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social media
sowhat?
michelle dalton
using social media for information discovery
compared to traditional scholarly sources
social media can be used to discover:
more up-to-date information
information no...
Source: Bik, H. M., & Goldstein, M. C. (2013). An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists. PLoS biology, 11(4), e10015...
the shift from search to social
source:
techcrunchhttp://techcrunch.com/2012/07/09/pinterest-now-beating-
google-referral-...
social media serves as a
filter for information
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sieve_smetal_urface.jpg
all
the
same
social
media
is
not
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ifs-snow.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zebra_3945_Nevit.svg
different
applications
do
different
things
before you use
social media
always ask
why?
Source: http://techno-kitty.deviantart.com/art/question-mark-92591842
pick the right
platform for your
purpose
http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/6979113951/in/photostream/
What? Why?
Blogs Long form narrative used to share
complex ideas and information
Build reputation & expertise
Source of ne...
blogs
Long form narrative
Emerging &
formative research
Prof. W. O’Connor, UL GEMS
Inside the Brain
twitter
Keep ‘up to date’
Discovery
Crowdsourcing
Build networks
pinterest
collates information visually
slideshare
conference &
teaching powerpoint
youtube
tv broadcasts
how-to videos
webcasts & conference presentations
vimeo
videos
diigo
find bookmarks tagged by topic
figshare
datasets
audioboo
podcasts & other audio
soundcloudpodcasts & other audio
visual.ly
infographics
resuable media
http://search.creativecommons.org
what do you use
social media for?
“I use Twitter for serendipitous
learning when I don’t know where
to go for something to do – it’s a
lucky bag”
Michelle G...
“I can search for Creative Commons
photos which I can use for
Powerpoint presentations” 
Gabriela Grosseck, West Universit...
“Diigo is my primary social
bookmarking tool … I do so much
online research for both the courses I
develop and for my own ...
the student
perspective
the professional
perspective
social media
sowhat?
michelle dalton
using social media for information discovery
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Social media, so what? Using Social Media for Information Discovery

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Social media, so what? Using Social Media for Information Discovery

  1. 1. social media sowhat? michelle dalton using social media for information discovery
  2. 2. compared to traditional scholarly sources social media can be used to discover: more up-to-date information information not formally published the ‘hot’ topics in a subject area what your peers are reading & researching
  3. 3. Source: Bik, H. M., & Goldstein, M. C. (2013). An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists. PLoS biology, 11(4), e1001535. information behaviour is changing
  4. 4. the shift from search to social source: techcrunchhttp://techcrunch.com/2012/07/09/pinterest-now-beating- google-referral-traffic-plus-bing-twitter-stumbleupon/
  5. 5. social media serves as a filter for information http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sieve_smetal_urface.jpg
  6. 6. all the same social media is not http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ifs-snow.png
  7. 7. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zebra_3945_Nevit.svg different applications do different things
  8. 8. before you use social media always ask why? Source: http://techno-kitty.deviantart.com/art/question-mark-92591842
  9. 9. pick the right platform for your purpose http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/6979113951/in/photostream/
  10. 10. What? Why? Blogs Long form narrative used to share complex ideas and information Build reputation & expertise Source of new, formative & emerging research Twitter 140 character micro-blogs used to share links & brief details One of the most current sources of new information Can quickly connect to a network of relevant experts & researchers using hashtags e.g. #budget14 Facebook Established social presence but a more ‘personal’ space Potential to be used as a social learning space but limited as an information discovery tool Pinterest Share images on a virtual pinboard Curate & organise information in a visual way Slideshare Upload & share presentations Search for conference and teaching presentations to help you learn more about or research a topic Images Flickr, Google Images; Share and comment on images Find reusable images for a paper or presentation Video YouTube, Vimeo: Upload and watch videos Watch conference presentations, webinars, online classes from universities, ‘How to’ help videos and more Bookmarking Delicious, Digg, Curate and collate useful links Online reading lists, collaborative project work Collaboration Google Drive / Docs, Wikispaces, PBWorks Collaborate on group projects, share and publish content Audio Audacity, Audioboo, Soundcloud: Record and share audio recordings Listen to lecture recordings, news broadcasts etc. which can be used as research sources and learning resources
  11. 11. blogs Long form narrative Emerging & formative research Prof. W. O’Connor, UL GEMS Inside the Brain
  12. 12. twitter Keep ‘up to date’ Discovery Crowdsourcing Build networks
  13. 13. pinterest collates information visually
  14. 14. slideshare conference & teaching powerpoint
  15. 15. youtube tv broadcasts how-to videos webcasts & conference presentations
  16. 16. vimeo videos
  17. 17. diigo find bookmarks tagged by topic
  18. 18. figshare datasets
  19. 19. audioboo podcasts & other audio
  20. 20. soundcloudpodcasts & other audio
  21. 21. visual.ly infographics
  22. 22. resuable media http://search.creativecommons.org
  23. 23. what do you use social media for?
  24. 24. “I use Twitter for serendipitous learning when I don’t know where to go for something to do – it’s a lucky bag” Michelle Gallen e-learning consultant, Belfast Source: http://c4lpt.co.uk/social-learning-handbook/100-examples-of-use-of-social-media-for-learning/
  25. 25. “I can search for Creative Commons photos which I can use for Powerpoint presentations”  Gabriela Grosseck, West University of Timisoara Source: http://c4lpt.co.uk/social-learning-handbook/100-examples-of-use-of-social-media-for-learning/
  26. 26. “Diigo is my primary social bookmarking tool … I do so much online research for both the courses I develop and for my own personal learning; a good system to track all the resources I find is indispensable” Christy Tucker, Instructional designer, US Source: http://c4lpt.co.uk/social-learning-handbook/100-examples-of-use-of-social-media-for-learning/
  27. 27. the student perspective
  28. 28. the professional perspective
  29. 29. social media sowhat? michelle dalton using social media for information discovery

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