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Social Networking in Research

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Some thoughts about the possibilities of social networking in research

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Social Networking in Research

  1. 1. Social Networking Some thoughts about the possibilities of social networking in research Alex Hardman
  2. 2. And I am? <ul><li>Alex Hardman @manchester.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning Technologist </li></ul><ul><li>Former Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Former Analyst/Computer Programmer </li></ul><ul><li>www.ivida.co.uk </li></ul>
  3. 3. Task <ul><li>Small groups (of about 4) </li></ul><ul><li>“ What is the web/ technology good at?” </li></ul>2 minutes
  4. 4. “ What is the web/ technology good at?”
  5. 5. “ What is the web/ technology good at?” Multiple sources of Information Communicating Connecting & Collaborating Creating (video, audio, text, images, charts, tables) Broadcasting & Sharing
  6. 6. 1 2 3
  7. 7. 1 There are many areas in which you might benefit from social networking
  8. 8. 1 Such as?
  9. 9. Areas Events <ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>broadcasts </li></ul><ul><li>live blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Symposia </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Public engagement </li></ul>Collaboration/Sharing Email/ IM/ Twitter Blogs Professional networking (Linkedin/ Nature Net etc) Links to personal spaces Facebook (etc) Online reputation Support Learning Communities Research Documentation/ Media Presentations Reports Projects CRASAN Mentoring Special interest groups Methodology groups Journal groups Online learning events
  10. 10. 2 Examples
  11. 11. Examples: Events <ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Symposia </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Public engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>CoverItLive </li></ul><ul><li>Session Broadcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul>
  12. 12. Examples: Learning Communities <ul><li>Special interest groups </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology groups </li></ul><ul><li>Journal groups </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning events </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester E-Learning Technology Social Group </li></ul><ul><li>Geekup </li></ul><ul><li>E-Pedagogy Journal Group </li></ul>
  13. 13. Examples: Collaboration/Sharing <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation/ Media </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki’s </li></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul>
  14. 14. Examples <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Professional networking ( Linkedin / Nature Net etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Links to personal spaces Facebook (etc) </li></ul><ul><li>CRASAN </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul>Online reputation Support
  15. 15. 3 ResearchConnect
  16. 16. The ResearchConnect Project http://rhogos.mc.man.ac.uk/GradConnect/
  17. 17. Questions ?

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