Social Media in Research is a one day event taking a practical look at social media, new technologies and digital tools used by researchers, in research settings, across the whole research lifecycle. It will help researchers learn new skills, strengthen their academic profile, prepare for transition into a new area of work, broaden awareness regarding online identity and reputation management and share good practice in digital literacy.
Helping current users and non-users alike (that’s everyone from technophobes to those who’d like to learn new skills) and organised through a range of themes identified below, attend if you want to know more about:
- Specific digital technologies and social media tools as they are being used in the research lifecycle
- New ways of using digital media tools to build, support and promote for your research profile
- How social media is used in different research contexts as well as important online ethics, identity and reputation management concerns
- How to use digital media to communicate and disseminate research and maximise benefits from conference/event attendance
- How digital tools can enable collaborative research opportunities and be used to mobilise stakeholders in the research process
- How digital skills and social media for public, industry, funder government engagement and knowledge transfer
- How researchers and academics use digital and social media tools across different research fields
- Top tips for effective tool use and the pitfalls to avoid
Hear from speakers who will apply a research lens to social media use, from research leaders and digitally experienced practitioners including Professor Todd Landman, Hervé Morvan, Philip Moriarty and Pat Thomson, as well as non-expert users who have recently dipped their toe in the water and agreed to share their experience.
A range of demonstrations (10 minute shorts) will also offer researcher insights on everything from scholarly microblogging to using Profile Building tools.