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  1. 1. Networking on the network A brief overview for research students Dr Robert Fitzgerald Associate Dean Research Faculty of Education July 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Knowledge is socially constructed (cf Bandura & Vygotsky) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Interaction with the world produces meaning and identity.” (Barab & Duffy, 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Social interaction plays a fundamental role in the process of cognitive development (Vygotsky) </li></ul><ul><li>Message: Value peer-to-peer learning and learning from others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get involved in seminars and conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build new networks (on & off campus) and maintain the important ones (family & friends) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work hard to read/understand the research world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in communities of practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show leadership (review for conferences, read colleague’s drafts) </li></ul></ul>Networking on the network
  3. 3. <ul><li>Networking on the Network: </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide to Professional Skills for PhD Students </li></ul><ul><li>Phil Agre </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Information Studies </li></ul><ul><li>University of California, Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles, California 90095-1520 </li></ul><ul><li>USA </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://dlis.gseis.ucla.edu/pagre/ </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright 1993-2002 by Phil Agre. </li></ul>A Resource: Networking on the network (Phil Agre)
  4. 4. <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Networking: What and Why </li></ul><ul><li>The Basic Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Media: Some Cautions </li></ul><ul><li>The Role of E-Mail </li></ul><ul><li>Building a Professional Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Networking and Your Dissertation </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Language </li></ul><ul><li>How to Get a Job </li></ul><ul><li>Advising Others </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the Research World </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Leadership </li></ul>Networking on the network
  5. 5. Participate in your research education community
  6. 6. Its not all about you: Remember to learn from others
  7. 7. Use professional associations
  8. 8. Engage in discussion
  9. 9. Follow academics….but don’t stalk them!
  10. 10. Build your currency; Share resources
  11. 11. Read the scholarly web of knowledge
  12. 12. Use cool tools to read the internet smartly
  13. 13. Create your own research portal
  14. 14. Enjoy your time doing research And finally…..

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