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Academic Roles and Social Media


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Academic Roles and Social Media

  1. 1. Academic roles & social media <ul><li>Mathias Klang… @klang67 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Policy paranoia <ul><li>Do policies create good practice or protect the organization from known bad habits of users? </li></ul>
  3. 3. &quot;Scientists are people of very dissimilar temperaments doing different things in very different ways. Among scientists are collectors, classifiers and compulsive tidiers-up; many are detectives by temperament and many are explorers; some are artists and others artisans. There are poet-scientists and philosopher-scientists and even a few mystics. ” <ul><li>Peter Medawar </li></ul>
  4. 4. The phd student, the phd & the docent… <ul><li>Research, Teaching, Self-discovery, Networking, Procrastination…. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Three “duties” <ul><li>Loyalty: Advertising the university & its research Moral obligation: Citizen dialogue Law: “ Tredje uppgiften ” /outreach </li></ul>
  6. 6. Blogger 1999 Google 1999
  7. 7. if you're not paying for something, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold <ul><li>Authorities in the cloud </li></ul>
  8. 8. What can social media do (for academia)?
  9. 9. Finding & supporting collaboration
  10. 10. Communication over space and time zone
  11. 11. Monitoring. Research, research interpretation & conferences.
  12. 12. Brainstorming. Short term collaboration?
  13. 13. Finding information & people
  14. 14. Slowly changing attitudes but…
  15. 15. Wikipedia still a threat
  16. 16. Twitter a joke
  17. 17. Facebook?
  18. 18. The unrewarded academic blogger
  19. 19. This project is about overcoming image problems
  20. 20. We need to explain rewards and downplay threats.
  21. 21. No additional rules required
  22. 22. Informing how SM can be used to support  Teaching  Research  Communication
  23. 23. Removing barriers to entry… <ul><li>(and a few boogy men) </li></ul>
  24. 24. THANKS!
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