Presented on the 16th March (2013) at the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Malaysian Section.
Venue: International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur
Social Media for Research Zaid
Ali Alsagoff12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Malaysian Section. 16th-17th March 2013, International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur
Do you ______ your Research?
Blog about Tweet about (Twitter) Discuss on Facebook or LinkedIn Publish on YouTube Use a Wiki or a Website to share Use other Social Media tools?
Time to Rethink?"Savvy scientists must
increasingly engage withblogs and social media... Even if you choose not to blog, you can certainly expect your papersand ideas will increasingly be blogged about. So there it is - blog or be blogged.“ – Paul Knoepfler http://www.slideshare.net/NerdyChristie/science-and-the-public-why-every-lab-should-tweet
The Rate of Medical Knowledge
is… “…doubling every three years currently and projected to be doubling every 73 DAYS by 2020…”Our research output today might be OUTDATED, by the time it is published using traditional channels unless... http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/2020/index.html
Criticism of Social Media for
Research? Privacy Confidentiality Banality Peripherality Authority & quality? Information overload Work/life balance Adapted from (page 11): http://www.scribd.com/doc/48590125/Social-media-A-guide-for-researchers
Use Twitter to Connect &
Interact with Educators & Researchers around the world…Easy way to discover the LATEST RESEARCH youcare about.A free Web 2.0 social networking service that allows users to send and receive short messages (140 characters or less) known as TWEETS. +500 Million Users
Use Twitter #Hashtags to Amplify
Sharing… During Research/Events/Activities! Examples #MedEd – Medical Education #edchat - Education ##edutech - Educational Technology #web20chat - Web 2.0 #DistEd – Distance education and e-learning #innochat – Innovation in education #Lrnchat – Learning issues for educators #ellchat – English Language Learners http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2010/05/join-moodlewish-twitter-stream.html http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2010/07/using-twitter-to-amplify-connective.htmlSource: http://tinyurl.com/5urjzkd
Use Facebook Groups or Pages
to Connect, Network and Collaborate with other researchers… Groups PagesClosed Groups Open CommunitiesCourses Promotion & BrandingProjects Products Ideas CelebritiesAlumni Self-Promotion +1 Billion Users
MedPedia…Sharing and advancing knowledge about
health, medicine and the body among medical professionals and the general public. This model is founded on providing a free online technology platform that is collaborative, interdisciplinary and transparent. http://www.medpedia.com/
Quality Assurance? I want to
be Peer- reviewed by real Professionals…Not some 14-year-old punk! 14 years old? Yes, I am…LOL!Image (Doctor): http://www.computerclipart.com/computer_clipart_images/a_doctor_holding_a_patients_chartnotes_and_talking_0521-1005-1111-0232.html
Nature Network “Nature Network is
the professional networking website for scientists around theworld. It’s an online meeting place where you and your colleagues can gather, share and discuss ideas, and keep in touch.” http://network.nature.com/
Simplify to Amplify the Impact…“…if
scientists could communicate more in their own voices - in a familiar tone, with a less specialized vocabulary - would a wide range of people understand them better? Would their work be better understood by the general public, policy-makers, funders, and, even in some cases, other scientists?” - Alan Alda http://www.slideshare.net/NerdyChristie/science-and-the-public-why-every-lab-should-tweet
Share your Research using… Offers
users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios.http://www.slideshare.net/zaid/dna-of-a-21st-century-educator-simplified http://www.slideshare.net/
Use Social Media to… Connect
with other researchers and educators around the world. Discover the latest research and trends in your area(s). Collaborate with others on your research projects. Promote your research work beyond the academic world. Engage and seek feedback (peer-review) from researches, venture capitalists, public, etc. Share your research in creative ways to inspire more interest. Be who you want to be!