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Presented on the 16th March (2013) at the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Malaysian Section. …

Presented on the 16th March (2013) at the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Malaysian Section.
Venue: International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur

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  • 1. Social Media for Research Zaid Ali Alsagoff12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Malaysian Section. 16th-17th March 2013, International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur
  • 2. Do you ______ your Research? Blog about Tweet about (Twitter) Discuss on Facebook or LinkedIn Publish on YouTube Use a Wiki or a Website to share Use other Social Media tools?
  • 3. Time to Rethink?"Savvy scientists must increasingly engage withblogs and social media... Even if you choose not to blog, you can certainly expect your papersand ideas will increasingly be blogged about. So there it is - blog or be blogged.“ – Paul Knoepfler
  • 4. How long does it take to Publish a… Book 1 – 2 Years Paper 3 – 6 Months Post Up to You!
  • 5. The Rate of Medical Knowledge is… “…doubling every three years currently and projected to be doubling every 73 DAYS by 2020…”Our research output today might be OUTDATED, by the time it is published using traditional channels unless...
  • 6. We Rethink the Way We _____?SHARE
  • 7. Today’s Menu? 1 Social Media 3 Discover 4 Research2 Research Cycle 5 Peer-Review 6 Share 7 Moving Forward?
  • 9. Social Media is an UMBRELLA term forWeb/Mobile technologies that empower us to…
  • 10. Criticism of Social Media for Research? Privacy Confidentiality Banality Peripherality Authority & quality? Information overload Work/life balance Adapted from (page 11):
  • 12. The Academic Research Cycle…. 1 COLLABORATE 2 Discover Research KNOWLEDGE 4 3 Share Peer- Review Adapted from (page 15):
  • 13. DISCOVER
  • 14. Use Social & Intelligent Curation Tools to… To Pull, Discover, Filter, Organize & Share!
  • 15. Use Social Citations Tools to….Collect, Organize, Cite, and Share your Research Sources!
  • 16. Use Twitter to Connect & Interact with Educators & Researchers around the world…Easy way to discover the LATEST RESEARCH youcare about.A free Web 2.0 social networking service that allows users to send and receive short messages (140 characters or less) known as TWEETS. +500 Million Users
  • 17. Use Twitter #Hashtags to Amplify Sharing… During Research/Events/Activities! Examples #MedEd – Medical Education #edchat - Education ##edutech - Educational Technology #web20chat - Web 2.0 #DistEd – Distance education and e-learning #innochat – Innovation in education #Lrnchat – Learning issues for educators #ellchat – English Language Learners
  • 18. Use Facebook Groups or Pages to Connect, Network and Collaborate with other researchers… Groups PagesClosed Groups Open CommunitiesCourses Promotion & BrandingProjects Products Ideas CelebritiesAlumni Self-Promotion +1 Billion Users
  • 19. Need a More Professional Network? Explore Research Groups in… +200 Million Users
  • 20. RESEARCH
  • 21. Use a WIKI to Collaborate on Research? Engagement Participation Content DevelopmentA website or document developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content.
  • 22. Wiki Development Tools?
  • 23. MedPedia…Sharing and advancing knowledge about health, medicine and the body among medical professionals and the general public. This model is founded on providing a free online technology platform that is collaborative, interdisciplinary and transparent.
  • 24. Reflect, Discuss & Promote Research using a… BLOG
  • 25. Blogging Tools?
  • 26. Top 10 Dentists in Social Media?
  • 27. Dr. Kamsiah binti Gulam Haider
  • 29. Use Social Media to get FEEDBACK on your Research! Reflect & Innovate RESEARCH Sharing Feedback
  • 30. Quality Assurance? I want to be Peer- reviewed by real Professionals…Not some 14-year-old punk! 14 years old? Yes, I am…LOL!Image (Doctor):
  • 31. ResearchGate“ResearchGate was built for scientists, by scientists, with the idea that science can do more when its driven by COLLABORATION.”
  • 32. Methodspace“Methodspace is a multidimensional online network for the community of researchers, from students to professors, engaged in research methods.”
  • 33. Nature Network “Nature Network is the professional networking website for scientists around theworld. It’s an online meeting place where you and your colleagues can gather, share and discuss ideas, and keep in touch.”
  • 34.“ is a platform for academics to share research papers. The companys mission is to accelerate the worlds research.”
  • 35. SHARE
  • 36. Simplify to Amplify the Impact…“…if scientists could communicate more in their own voices - in a familiar tone, with a less specialized vocabulary - would a wide range of people understand them better? Would their work be better understood by the general public, policy-makers, funders, and, even in some cases, other scientists?” - Alan Alda
  • 37. Share your Research using Video!Professional healthcare media library for doctors worldwide, sharing 10.000 medical videos.
  • 38. Share your Research using… Offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios.
  • 39. Use Prezi to Zoomify your Research!
  • 40. Publish Your Research as an e-Book!
  • 41. Oops! Let’s Stop Here for Now!Information Overload!
  • 43. Use Social Media to… Connect with other researchers and educators around the world. Discover the latest research and trends in your area(s). Collaborate with others on your research projects. Promote your research work beyond the academic world. Engage and seek feedback (peer-review) from researches, venture capitalists, public, etc. Share your research in creative ways to inspire more interest. Be who you want to be!
  • 44. Finally, Use Social Media to Amplify the… IMPACT Research IMPACT FACTOR Publications/Journals
  • 45. Great Starting Points?
  • 46. Finally, You Might Want To… Have a ZaidLearn!
  • 47. Zaid Ali Alsagoff E-Learning ManagerE-mail : zaid.alsagoff@gmail.comBlog : : : +603-2731 7327Ext. : 3115