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Scholarship and Social Media

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The exponential growth of social media and ubiquitous use of mobile technology has changed the way we communicate both socially and for many also professionally. It is therefore timely to consider how social media can be used to develop personal learning networks and through open sharing find opportunities to also develop our scholarly practice.

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Scholarship and Social Media

  1. 1. Social Media and the Digital Scholar Sue Beckingham | @suebecks Sheffield Hallam University Invited Speaker Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit and Research Office University of Roehampton
  2. 2. http://www.briansolis.com/2013/07/the-2013-social-media-landscape-infographic/ Solis 2013
  3. 3. So much choice! Where to start?
  4. 4. Boyer (1990): Scholarship Reconsidered • advancing/ applying knowledge • synthesising knowledge • advancing knowledge Discovery Integration ApplicationTeaching advancing/ applying knowledge about how to teach/ promote learning
  5. 5. Established 'sharing' mechanisms
  6. 6. LinkedIn updates Blog comments Blog posts Tweets Slideshare YouTube & Vimeo Newer digital mechanisms include
  7. 7. Share Engage Learn Wider reach AND opportunities through openness
  8. 8. Crowd Learning Involves harnessing the knowledge and expertise of many people in order to answer questions or address immediate problems. Sharples et al 2013 - Innovating Pedagogy Report
  9. 9. “A culture of learning is composed of more than classes, schools, and subjects It is composed of the attitudes and enquiries of a culture of experimentation, curiosity and quirkiness.” Stephen Downes 2013 Keynote ALTC Senior Researcher for Canada's National Research Council
  10. 10.  e-books, audio books and e-journals  Public social bookmarking lists e.g.Diigo and Delicious  Blogs  YouTube, Wikipedia, Slideshare, Scribd, Cloud works as starting points  His own blogs as both a 'scrapbook' and public space to get feedback on ideas  Twitter for feedback and suggestions; seminars and conference backchannels  Google Alerts - key phrases Weller 2011 @mweller Tools and resources used to write this book (that differed to previous one in 2005)
  11. 11. Digital connectedness through the development of a personal learning network
  12. 12. AND to continue this dialogue face to face CREATORS CURATORS CRITICS CONVERSATIONALISTS COLLABORATORS COMMUNICATORS Social Media EMPOWERS individuals to become digital:
  13. 13. Be aware however: Your digital profile is your online portfolio and your 'brand' Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos once described your brand as: “What people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Hootsuite 2012
  14. 14. “The conversation is happening about your brand whether you’re a part of it or not.” Seth Godin. What do people SEE when they Google your name? What opinions do they form?
  15. 15. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google 1996
  16. 16. People searches every day 2013
  17. 17. Algorithms
  18. 18. It’s not what you know, it’s no longer simply who you know, its all about WHO knows
  19. 19. Beware of your Digital Doppelgänger! Musician Filmmaker
  20. 20. Active Listening cannot be over emphasised enough
  21. 21. Second quarter results June 2013 1.15 billion 819 million mobile MAUs Monthly active users (MAUs) 51% increase year-over-year
  22. 22. For example SAGE: An opportunity to pick up on featured books, journals and news items. SAGE Educational Research SAGE Media and Communication SAGE Sociology SAGE Methods Pages
  23. 23. http://socialmedia4us.wordpress.com/
  24. 24. http://uk.linkedin.com/in/suebeckingham
  25. 25. 5.7 billion professionally oriented searches were carried out in 2012 on LinkedIn 11 thousand within 60 seconds
  26. 26. Twitter 200 million active users creating over 400 million tweets each day
  27. 27. Interactive showing by discipline number of people and publications uploaded Education: 902,974 Social Sciences: 850,091 Medicine: 17,193,524
  28. 28. http://www.pinterest.com/suebecks/
  29. 29. Digital Curation The selection, preservation, maintena nce, collection and archiving of digital assets Can be public or private
  30. 30. Paper.li http://paper.li/suebecks/
  31. 31. Paste in url link Auto populates Option to add your own insight/notes Option to share via social networks
  32. 32. Featured 'bundle'
  33. 33. Digital Bibliometrics: Using social media to measure scholarly impact
  34. 34. Using the Activity Stream to uncover off-site engagement Increasingly people engage with, share, and discuss content on social networks. Over 80% of interactions with content take place on sites other than the content owner’s website. So, it is likely that most people become aware of and interact with your blog posts, videos, and articles on websites other than your own.
  35. 35. Promote your professional networks via your email signature and business cards
  36. 36. Leading by example Students may be social savvy but are often impact naive..
  37. 37. The importance of getting the 'boundaries' balance right integrator: bridge builder to over sharer segmentor: cautious to unsearchable Grant 2013
  38. 38. Social Media and the Digital Scholar The exponential growth of social media and ubiquitous use of mobile technology has changed the way we communicate both socially and for many also professionally. It is therefore timely to consider how social media can be used to develop personal learning networks and through open sharing find opportunities to also develop our scholarly practice. Sue Beckingham | @suebecks

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