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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 for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Traditional and digital methods of dissemination clashed recently when a storm over live-tweeting academic conferences blew up in the US. Melonie Fullick looks at the accusation that academics can ‘use’ other people’s work to build up their online brand to benefit their academic career, at the expense of others.

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View Kim Flintoff's professional profile on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world's largest business network, helping professionals like Kim Flintoff discover inside connections to recommended job candidates, industry experts, and business partners.
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[1409.7724] Using 3D Printing to Visualize Social Media Big Data

[1409.7724] Using 3D Printing to Visualize Social Media Big Data | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Big data volume continues to grow at unprecedented rates. One of the key features that makes big data valuable is the promise to find unknown patterns or correlations that may be able to improve the quality of processes or systems. Unfortunately, with the exponential growth in data, users often have difficulty in visualizing the often-unstructured, non-homogeneous data coming from a variety of sources. The recent growth in popularity of 3D printing has ushered in a revolutionary way to interact with big data. Using a 3D printed mockup up a physical or notional environment, one can display data on the mockup to show real-time data patterns. In this poster and demonstration, we describe the process of 3D printing and demonstrate an application of displaying Twitter data on a 3D mockup of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus, known as LuminoCity.

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As technology applications converge the need for rich and ubiquitous understanding of data, applications becomes an essential goal for education, industry and research.

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As technology applications converge the need for rich and ubiquitous understanding of data, applications becomes an essential goal for education, industry and research.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, May 4, 9:52 PM
As technology applications converge the need for rich and ubiquitous understanding of data, applications becomes an essential goal for education, industry and research.
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80 Twitter Tools for Almost Everything

80 Twitter Tools for Almost Everything | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Twitter is chaos, but in the midst of this beautiful mess is a ton of data that if you can understand it. If you ever wanted the complete Twitter toolbox this is the post for you. It's got 80 Twitter tools that can help you do everything you need in this busy social media channel.


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Twitter est un outil qui a changé pas mal de choses pour la diffusion de l'information. La preuve est l'ensemble des logiciels et sites qui se sont greffés dessus.

Adam J. Kovitz's curator insight, April 30, 9:53 AM

Great Post!

Jean McKinney's curator insight, May 2, 1:59 PM

"Twitter is chaos" -- a very good point.  And that's why tools to cut through the clutter are so essential.  this is really useful for writers and publishers who consider Twitter a key to their publishing and marketing efforts.

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61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined

61 Key Social Media Metrics, Defined | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

While the key There are so many metrics on social media that it's hard to know which ones you should be looking out for. Here we pick out the ones to know and ignore

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While the key focus of this particular article does seem to be marketing, the principles are readiuly adapted to tracking engagement and impact in relation to academic writing - grey literature often inhabits the space of social media and understanding these metrics can assist with detemining the social impact of your writing.

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How to Curate Your Digital Identity as an Academic

How to Curate Your Digital Identity  as an Academic | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you don’t manage your online presence, you are allowing search engines to create it for you.

 

Take control. In a nutshell, if you do not have a clear online presence, you are allowing Google, Yahoo, and Bing to create your identity for you. As a Lifehacker post on this topic once noted: "You want search engine queries to direct to you and your accomplishments, not your virtual doppelgangers."

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A Good Twitter Visual Guide in Dr. Seuss Style ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good Twitter Visual Guide in Dr. Seuss Style ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Citation of Social Media in Research Papers

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Citation of Social Media in Research Papers

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orlando philco's curator insight, October 14, 2014 11:50 AM

Que interesante artículo

Qash Aris's curator insight, November 17, 2014 9:07 AM

Important reading and reference for my thesis

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MIT launches Laboratory for Social Machines with major Twitter investment

MIT launches Laboratory for Social Machines with major Twitter investment | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The MIT Media Lab today announced the creation of the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM), funded by a five-year, $10 million commitment from Twitter. As part of the new program, Twitter will also provide full access to its real-time, public stream of tweets, as well as the archive of every tweet dating back to the first.
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What Twitter Changes Might Mean for Academics – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What Twitter Changes Might Mean for Academics – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

In light of these predictions, it’s not surprising that Twitter is contemplating some big changes to how it handles content and discourse. Twitter has always been notable for avoiding the algorithmic approach favored by Facebook and other social media. The hierarchy of information on Twitter is clear: the most recent tweets are always at the top, and when you log in to your timeline, the majority of your attention is focused on a constantly refreshing portrait of the moment. Content that is regularly retweeted by people you follow is more likely to appear in any time snapshot you view, and thus retweets are a way of maintaining visibility even as the hierarchy stays time-based.

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The Revolution That's Already Happening

The Revolution That's Already Happening | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
An Education in Facebookexamines and critiques the role of Facebook in the evolving landscape of higher education. At times a mandated part of classroom use and at others an informal network for students, Facebook has become an inevitable component of college life, acting alternately as an advertising, recruit-ment, and learning tool. But what happens when educators use a corporate product, which exists outside of the control of universities, to educate students? 
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Four Corners : Generation Like

Four Corners : Generation Like | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
How advertisers and big commercial brands are exploiting teenagers using social media - and making big dollars in the process.
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Education Social - Education Social strap line goes here.

Education Social - Education Social strap line goes here. | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Edusocial has been developed by The Education Foundation in partnership with Facebook UK

In 2013, The Education Foundation and Facebook teamed up to write the Facebook Guide for Educators to help support educators in the positive use of social media for good in schools and other education institutions.

 

 

Once the guide went live we had lots of amazing educators from across the
UK and globally contact us asking for more “hands on” information about what works in this space, how to get started using social media and to find out who else was using Facebook and other social media for learning.

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Medical Students and Social Media

Medical Students and Social Media | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

At the end of September, I had the opportunity to attend and present a poster at the 2013 Medicine 2.0 Conference. It was definitely a completely different kind of conference – instead of asking attendees to turn off their phones, we were encouraged to use them and discuss sessions through the Twitter hashtag, #med2. Our badges (see above) had QR codes that linked directly to our Med2.0 profiles and encouraged further discussion and collaboration even after the two-day event concluded. Another interesting aspect of the conference was being able to meet individuals in real life that I had interacted with only through social media sites.


All of this leads me to the main topic of this post: medical students and social media. While there isn’t a consensus on the percentage of medical students that use social media sites, I can confidently guess that at least 90% (if not closer to 100%) of medical students use at least one site. I must make a distinction at this point – although most of us use these sites, the number of us that use it for some sort of healthcare purpose definitely isn’t as high. I’d venture to say that all of us that use sites like Facebook and Twitter, originally made our accounts with the intent of using it to share information on our personal lives with friends and family. But the reality stands that someday we will be medical doctors and our patients will turn to Google to find out more about us; eventually, they’ll stumble upon one of our public social media accounts and discover our most recent musings. This, in combination with institutional policies, leads many medical students to change privacy settings, their account names or delete the accounts altogether. But, is that really necessary?


Since starting my personal blog the summer before my M1 year, I have learned a lot about how powerful social networking sites can be for education, discussion and networking. The Internet is a portal for all of us to connect with individuals we wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to. But engaging in online social networking can also be risky if one does not use their professional judgment before posting. For example, posting photos of a drunken post-exam party – while this does not violate laws like HIPAA, it may violate your institution’s policy and may also negatively impact your career in the future if a patient stumbles across the photo. When posting online, all of us need to really consider the ramifications of our words and photos since every single update adds to our digital footprint, which cannot be undone.


Our generation grew up with social sharing and most of us do it without a second thought. But sometimes, it isn’t worth sharing every single moment of your life – the most important thing is that you are aware that what you produce on the Internet may end up resurfacing at an inopportune time.


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Researching the Ends of Identity: Birth and Death on Social Media

Researching the Ends of Identity: Birth and Death on Social Media | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

This paper argues that expanding the scope of social media studies to examine birth and early life at one end, and death and memorialisation at the other, demonstrates that social media is never just about an individual, but also the way individuals are always already joined together as families, groups, communities and more. Mapping these ends of identity also reveals more of the nuances of everyday social media use and its impact.

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BuzzFeed Unveils Pound To Show How You Really Share Content

BuzzFeed Unveils Pound To Show How You Really Share Content | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The traditional view of how content spreads socially is tightly bound to a specific network. Share your cat GIF on Facebook, for example, and watch as ever-widening groups of interconnected people propel the image far beyond anything you could have planned—on Facebook. Even analytics providers tend to bucket content this way.

But think about it: Do you really share things just on Facebook? Nope. Like most people you are more likely switching from Twitter to Facebook to Pinterest, chat and email, sharing all the while. And even the best analytics providers out there do a poor job of tracking how that cat GIF gets passed across the social web.

That insight, based in part on research by Stanford and Microsoft, is at the heart of a new initiative announced Monday by BuzzFeed at the NewFronts (which is where online video makers pitch their lineups to advertisers). It's called Pound, and BuzzFeed publisher Dao Nguyen describes it in a blog post as a proprietary technology that "follows propagations from one sharer to another, through all the downstream visits, even across social networks and one-to-one sharing platforms like Gchat and email."
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Curator | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
twitter curation platform

 

  • Discover

    Relevant conversations and trending topics on Twitter

  • Curate

    Content to surface the best conversations using advanced filtering capabilities

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    Great Twitter content on any screen to enhance your audience's experience

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The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius

The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, February 9, 12:08 PM

intéressant, certes.

 

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2:11 PM

Almost all our students are addicted to social media. this is a point to take advantage of their interest to make them learn without  stress.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 8, 11:09 AM

Thanks to Jim Lerman! 

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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 professionall…

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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the most fundamental step in any social media use - search... and so few people do it as well as they could.

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 9:34 AM

students still need to be taught how to be effective searchers On Google. Here are some helpful tips/tricks to show them--and learn yourself.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 9, 10:38 AM

More Google search tips...

Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

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Jeff Gomez “Transmedia Storytelling” Masterclass 2014

Jeff Gomez “Transmedia Storytelling” Masterclass 2014 | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Transmedia Storytelling for Entertainment, Brands, Marketing, Governments, Education, and Social Change.
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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

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Malcolm Haines's curator insight, September 21, 2014 12:26 AM

Teachers need to be critically engaged in SoMe.

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How-to Use Social Media Platforms to Create Meaningful Learning Assignments

How-to Use Social Media Platforms to Create Meaningful Learning Assignments | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
This post describes and provides examples of three social media platforms used as a pedagogical tool to create meaningful learning assignments in face-to-face and online courses. Social media platf...

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Rebecca Scriven's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:46 PM

Perfect timing, as I'm putting together a social media toolkit. Thanks!

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Social Media for Higher Education Researchers

Slideset to accompany a panel presentation @ Western Australian Group of University Librarians (WAGUL) Research Day 22 July 2014 #wagul #wagulrd2014

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Status anxiety: should academics be using social media?

Status anxiety: should academics be using social media? | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

The survey’s findings point to the importance of universities becoming more aware of the benefits and risks associated with their faculty members using social media as part of their work. While harnessing the power of social media successfully can be a great advantage for individual academics and the universities for which they work, the possible negative aspects need to be identified and managed by individuals and their institutions.

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How Can Students Use Twitter For Research?

How Can Students Use Twitter For Research? | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The social media tool Twitter can help students in their research and students can use these tips to effectively conduct research and write papers.

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Participatory healthcare has only just begun

Participatory healthcare has only just begun | Social Media for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Imagine you’re at a friend’s party in your neighbourhood. You recognise a few of your patients. As you join the conversation you continuously blurt out phrases like: “Make sure you vaccinate your kids,” “Our practice has opened a skin clinic; it is important to get an annual skin check,” and “Here’s a copy of our latest newsletter.” When one of your patients tries to start a friendly conversation you say: “Sorry, I don’t befriend patients,” and you walk away to chat with a colleague.

You would make a complete fool of yourself.

Still, that’s how many health practitioners behave online. We often use our professional websites and social media accounts as promotional channels and we’re told not to accept patient friend requests on Facebook. When receiving positive feedback from our patients we have to be careful not to share or re-tweet it as this could be interpreted as a patient testimonial by AHPRA.

It’s awkward.

At the same time there is an unstoppable digital patient movement happening. Health consumers are getting smarter and better organised. The ePatient is empowered by digital technology and social networks. Their disease-specific knowledge matches that of health practitioners – and is often superior. Powerful peer-to-peer networks help consumers to make better decisions about their health care.

And this is only the beginning.

Ignoring digital technologies is not going to help. This will create a digital divide between consumers and health care services. We have to find a way to accommodate participatory healthcare. I don’t believe this means that health consumers should e.g. have the ability to remove or hide information from their electronic health records – but if they want they should be given access and, together with clinicians, take responsibility for their care and the quality of their healthcare data.

We must get over our social media fear so we can start to listen to health consumers online and take part in discussions.

We’re trained to deliver care in the one-on-one situation, but in the near future health practitioners will also engage with online communities. An attitude change towards digital technologies is needed. E-health should improve the interaction between clinicians and consumers. This requires their input at all levels of development.

And, instead of warning students and clinicians about the dangers of social media, they need to be trained to integrate these networks in their day-to-day work.



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