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DMU Social Media for Researchers (DTP)


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slides for School of Applied Social Sciences Doctoral Training Programme workshop on social media for researchers

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DMU Social Media for Researchers (DTP)

  1. 1. Social Media for Researchers (DTP) Richard Hall @hallymk1 John Coster @docmediacentre Christos Daramilas @cdaramilas
  2. 2. Overview • Linking social media and research management to researcher development • Demonstrating the potential of social media for academic practice/scholarship in public • Demonstrating the potential of social media for co-operative scholarship • Some considerations
  3. 3. Pre-session questions • Which social media tools do you use? • What do you use them to achieve in your academic work? • What would you like to cover in the session or in a follow-up discussion? • What are the ramifications of your work being social?
  4. 4. • A1: Knowledge Base • B3: Professional and career development • C1: Professional conduct • D2: Communication and dissemination • Available: The Vitae Researcher Development Framework
  5. 5. Useful tools:A1 Knowledge base • Access/chance/trust: Twitter • Verification/trust: Subject blogs • Verification/trust: Open libraries • Resources/groups: Mendeley • Resources/groups: ResearchGate • Searching: Tagging, folksonomies • Collecting: Evernote; Tumblr
  6. 6. Useful tools:B3 Professional and career development • Networking/reputation: Twitter • Networking/reputation: LinkedIn • CPD: Subject blogs • Publication: Open libraries • CPD/publication: Mendeley • CPD/publication: ResearchGate • Reputation: ImpactStory Dear Scholars, Delete Your Account At Academia.Edu
  7. 7. Useful tools:C1 Professional conduct • Collaborative work • Privacy settings • Intellectual Property • Permissions, use, sharing and re-use [e.g. Creative Commons] • Open data [Manchester; .gov] • DMU-specific rights
  8. 8. Useful tools:D2 Communication and dissemination • File sharing: Dropbox, Google Drive, Zend • Conferencing Skype • Social presentation: Prezi, SlideShare, Storify • Multimedia: YouTube • Plus those in B3, above.
  9. 9. Twitter • What is Twitter? • Who uses it? • How does it benefit your research? Twitter explained by Common Craft Ned Potter’s: Twitter for researchers
  10. 10. Blogging • What is a blog? • Who uses blogs? • Different blogging platforms? • How does blogging benefit your research? patter Blogs explained by Common Craft
  11. 11. Linkedin • What is Linkedin? • Who uses it? • How does Linkedin benefit your research? LinkedIn 5 LinkedIn tips for early career researchers
  12. 12. ResearchGate • What is ResearchGate? • Who uses it? • How does ResearchGate benefit your research? Researchgate Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network
  13. 13. Lucy Atkins
  14. 14. Lucy Atkins
  15. 15. Lucy Atkins • #PhDChat - general PhD community. • @Acwri/#Acrwri - Discussion and support group for academic writing. • @SUWTUK/#shutupandwrite - Online shut up and write group. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 10am BST. • #ECRchat / @ECRchat – Twitter chat for Early Career Researchers • @thesiswhisperer - Dr Inger Mewburn is the managing editor of the Thesis Whisperer blog, a highly useful collection of blog posts about every conceivable PhD concern. • @PhDForum - Discussion and support group for PhD students. • @PhD2Published - home of #Acwrimo (academic writing month - every November) • @ThomsonPat - Professor at University of Nottingham, author of patter blog, another brilliant PhD/academia guidance blog.
  16. 16. Case Studies • Lucy Atkins: PhD notes/verbs; standard open tech; links to Twitter; process of PhD • Tressie McMillan Cottom: own site as pivot; structure; public scholarship; most read; events; personal academic formation
  17. 17. Case Studies • Transition through PhD: #phdchat; Guardian HE Network; therapeutic networks; • Writing: seven reasons why academic blogging is valuable; the DMU Commons
  18. 18. To consider • Intensity of reading/research versus intensity of networking [time] • How risk averse do you *need* to be? • How open do you *need* to be? • What is the balance between soft and hard publishing? • How do you use your networks to challenge your own orthodoxy?
  19. 19. To consider • What permissions do you need to use stuff? • What permissions do you want to give your stuff? • Think about your identity across disparate platforms • Think about being true, necessary and kind • Think about your e-safety [personal relationships, the institution/funder, the State]
  20. 20. DMU Support • DMU Commons • CELT Hub • DMU Social Media Policy: • Library and Learning Services Copyright stuff
  21. 21. Further reading • Common Craft simple overview videos • Mark Reed Fast Track Impact resources • How Academics and Researchers Can Get More Out of Social Media • Mark Carrigan’s Social Media for Academics • Notes on social media for researchers