Networked Researcher at the AHRC Digital Transformations Moot
Dr Ernesto Priego & Dr Sarah-Louise Quinnell UCLDH @networkedres http://www.networkedresearcher.co.uk/
Mission• Develop a collaborative research networking and learningplatform based on blogging (WordPress) andmicroblogging (Twitter).• Promote best practices in online publishing and socialmedia for networking and research.
Mission• Encourage the critical practice and discussion ofsocial media and digital educational technologies forresearch.• P romote a culture of online collaboration,reciprocity and collegiality amongst researchers.
Origins• Starting officially in May 2011, the project originally grew out of the doctoral research which Sarah undertook in the Geography Department at King’s College London.• The project is now coordinated by Sarah and Ernesto, both currently affiliated with the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities.
Experience & Expansion• We offer a collaborative multi-author blogging platform, encouraging researchers of different ages and disciplines to blog about their areas of expertise, current research and experiences and to practice other forms of online engagement.• Networker Researcher also offers tailored social media, online publishing and e-learning training to Higher Education and GLAM sector organisations.
OA Blogging Unconference• Open Access Week 2012 took place 22-28 October, all over the world.• We participated with a “Blogging Unconference”• We posted a call for participants on September 2012 Those interested in participating were required to contact us telling us a little bit about themselves and their online work.
OA Blogging Unconference• Papers in our were presented as blog posts, and any discussion carried out through comments and other posts.• Contributors got author accounts (bylines) and posted without intermediation.• 19 registered participants; 11 authors from 11 different institutions and 5 different countries participated with 11 posts.• We anthologised and published the proceedings as a free PDF.
The Future• Development of the platform to look at how researchers build their research identities & communities of practice online• Secure funding for present and future sustainability• Examine the transformative potential of digital technology on the process of Doctoral education• NR Digital Research Conference in 2014