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Social media for academia: some things I have learnt

Social media for academia: some things I have learnt | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
2012 was the year of my big experiment: trying out various forms of social media for academic purposes. I was in many ways a social media novice when I began, as I had only really dabbled in Facebo...
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Deborah Lupton offers her thoughts on social media after several months of active experimentation with different platforms. 

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Survey on academics' use of social media

Survey on academics' use of social media | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
In January I conducted an online survey to find out how academics are using social media sites and tools. A total of 711 faculty members and postgraduate students completed the survey, mostly from ...
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The terror of tweeting: social medium or academic message?

The terror of tweeting: social medium or academic message? | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
The mismatch between some academics and social media is not so much fear of technology, but concerns over losing control, says Claire Warwick, but spare them the beginner's guide
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Discussion of lack of uptake of Twitter by academics - different disciplinary expectations + beliefs about how to engage & disseminate, more important than technological fear. 

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Twitter for Researchers

A guide to why Twitter is relevant in the research environment, how it can be useful, and how to Tweet successfully. There's a link in the presentation to t...
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Great presentation for academics, by Ned Potter
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Teaching with Twitter: 5 Resources for Getting Started

Teaching with Twitter: 5 Resources for Getting Started | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
Dr. Robert Williamson Jr. shares resources he found helpful in developing his own pedagogy of Twitter.
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The pedagogical value of Twitter: enhancing the collective identity of independent learners

The pedagogical value of Twitter: enhancing the collective identity of independent learners | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
Last year I taught on a newly designed module in my school and was struck by the value of Twitter as a learning resource and teaching tool. ‘Current Issues in Society’ is a first year undergraduate...
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On using Twitter as an extension of the classroom in an undergraduate Sociology module.
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Social media for academia: some things I have learnt

Social media for academia: some things I have learnt | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
2012 was the year of my big experiment: trying out various forms of social media for academic purposes. I was in many ways a social media novice when I began, as I had only really dabbled in Facebo...
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Deborah Lupton offers her thoughts on social media after several months of active experimentation with different platforms. 

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Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it?

Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it? | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
Does using social media have an impact on disseminating your research papers? Dr Melissa Terras, UCL, gives her experiences and opinions on this question through her own personal findings. One of a series of talks on social media hosted by University of Oxford.
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Open Access Week: Blogging Unconference Proceedings

Open Access Week: Blogging Unconference Proceedings | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Ernesto Priego anthologised the proceedings of the Open Access Week 2012 Blogging Unconference. Free PDF.

Academic researchers discuss open research sharing practices, with an emphasis on blogging. 

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Tweeting out loud: ethics, knowledge and social media in academe | Impact of Social Sciences

Tweeting out loud: ethics, knowledge and social media in academe | Impact of Social Sciences | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Melonie Fullick discusses the impact of the so-called #Twittergate debates about tweeting others' work, particularly in the form of live-tweeting conference presentations. The debate centred on issues of control, intellectual property and openness.

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Reckless Theorizing Without A Net: Women, Blogging, and Power

Reckless Theorizing Without A Net: Women, Blogging, and Power | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
Two things prompted the rampant display of theorizing you’re about to see unfold in real time. One was a chance conversation with a group of powerful, accomplished women academics. The &helli...
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Blogging for Researchers

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Collection of resources, by Mark CarriganL Resource pack produced for @digital_change workshop on 25th June 2012...

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Getting Started: Social Media for Academics

Getting Started: Social Media for Academics | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

 A Bundlr collection of social media resources  produced by Mark Carrigan for Sociological Imagination, the LSE impact blog, the Warwick Research Exchange and the Digital Change GPP and more

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Your Academic Twidentity: or more about Twiter and Academic Identity | GradHacker

Your Academic Twidentity: or more about Twiter and Academic Identity | GradHacker | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Here at Gradhacker, we’ve written about online identity and the use of Twitter before. In this post, I thought I’d tackle less of the “how to use Twitter” and move into the idea of leveraging the power of Twitter to improve your online presence and academic


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Five ways in which Twitter can be useful in academic contexts – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

Five ways in which Twitter can be useful in academic contexts – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
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Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking?

Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking? | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
Two academics discuss the pros and cons of using Twitter as a learning tool to encourage instinctive thinking in higher education
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Interesting overview of  & reflections on  a real time seminar /Q&A with an expert, using Twitter. 

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22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom - Edudemic

22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom - Edudemic | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

You can actually use Twitter in the classroom with Bloom's Taxonomy thanks to this awesome table that details nearly two dozen different ways to integrate the pair!

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Some pithy ideas for using Twitter - doesn't touch upon using it for discussion.

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Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning

Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
Twitter wasn't designed with teaching in mind but Rosie Miles finds it an ideal way to encourage students to get under the skin of academic texts. Here she explains how
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Using Twitter formats and conventions to role-play, within a VLE- example from English Literature
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7 Habits of Networked Academics » Cat's Pyjamas

7 Habits of Networked Academics » Cat's Pyjamas | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
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Engage: Social Media Talks

Engage: Social Media Talks | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
Audio and video casts of talks on social media relating to academic life: a series from the University of Oxford, Autumn 2012.
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Advice on introducing Twitter to academics

Advice on introducing Twitter to academics | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Tips for those wanting to introduce Twitter to academic colleagues: important to give examples of high-quality scholarly interaction  to make the journey more appealing.

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#Twittergate: What are the ethics of live-tweeting at conferences?

Tweetchat on livetweeting at conferences led by @tressiemcphd. Issues covered--the nature of academia, privacy concerns, intellectual property theft.
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Knowledge mobilisation is a social process: Social media can support indivduals and organisations in research dissemination | Impact of Social Sciences

Knowledge mobilisation is a social process: Social media can support indivduals and organisations in research dissemination | Impact of Social Sciences | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
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Five minutes with: Victor Henning, co-founder of Mendeley – Connecting academic research to the outside world | Impact of Social Sciences

Five minutes with: Victor Henning, co-founder of Mendeley – Connecting academic research to the outside world | Impact of Social Sciences | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
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The (Coming) Social Media Revolution in the Academy - Daniels and Feagin - Fast Capitalism 8.2

The (Coming) Social Media Revolution in the Academy - Daniels and Feagin - Fast Capitalism 8.2 | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Critical overview of different aspects of digital scholarship, with particular reference to sociology.

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Academic conferences: "If you don't have social media, you are no-one"

Academic conferences: "If you don't have social media, you are no-one" | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Lisa Harris and Nicola Beale discuss "how social media enriches conferences for some but risks isolating others." As part of a wider project, they promoted, monitored and evaluated use of social media within one academic conference. There are some good learning points on how social media can be integrated well into conferences. They point to the need for wider discussion of best practice, particularly in the area of the ethics of curating and publicising the artefacts that are generated. | Impact of Social Sciences

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