Social Media Meets Scholarly Inquiry


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Presentation introducing the influence of social media on scholarship. Also highlights DABEL model for professional development.

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Social Media Meets Scholarly Inquiry

  1. 1. Scholarly Inquiry Meets Social Media Rebecca Petersen Director, eLearning Resources Instructor, School of Education, Lesley University
  2. 2. Today's Goal is to DABEL <ul><ul><li>D eepen our knowledge and understanding of social media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A pply social media ideas and concepts to the practice of research and inquiry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B rainstorm opportunities for using social media and other digital media tools to strengthen research goals and projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E ngage in inquisitive &quot;play&quot; with featured tools (Twitter, Wallwisher, MindMeister, Wordle).  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>L earn new pathways for collaboration and analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Social Media? <ul><li>Social media are media for social interaction,using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media use web-based technologies to transform and broadcast media monologues into social media dialogues. They support the democratization of knowledge and information and transform people from content consumers to content producers . </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>                            - From Wikipedia , retrieved, July 15, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>That's nice, but what does that mean? </li></ul>
  4. 5. Scholarship in a Social Media World <ul><li>As scholars we produce peer-reviewed, original research, traditionally presented in the form of a print monograph.  How does this work change in a Web 2.0, Social Media World?  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 6. Ubiquitous Knowledge <ul><li>Social media allows for ubiquitous access to content and the sharing of resources, or the &quot;harnessing of collective intelligence&quot; (Brighton, 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>TOOLS IMPACT <ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking such as delicious, digg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wallwisher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mendeley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EndNote Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Viddler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mind mapping tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective creation of user-generated key words and tags (hastags on twitter) which represent folksonomies that are becoming indicators of trends within social circles, industries, research, and more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant creation of networks of knowledge and possible discovery of new knowledge. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Social and Digital Scholarship is an Evolving Field <ul><li>Social & Digital Scholarship is : </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating with peers on the creation of new content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating content via digital tools and technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using social tools to develop, generate, and distribute new content for publication and critique </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social & Digital Scholarship is not : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking existing sources and materials and creating digital copies and digital archives. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 8. Finding your path (tools) <ul><li>“ If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.”     </li></ul><ul><li>- Cheshire Cat from the Disney adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Let's look at some tools..... </li></ul>
  8. 9. Wallwisher <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 10. MindMiester: Mind Mapping Software <ul><li>Robin Good's Collaborative Web 2.0 Tool list </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 11. Viddler: Annotated Videos <ul><li>Viddler allows for comments to be embedded into the timeline of a video by viewers. Example: </li></ul>
  11. 12. Twitter and the Backchannel <ul><li>Twitter allows for a variety of networked conversations. It can also be used as a search engine to look for trending topics, resources and &quot;tweets&quot; for &quot;tweeps&quot; with similar interests.  </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter can be actively used as a &quot;backchannel&quot; of conversation within a live classroom or to continue conversation between face-to-face conversations.  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter can also feel like: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 13. Break Time Up next: Setting up Twitter <ul><li>Go to myLesley Course section--review of Twitter links and resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Interview on with Twitter and Facebook scholar Rey Junco Vimeo </li></ul>
  13. 14. &quot; Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast&quot; -Alice, from the Adventures of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Remember: Anything is Possible