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Dr Emma Gillaspy , Vitae NW Hub Manager Dr Rachel Cowen , Faculty Research Staff Training Coordinator
About us
Objectives for today <ul><li>Explore the digital world and how you can use it to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand why you...
How do you find information on the internet? Courtesy of  aSIMULAtor (Flickr ID)
Mechanical Age Electronic Age Digital Age
Social bookmarking/ referencing Wiki’s RSS Podcasting (sharing audio) Blogging/ micro-blogging Chat  Slide sharing Searchi...
Web 2.0 was made for science and learning <ul><li>Tim Berners-Lee created the idea of the World Wide Web in 1983 </li></ul...
Web 2.0 as a tool for collaboration and creativity
Digital identity Courtesy of Anton Peck (Flickr ID)
http://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/
 
Web link: wok.mimas.ac.uk h-Factor
Digital  identity
Your digital identity <ul><li>www.123people.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.manchester.ac.u...
Issac Newton  seeing farther than others, because he is standing on shoulders of giants. Edmund Halley  yes but you also s...
Reasons for networking <ul><li>Research moves more quickly if ideas are shared </li></ul><ul><li>You might be able to help...
Why develop a digital network? You and F2F colleagues You within network of institutional partners You within your global ...
Network theory <ul><li>You don’t need to know everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing who the connectors are is important </li...
<ul><li>What does your current network look like? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you like to see it grow? </li></ul>Your netw...
The academic research cycle COLLABORATION e.g. undertaking literature reviews using peer reviewed sources by professional ...
What activities are you seen to undertake as an academic? <ul><li>Academic outputs (practice, papers etc) </li></ul><ul><l...
Your academic research cycle <ul><li>What activities do you undertake in your own academic research cycle? </li></ul><ul><...
Tools for the developing a digital identity <ul><li>Microblogging </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Social cita...
Microblogging <ul><li>Mainly Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions relevant to your practice </li></ul><ul><li>Share lin...
Blogging <ul><li>Reflection, archive of research, peer critique, disseminating (can have private or semi-private sections)...
http://knowmansland.com/
http://frogblogmanchester.wordpress.com/
 
Social citation/bookmarking <ul><li>Citeulike most common </li></ul><ul><li>Easily store references and links to reference...
Presentation sharing <ul><ul><li>Sharing PowerPoint presentations and other documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissemina...
Social networking/profiling <ul><li>LinkedIn network grown from 40million in May 2009 to >90million in Jan 2011 </li></ul>...
www.linkedin.com <ul><li>Sections can include: </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Specialties </li></ul><ul><li>E...
Other social networks <ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com  (>500 million active users) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.buddypress....
Collaborative writing <ul><li>Google Docs a good example </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for collaborators to all work on the sam...
WIIFM <ul><li>Who are they for? </li></ul><ul><li>What are they for? </li></ul><ul><li>How many members do they have? </li...
Have a go… <ul><li>How do the tools contribute to your digital identity? </li></ul><ul><li>How do the tools help you grow ...
How to navigate the crowd Courtesy of mararie (Flickr ID)
RSS “ R eally  S imple  S yndication”
enables other sites to Subscribe to that information
 
<ul><li>Add Rachels iGoogle page </li></ul>
Set up your own iGoogle page <ul><li>Things you could subscribe to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal feeds </li></ul></ul><ul...
Netiquette <ul><li>Understand how public and permanent your online footprint is </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware that your curre...
Top tips <ul><li>Develop an online professional profile that is coherent with you face to face approach  </li></ul><ul><li...
Your digital profile
Our online presence <ul><li>Training Team </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter:  www.twitter.com/trainingteam </li></ul><ul><li>Blog:...
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Training session for new academics at the University of Manchester in March 2011. Objectives of the session:
Explore the digital world and how you can use it to:
- Understand why your online profile is important
- Develop your reputation through your digital identity
- Extend your research connections

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21st Century Research Profiles

  1. 1. Dr Emma Gillaspy , Vitae NW Hub Manager Dr Rachel Cowen , Faculty Research Staff Training Coordinator
  2. 2. About us
  3. 3. Objectives for today <ul><li>Explore the digital world and how you can use it to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand why your online profile is important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>develop your reputation through your digital identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>extend your research connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do you find information on the internet? Courtesy of aSIMULAtor (Flickr ID)
  5. 5. Mechanical Age Electronic Age Digital Age
  6. 6. Social bookmarking/ referencing Wiki’s RSS Podcasting (sharing audio) Blogging/ micro-blogging Chat Slide sharing Searching WE CAN create, publish, broadcast, connect, share, search User generated recommendation
  7. 7. Web 2.0 was made for science and learning <ul><li>Tim Berners-Lee created the idea of the World Wide Web in 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>together with Robert Cailliau the WWW was turned into an instrument for scientific information exchange </li></ul>
  8. 8. Web 2.0 as a tool for collaboration and creativity
  9. 9. Digital identity Courtesy of Anton Peck (Flickr ID)
  10. 10. http://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/
  11. 12. Web link: wok.mimas.ac.uk h-Factor
  12. 13. Digital identity
  13. 14. Your digital identity <ul><li>www.123people.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.manchester.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>What did you find? Are you happy with it? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it up to date? Does it showcase you and your research? Is it personal or professional? Could it be improved (if so how?), Pleased…disappointed…worried!? </li></ul>
  14. 15. Issac Newton seeing farther than others, because he is standing on shoulders of giants. Edmund Halley yes but you also stood side by side with some of us. Richard Bentley and we corresponded about your work when I lectured on Newtonian physics. Research is social and iterative
  15. 16. Reasons for networking <ul><li>Research moves more quickly if ideas are shared </li></ul><ul><li>You might be able to help others </li></ul><ul><li>Research is a community </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll know what other researchers in your field are doing </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll get information and references that will save you time and help you spot things that you would have missed. </li></ul><ul><li>Fame and reputation </li></ul><ul><li>People tend to like to employ people who they have prior knowledge of </li></ul>
  16. 17. Why develop a digital network? You and F2F colleagues You within network of institutional partners You within your global digital peer network
  17. 18. Network theory <ul><li>You don’t need to know everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing who the connectors are is important </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of what networks you are in and what ones you are not in </li></ul><ul><li>Being part of a network takes time and energy – you can’t be part of everything. </li></ul><ul><li>People who are outside of your core network (weak links) can often help you more than those inside. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of people who can help you a bit (the long tail) is better than a few people who can help you a lot. </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>What does your current network look like? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you like to see it grow? </li></ul>Your network You Line manager Other academics in your department Your research team Librarians Skills trainers Other academics in your institution People you’ve met at conferences Friends and family People on the same listserve lists as you Academics whose work you have read Collaborators Head of school
  19. 20. The academic research cycle COLLABORATION e.g. undertaking literature reviews using peer reviewed sources by professional researchers usually behind closed doors e.g. publication, presentation at conference e.g. peer review, filtering the best for publication
  20. 21. What activities are you seen to undertake as an academic? <ul><li>Academic outputs (practice, papers etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development (formal and informal learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation building </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge acquisition & exchange </li></ul>
  21. 22. Your academic research cycle <ul><li>What activities do you undertake in your own academic research cycle? </li></ul><ul><li>What activities do you undertake outside of your research? </li></ul><ul><li>What tools do you use? </li></ul><ul><li>How could technology help you? </li></ul>
  22. 23. Tools for the developing a digital identity <ul><li>Microblogging </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Social citation/bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking/profiling </li></ul><ul><li>(Collaborative writing) </li></ul>
  23. 24. Microblogging <ul><li>Mainly Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions relevant to your practice </li></ul><ul><li>Share links and resources you find interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Find out what others are interested in </li></ul><ul><li>Answer other people’s questions </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Follow a conference (#tag) </li></ul><ul><li>Top reasons to use Twitter http://online-social-networking.com/top-reasons-for-using-twitter </li></ul>
  24. 25. Blogging <ul><li>Reflection, archive of research, peer critique, disseminating (can have private or semi-private sections) </li></ul><ul><li>Personal / research area? Individual / collective? </li></ul><ul><li>Does your research field have active bloggers? </li></ul><ul><li>Getting your blog on the digital map </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.Blogs.nature.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.researchblogging.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.scienceblogs.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Top reasons to blog http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2006/10/top-ten-reasons-to-blog-and-top-ten.html </li></ul>
  25. 26. http://knowmansland.com/
  26. 27. http://frogblogmanchester.wordpress.com/
  27. 29. Social citation/bookmarking <ul><li>Citeulike most common </li></ul><ul><li>Easily store references and links to reference manager software </li></ul><ul><li>Store and search PDFs </li></ul><ul><li>Automated article recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Share references with your research team </li></ul><ul><li>Find out who's reading what you're reading – new networks </li></ul>
  28. 30. Presentation sharing <ul><ul><li>Sharing PowerPoint presentations and other documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disseminating your research to a wider audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive feedback on your slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare, Scribd most common </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prezi – dynamic presentations using Flash (sign up for an educational account to enable collaborative presentation) </li></ul></ul>
  29. 31. Social networking/profiling <ul><li>LinkedIn network grown from 40million in May 2009 to >90million in Jan 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Global collaborative opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Proven tool to enhance your career </li></ul><ul><li>Great way to enhance your research connections </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of tools so need to choose carefully which you will invest time in </li></ul>
  30. 32. www.linkedin.com <ul><li>Sections can include: </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Specialties </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Activity (inc Twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Applications (SlideShare, Wordpress) </li></ul>
  31. 33. Other social networks <ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com (>500 million active users) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.buddypress.org (38,850 users in 950 groups, for building social networks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.friendfeed.com (users unknown, >1 million/month) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.researchgate.net (>700,000 members, professional scientists, can also join with Facebook or LinkedIn accounts) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.academia.edu (>250,000 members, HE academics) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>network.nature.com (>25,000 members, professional scientists ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.methodspace.com (8,479 members, research methods ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.myspace.com (>2million members, mostly for music/entertainment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional profile only: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.cos.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.iamscientist.com </li></ul></ul>
  32. 34. Collaborative writing <ul><li>Google Docs a good example </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for collaborators to all work on the same document/spreadsheet/presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Private, semi-private or public for each document </li></ul><ul><li>Google forms great way to collect feedback from your teaching or send out questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates well with smartphones </li></ul><ul><li>Other cloud space options include Dropbox and A-drive (50GB) </li></ul>
  33. 35. WIIFM <ul><li>Who are they for? </li></ul><ul><li>What are they for? </li></ul><ul><li>How many members do they have? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they discipline specific? </li></ul><ul><li>How active are they? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to do for it to be a success? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want to gain? </li></ul><ul><li>WHATS IN IT FOR ME? </li></ul>
  34. 36. Have a go… <ul><li>How do the tools contribute to your digital identity? </li></ul><ul><li>How do the tools help you grow your networks? </li></ul><ul><li>How do the tools help you in your academic research cycle? </li></ul>
  35. 37. How to navigate the crowd Courtesy of mararie (Flickr ID)
  36. 38. RSS “ R eally S imple S yndication”
  37. 39. enables other sites to Subscribe to that information
  38. 41. <ul><li>Add Rachels iGoogle page </li></ul>
  39. 42. Set up your own iGoogle page <ul><li>Things you could subscribe to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Council Funding/News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainstream news e.g. BBC health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Us! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember to set it as your homepage </li></ul>
  40. 43. Netiquette <ul><li>Understand how public and permanent your online footprint is </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware that your current or future employers could choose to explore that online footprint! </li></ul><ul><li>Do not say anything online that you would not say face to face </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid spamming and flaming </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware that it is easy to misinterpret irony, sarcasm etc… without tone of voice or expressions to guide </li></ul><ul><li>Check your professional body guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Consider who you are talking to… </li></ul>
  41. 44. Top tips <ul><li>Develop an online professional profile that is coherent with you face to face approach </li></ul><ul><li>Give a bit of your professional self: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share and reflect about your work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>allow others to provide feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cultivate the network around you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate actively in discussions of your area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become known among peers </li></ul></ul>
  42. 45. Your digital profile
  43. 46. Our online presence <ul><li>Training Team </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: www.twitter.com/trainingteam </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://researchtraining.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/trainingteam </li></ul><ul><li>Vitae NW Hub </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: twitter.com/vitaenwhub </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: vitaenwhub.posterous.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.vitae.ac.uk/nwhub </li></ul>

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