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Understanding social media for scholarship, 'impact', learning & teaching
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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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The Virtues of Blogging as Scholarly Activity - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Virtues of Blogging as Scholarly Activity - The Digital Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

"In terms of intellectual fulfillment, creativity, networking, impact, productivity, and overall benefit to my scholarly life, blogging wins hands down. ..."


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Scholarship, Liberated From Paper at Last - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Scholarship, Liberated From Paper at Last - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Much academic work still follows traditional models, but all institutions should be making room for the new forms of scholarship of the digital age. Here are some good starting points:

Revise promotion-and-tenure guidelines where they discriminate against the collaborative work typical of much digital scholarship.
Create an infrastructure for the wide sharing of research and data.
Move beyond the outmoded concept of "authorship" to recognize scholarly contributions in forms other than books and papers.


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How do you cite a Tweet in an academic paper?

How do you cite a Tweet in an academic paper? | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Alex Madrigal in The Atlantic describes the format the MLA has recently devised for citing tweets. 

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10 Ways Researchers Can Use Twitter | Networked Researcher

10 Ways Researchers Can Use Twitter | Networked Researcher | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Salma Patel considers 10 ways that researchers could use the micro-blogging tool twitter.


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The Challenges of Digital Scholarship

The Challenges of Digital Scholarship | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Adeline Koh writes on evaluating digital work for academic promotion and tenure, based on discussions in a Modern Language Association (MLA) meeting in Seattle. The key areas are presenting and explaining digital work, formats and conventions (particularly aspects of collaboration and peer review), in ways that make 'traditional' modes of evaluation possible.           (ProfHacker blog- The Chronicle of Higher Education)


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On why I will never *teach* social media again.

On why I will never *teach* social media again. | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
This is the second year that I've delivered social media workshops to the PhD student community at UWS through the Innovation and Research Office (IRO) - last year, I reflected on the content of the workshop, which although I encouraged IRO to let...
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Using Blogs and New Media in Academic Practice: Potential Roles in Research, Teaching, Learning, and Extension

Using Blogs and New Media in Academic Practice: Potential Roles in Research, Teaching, Learning, and Extension | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

This looks a very pertinent article. Unfortunately, it's in a subscription-only journal.

Abstract: Compiling a referenced article for publication in a peer-reviewed journal is traditionally the most respected means of contributing to a body of knowledge. However, we argue that publication of evidence-based information via new media – especially blogging – can also be a valid form of academic scholarship. Blogs allow for rapid sharing of research methods, results, and conclusions in an open, transparent manner. With proper references, blogs and other new media can position academic research in the public sphere and provide rapid, reliable information in response to emerging issues. They can also support other traditional goals of higher education institutions, serving as tools for teaching, learning and outreach.


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Only 0.04% of published papers in health are reported on by the media, so blogs and other social media can help.”

Only 0.04% of published papers in health are reported on by the media, so blogs and other social media can help.” | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Interview with The Incidental Economist Austin Frakt, at LSEImpactBlog.

Use of social media by researchers can help bridge the timescale gap between research, traditional publishing formats and news media.

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Altmetrics for academic measurement of Twitter and other online activity

Altmetrics for academic measurement of Twitter and other online activity | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

The internet seems to have transformed all industries except one: scholarly communication. Jason Priem has studied academics’ use of Twitter and charts terrific interest among academics in the social media tool as an aid to discuss literature, for teaching and to enrich conferences among his results.

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What Not to Share: Digital Professionalism & Academia.

What Not to Share: Digital Professionalism & Academia. | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Sarah-Louise Quinnell writes about crafting your online identity. Particularly useful for early career academics.

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From academic blog to academic job

From academic blog to academic job | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Sarah-Louise Quinell reports that using tools such as Scoop.it to showcase academic work online shows others the value of digital communication skill. 

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PaperCritic

PaperCritic | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

PaperCritic is a tool for open post-publication peer review of academic papers, linked with the Mendeley platform.

They write, 'we find that science should be as open as possible and that everyone should be able to review each other's work, not just the elected few. This is why PaperCritic now offers researchers a way of obtaining and providing feedback for each others work in a fully open and transparent environment.'

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A gentle introduction to Twitter for the apprehensive academic

A gentle introduction to Twitter for the apprehensive academic | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

2011 blog post from Dorothy Bishop, Oxford University

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Is it worth tweeting about academic papers? | Digitally Ready

Is it worth tweeting about academic papers? | Digitally Ready | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Shirley Williams  at Reading University's Digitally Ready  blog discusses the evidence about  tweeting links to academic papers & the impact on number of accesses /downloads.

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The Ed Techie: 10 Digital Scholarship Lessons in 10 Videos

Digital Scholar author Martin Weller offers tips on successful digital scholarship.

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“Blogging is quite simply, one of the most important things that an academic should be doing right now”. | Impact of Social Sciences

“Blogging is quite simply, one of the most important things that an academic should be doing right now”. | Impact of Social Sciences | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
Five minutes with Patrick Dunleavy and Chris Gilson: “Blogging is quite simply, one of the most important things that an academic should be doing right now" http://t.co/9HgXNmxe...
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Science as Haiku (Or how to get a PhD in 20 tweets)

Science as Haiku (Or how to get a PhD in 20 tweets) | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Enrico Coiera writes about an experiment: 'could the skills needed to come up with a doctoral thesis be taught in 20 tweets?' He used the #originoftheses hashtag to disseminate top research 'dos and don'ts'.

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Facebook and Twitter as Infrastructure for Dissemination of Research Papers (and More)

Facebook and Twitter as Infrastructure for Dissemination of Research Papers (and More) | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
A tweet from @Wowter (blogger, information specialist and bibliometrician at the Wageningen UR Library) alerted me to the news of the "Free new #SpringerLink mobile app: Access 2,000+ peer-rev. ...
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Social media: A guide for researchers | Research Information Network

Social media: A guide for researchers | Research Information Network | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

RIN published this guide in February 2011. It's a great starting-point for researchers who are not familiar with some of the tools available - or those who want to try out more. The pdf file of links and resources is very clearly presented, although inevitably, not comprehensive.

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60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

From | Online Universities

Some interesting examples of using Twitter in the classroom here. I am slightly hesitant, partly because of my 'turn your phone off in class' stance. I fear that if tweeting is part of the class,    texting and browsing on totally unrelated topics will also be.  Willing to be challenged on that one.  I also don't like to assume that *all* my students have a smartphone, and that they should be on Twitter.

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Social media in academia -Prezi

Uses of social media in teaching, scholarship & research...   A Prezi presentation for colleagues at BCU summarising what I have learned in curating this topic.

 

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How and why scholars cite on Twitter

How and why scholars cite on Twitter | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Presentation by Jason Priem and Katrin Light Costello, 2010.  They  analysed scholars' posting of citations on Twitter quantitatively and qualitatively. They suggest that Twitter citations are significant and  indicate impact. Citations on Twitter typically appear much quicker than in print (often within one month of publication). Scholars who use Twitter to post or follow citations suggest that this broadens and deepens their scholarly engagement.  Priem and Costello conclude that Twitter citations should be used as a form of 'alt metric' for evaluating academics' work (e.g. for career progression).

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Blogging enhances the blogger’s reputation. But, does it influence policy ?

Blogging enhances the blogger’s reputation. But, does it influence policy ? | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Focusing on the sphere of economics, David McKenzie and Berk Özler analyse data about 'reputation' and blogging; and discuss the limited evidence about the potential for blogs to influence  policy.

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Profiling the academic blogosphere

Profiling the academic blogosphere | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
Blogger and English instructor Lee Skallerup Bessette looks at the ways academics use blogging in their careers, and the benefits it can offer to students...
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