factory and Community
    Can link in YouTube, Scoop.it, blog, Twitter?
  • Look for connections
  • Sharing your research with the world

    1. 1. Duns Lane by Dennis Calow, Myleicestershire.org Manufacturing Pasts: Share your research digitally to the world Wharf Street by Dennis Calow, MyLeicestershire.org IT Focus Week, 21 November 2013 Terese Bird Learning Technologist and SCORE Research Fellow Institute of Learning innovation www.le.ac.uk
    2. 2. What will we talk about? • What is Manufacturing Pasts? • How we shared out the direct outputs (ContentDM) • How we provided context (Plone) • How we got the word out (Social Media) Photo by esrad on Flickr
    3. 3. Manufacturing Pasts: making the history accessible • No historiography of British industrial decline • Dead zone: 70s – 90s • Locked away • Open materials (CC-BY-NC) • Capture it now • Not didactic but context • Accessible • Text, audio, video, interactive Photo by Wesley Fryer on Flickr
    4. 4. Fires – the need to capture now
    5. 5. Mobile
    6. 6. Sharing the outputs: ContentDM http://myleicestershire.org.uk
    7. 7. Context (Plone website) http://www.le.ac.uk/manufacturingpasts
    8. 8. Key Skills Analyzing and drawing conclusions from primary sources, including image-based sources, is a key skill for historians and specialists in many fields, and utilising digitised primary sources has been effective in building such skills (Tally & Goldenberg, 2005) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03AO7HIMr5Y#t=90
    9. 9. Evolving Needs for the Digital Humanities Toolkit for researchers: • Using visual sources in historical research • Using oral testimony in historical research • Provenance, judgement Tools for students & teachers: • Glossary, reference • How to make your own • How to reference
    10. 10. How we shared Manufacturing Pasts
    11. 11. Blog (Wordpress) – open research notebook, share findings, discuss
    12. 12. Wikipedia – no promotion allowed
    13. 13. iTunes U – research-related welcome: video, audio, and text
    14. 14. iTunes U – worldwide
    15. 15. iTunes U – worldwide (numbers are for 8 months) Collection Browse (hits) Downloads Subscribe Stream Conservation 695 104 65 94 De-Industrialisation 201 36 20 30 Factory & Community 408 185 45 68 Social Life of the Factory 315 255 26 100 Social Life of Factory Course 388 158 60 55
    16. 16. YouTube – You need to be on YouTube. Do narrated slideshows for easy quality (views 155 to 400 in year)
    17. 17. Scoop.it – find material by keyword, ‘scoop’ to your topic, automatically tweet (932 views –page)
    18. 18. Flickr – still the best for images
    19. 19. Prezi
    20. 20. The story so far… Any questions? www.le.ac.uk/manufacturingpasts These slides on Slideshare tbirdcymru Twitter: tbirdcymru
    21. 21. References • Beyond Distance Research Alliance, University of Leicestere. (2010). OTTER: Open, Transferable and Technology-enabled Educational Resources — University of Leicester. University of Leicester website. Retrieved March 12, 2012, from http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/beyond-distance-researchalliance/projects/otter • Beyond Distance Research Alliance, University of Leicester. (2011). OSTRICH: OER Sustainability through Teaching & Research Innovation: Cascading across HEIs — University of Leicester. University of Leicester website. Retrieved March 12, 2012, from http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/beyond-distance-researchalliance/projects/ostrich • Tally, B., & Goldenberg, L. B. (2005). Fostering Historical Thinking With Digitized Primary Sources. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 5191, 1-21. Retrieved from http://students.stritch.edu/dlcaven/Article2/DigitizedPrimarySources.pdf •

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