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Universities must rethink their approach to student digital literacy

Universities must rethink their approach to student digital literacy | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Dr Abhay Adhikari in Guardian HE Network writes that the emphasis should be on building digital communication skills so that students can share and develop their ideas and aspirations online. "The digital domain is a space for conversations based on shared values".

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'Responsible Conduct of Research' and science blogs

'Responsible Conduct of Research' and science blogs | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Can “Responsible Conduct of Research” include publishing science via blogs?

Alex Holcombe on a response to a scientific research training programme (US) that steers early career researchers away from blogging.

 

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Incresasing your 'academic footprint'

Incresasing your 'academic footprint' | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Pat Lockley & Mark Carrigan write in LSE Impact Blog:

Continual publishing across journals, blogs and social media maximises impact by increasing the size of the ‘academic footprint’.

 

Image credit: Ezioman (Flickr).    

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More than a storm in a teacup: The debate on academic blogging | University Affairs

More than a storm in a teacup: The debate on academic blogging | University Affairs | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Melonie Fullick writes in the Speculative Diction blog on the University Affairs website. She considers the uses of blogging for collaboration, and for opening research and scholarly discussions out beyond traditionally closed academic circles.

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Recognition of digital scholarship

Recognition of digital scholarship | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Martin Weller writes in LSE Impact Blog:

 

Universities are increasingly moving towards recognising digital scholarship despite conflicting messages that favour traditional publishing in journals

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Digital scholarship recognition - the debate

Digital scholarship recognition - the debate | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Martin Weller (EdTechie): So, I was the invited keynote debater at this year's EdMedia conference in Lisbon. I had ten minutes to put my case in favour of the following motion: "This house believes that in the next decade, digital scholarship (in open...


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Twitter Guide for Academics

Twitter Guide for Academics | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Downloadable Guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities. Produced by LSE Impact Blog.

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Blogging and academia

“Imagine if the great thinkers of the past could have blogged, bouncing ideas off each other in real time, engaging in rapid-fire debates across borders. Would it have led to some kind of intellectual utopia, or total chaos?”

 

Ruth Braunstein writes inThe Immanent Frame blog, 2009.


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CSHE - Future of Scholarly Communication

CSHE - Future of Scholarly Communication | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

University of California Berkeley project pages host a number of papers and discussions on scholarly communication, particularly relating to peer review and promotion processes.

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Multi-author academic blogs are the way of the future

Multi-author academic blogs are the way of the future | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Chris Gilson and Patrick Dunleavy –Are multi-author academic blogs the way forward for social media in higher education?

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What to consider when crafting your online identity

What to consider when crafting your online identity | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

By Sarah-Louise Quinnell: "The question of what value social media, particularly blogging, holds in academia is ongoing and at times controversial. .. I do believe that blogging has a place in academia, particularly for early career researchers."

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Cite or Site? The current view of what constitutes ‘academic publishing’ is too limited. Our published work must become truly public.

Cite or Site? The current view of what constitutes ‘academic publishing’ is too limited. Our published work must become truly public. | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Producing papers for a growing number of journals with an ever shrinking audience risks diminishing the potential of the impact of academic work. Pat Lockley and Mark Carrigan consider the incentives of the current system of academic publishing and call for a new definition

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Academic blogging and collaboration make demonstrating pathways to impact an easier matter

Academic blogging and collaboration make demonstrating pathways to impact an easier matter | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Peter Matthews discusses how blogging can enhance collaboration with users of research, and relates his experience of posting his 'impact statement' for a funding bid on a blog.

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6 tips for low-cost academic blogging

"I don't have time," is the worst excuse not to blog...

The secret to low-cost academic blogging is to make blogging a natural byproduct of all the things that academics already do.

By Matt Might.

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Should you enter the academic blogosphere? | University Affairs

Should you enter the academic blogosphere? | University Affairs | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
A discussion on whether scholars should take the time to write a blog about their work.

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Altered states for the lawmakers of the new measurement frontier

Altered states for the lawmakers of the new measurement frontier | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Citations and impact factors are old hat, says Matthew Gamble in the Times Higher; the Web 2.0 generation needs metrics to match today's scholarship.


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Academic tweeting: using Twitter for research projects

Academic tweeting: using Twitter for research projects | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

LSE Impact Blog:

Following the launch of the guide on using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities, we look at how Twitter can be used in research projects.

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Academia, EdTech, Blogging and Twitter: Enough with the Meta, Already? | Martin Paul Eve

Academia, EdTech, Blogging and Twitter: Enough with the Meta, Already? | Martin Paul Eve | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

"I have some qualms, which have been growing recently, about the vast number of meta- posts that have accumulated on the use of social media in academia".

Martin Eve writes that too much 'meta-writing' about social media & academia will perpetuate the sense that these are tools suitable mainly for technology enthusiasts. They should be used mainly to advance scholarship in the disciplines, if non-enthusiasts are to be engaged.

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Princeton Adopts Open Access Policy

Princeton Adopts Open Access Policy | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Princeton staff unanimously agreed upon an 'open access' policy for their published research. Copies of published journal articles will be made freely available, e.g. on university or staff personal websites.

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Health & Policy | Social Media & Academia

Health & Policy | Social Media & Academia | Social media & academia | Scoop.it
Over the past few months I have been making an effort to develop my online 'presence' as an academic. I became more active on Twitter (@KateT_Health) and genuinely found that it is an excellent too...
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The 'prestige' of journals in a social media age

The 'prestige' of journals in a social media age | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Mark Carrigan argues against the elitist power of 'filtering' represented by traditional academic journals, and that they should be replaced by a more democratic, collaborative and open publishing model.

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Exploring the impact of technology on higher education...

Exploring the impact of technology on higher education... | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology at the OU, explores the impact of technology on higher education in his new book, The Digital Scholar. (New book..free online!

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From blogging to print: My journey to creating impact

From blogging to print: My journey to creating impact | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

A twitter chat and blog post led Dr Sarah-Louise Quinnell to be featured in the pages of the Times Higher Education and won her respect from colleagues who were previously sceptical of the values of academic blogs. Here, she explains how she created an impact and went from blogging to the holy grail of print.

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The Conversation Prism

The Conversation Prism | Social media & academia | Scoop.it

Kate T comments: Brian Solis and JESS3 produced this image of the social media landscape. It has 'brand' at the centre (as developed at least partly, as a way of illustrating how businesses can best engage with social networking).  Most academics are rightly wary of viewing themselves, their outputs and institutions as 'brands'; however it might be an interesting framework to use and adapt when considering which are the most powerful tools for scholarly collaboration, development and output.

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