Cartoon from http://melbourne.resbaz.edu.au/post/82136084431/140-characters-is-the-new-black-part-1 Nice quote ‘140 characters are the new black’, great blog post series too
http://www.slideshare.net/suebeckingham/digital-identity-and-personal-learning-networks-13603293 See also advice for maintaining your digital identity as an academic https://chroniclevitae.com/news/854-how-to-maintain-your-digital-identity-as-an-academic
Dahlia Remler (April 2014) ‘Are 90% of academic papers really never cited? Reviewing the literature on academic citations’ http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/04/23/academic-papers-citation-rates-remler/
Watch video of Sukaina talking about their use of Twitter and other tools for the ROER4D project
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/09/24/social-media-outcomes-academia/ A very business-like approach, will this resonate with academics? Yet ‘digital transformation’ comes from the business world and has leaked into Higher Ed because of increasing corporatization and the rise of managerialism.
After this they report back, discuss similarities & differences
http://btstwm.blogspot.com/2013/03/personal-learning-network-do-you-have.html Online Presence & Learning Networks in a Connected World What is your digital footprint? Are you aware of your digital shadow? Trying to stay current in your areas of research? Busy finding and collecting the needle in the connected haystack? These questions are very much a product of the connected world that we live in. Explore ideas and tools relating to developing and maintaining your online presence. We also need to explore Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) that have become crucial tools for identifying information and building knowledge in a world awash with a multitude of information technology options. Second half of workshop: identifying, conceptualising and developing an effective online presence and professional learning networks for the connected world we live in. - See more at: http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za/cilt/teaching-technology#PLNseminar
http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2013/01/5-cs-to-developing-your-personal.html Get group to think about matching C’s to platforms – doing affordance analysis without using this language Consider (Audience, social media policy, etc.) but for this workshop, consider will be APM, this gets problem-finding and ideate would be seeing how other Cs align with purpose and which social media tools help one to do what.
Relate your purpose to a concept of social media – what do you want the learning experience to be? A conversation? All the notifications – for many social media is a trashcan?
Connect! End with a reflective/evaluative activity
Step 1 - ‘Assess yourself&apos; reviews ways to assess existing general online presence, and monitor it in future. Step 2 - ‘Your profile as an individual&apos; - helps academics decide on a strategy for their digital footprint. Step 3 -‘Improving the availability of your output&apos; suggests how to share and make scholarly outputs (including research, teaching and non-traditional outputs) as available and discoverable as possible. Step 4 - ‘Communicating and interacting&apos; reviews additional strategies and tools for communicating with colleagues and interacting with those with shared interests. This resource can be used as a teaching aid or part of workshop training for academics
Time to give a 'tweet' about social media in Higher Education
give a ‘tweet’‘tweet’
about #socialmedia in
Dr Nicola Pallitt
Social Media in
Higher Education Summit
13 May 2015
Current #socialmedia practices
A quick survey…
1. Which of these tools are you currently using?
LinkedIn, Academia.edu, Google Scholar, Research Gate,
Facebook, Twitter, SlideShare, YouTube, an academic blog
2. How do you feel about using social media in a
(Answer using 3 words max!)
3. Complete: Social media is like…
Pair & Share Activity
• Introduce yourself to the person on your right
• ‘Google’ him/her from your device
• What can you infer from your partner’s online
• Discuss your findings with your partner
• Of the info you found, what did this person
share online themselves and what info about
them is by others or traces of online activity?
(Digital footprint VS digital shadow)
Those who work within the academy become
very skilled at judging the stuff of reputations.
Where has the person’s work been published,
what claims of priority in discovery have they
established, how often have they been cited,
how and where reviewed, what prizes won, what
institutional ties earned, what organizations led?
- Willinsky, 2010, p. 297
If you don’t craft your
decides it for you…
• To follow or not to follow?
• Is reciprocity the norm?
• Strong and weak ties
Who are YOU on Twitter…
• What do you think your network looks like?
– Who are your strong ties?
– What do your strong ties reveal about shared
– Who are your weak ties?
• What does your network actually look like?
• What does your network reveal about you?
Feeling like this? Some tools to help
make sense of ‘filter failure’…
It’s not about plugging
in to devices, it’s
about being plugged
in to each other.
Duke University, Social Media in Higher Ed (more generally, but nice quick overview of examples)
‘Academics’ online presence: a four step guide’
‘Online visibility guidelines’ by Sarah Goodier & Laura Czerniewicz via @openuct http://
Using Twitter in University research, teaching and impact activities http://
The Research Bazaar. ‘140 Characters is the new black: engaging academics in social media’
‘Trial by Twitter’ by Apoorva Mandavilli in Nature January 2011 http://
Example of a Social Media Strategy: Institute of Education (IOE)
Social Media Strategy for Higher Education http://
Visitors and residents
Functional building blocks of social media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCjCbqYs_j0
Recommended reading (it will blow your mind!)
Bonnie Stewart @bonstewart (April 2015) ‘Contributions and connections’ via @insidehighered
How to curate your digital identity http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Curate-Your-Digital/151001/
I’m an academic and desperately need an online presence, where do I start? http
‘Social media outcomes in academia: engage with your audience and they will engage with you’ by
Jessica Woolman http
Top 5 social media platforms for research development’ (2013 but still relevant) http
‘Focus and credibility will help academic blogs thrive but negative perceptions must be challenged’
by Achilleas Kostoulas http
‘Life in the Accelerated Academy: anxiety thrives, demands intensify and metrics hold the tangled
web together’ by Mark Carrigan http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/04/07/life-in-the-
‘Fast and made to last: Academic blogs look to ensure long-term accessibility and stability of
content’ by Christof Schöch http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/04/30/fast-and-
‘Digital Object Identifiers: Stability for citations and referencing, but not proxies for quality’ by
Laurence Horton http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/04/23/digital-object-identifiers-