A visualisation of my LinkedIn networkhttp://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/
Professional Online Presence: Separating the Signal from the Noise
Professional Online Presence:Separating the Signal from the Noise#cll1213 webinarSue Beckingham@suebecksSheffield Hallam University
Important butnot included is• using socialmedia inteachingpractice• how to usesocial mediatools
It is about using social media todevelop your personal learningnetwork and professional onlinepresence
If you were lookingfor informationabout someone,how many of youwould googlefirst?
How often doyou googleyourself?• Never• Now and again• Regularly
! Its not so surprising Google will findyou, but it may surprise you to find thatyour social media profiles are ranked sohighly
Someonesearchesyour nameDid you know that if you have aprofile on Academia.edu, eachtime someone searches yourname you will receive an email?
There are four distinct, but related types ofmedia today:1. Traditional - print and broadcast2. Owned - brand or company website3. Hybrid or Tradigital - web versions oftraditional and blogs4. Social -Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+and moreEdelman
Traditional MediaTradigitalMediaOwned MediaSocialMediaThe MediaCloverleaf
Clay Shirkyargues that“It is notinformationoverload,it is filter failure”
FilterBy developing good connections with sharedinterests, collaboratively we can filter what is relevant to us
Create lists withinTwitter to organiseyour tweetsFollow others publiclists
SocialMedia canprovideadditionalsignpoststo yourresearchand work
A network dedicated to science andresearch. Connect, collaborate anddiscover scientific publications, jobs andconferences. All for free.www.researchgate.netEasily organize your papers, read &annotate your PDFs, collaborate in privateor open groups, and securely access yourresearch from everywhere.http://www.mendeley.com/A powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community.https://www.diigo.comhttps://delicious.com/Sharing Research
The Guardian HigherEducation BlogsNetworkA blogs network which isa directory ofresources, commentaryandanalysis from educatorsin the global highereducation blogosphere
The ripple effect of social sharingExtending the knowledge network
Social Sharing Buttons onwebsites, blogs and other sites
Make the most ofYOUR profile!LinkedIn members did over5.7 billion professionally-oriented searches on theplatform in 2012.More than 2.9 millioncompanies have LinkedInCompany Pages.LinkedIn members are sharinginsights and knowledge in morethan 2.1 million LinkedInGroups.
The power of online connections communicating collaborating recruitment/job seeking opportunity to learn and share develop global connections maintain connections on-going 24/7 networking ability to be known and found six degrees of separation
Maps your professional network tovisualise the relationships between youand your connections.
Advocateswell developed profile, active user,connected, sharing, collaborating.Dabblersprofile partially set up, often thenforgotten, sporadic visits, low contribution.Unengagedunaware of potential, not yet partof the conversation.
Dont be afraid to learnReject this idea thatlurking within socialnetworks is a negativething.As Educators we areempowered listeners
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2013/10_June_CLL_WebinarProfessional Online Presence: Separating the Signal from the NoiseWe are living in an age where many of us are now ‘always switched on’. The rise of the ubiquitous useof mobile technology and open access to Wi-Fi-free zones has changed the way we communicate -forever. We use mobile technology for work, to organise our home life, our social life, to shop, enjoymusic, films and photographs. All of these activities have the potential to make our life easier and moreenjoyable. However there is a concern that we risk information overload in our quest to manage thegrowing amount of information, in particular through social media. How can we juggle all of this andpossibly leverage social media in a professional context?My talk will look at how through social media you can develop a professional network that will not onlyhelp to separate the signal from the noise for yourselves, it will also provide the mechanism for others tofind you and your work as a professional in your field. By developing a professional online presence andnetwork of connections, you will have the potential to open many new channels of communication,opportunities for collaboration and creativity BUT you will also find the means to filter only what isimportant to you.
Sue BeckinghamSheffield Hallam University, UK@suebeckshttp://uk.linkedin.com/in/suebeckinghamhttp://gplus.to/suebecks