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Social Media and the Digital Scholar

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The exponential growth of social media and ubiquitous use of mobile technology has changed the way we communicate both socially and for many also professionally. It is therefore timely to consider how social media can be used to develop personal learning networks and through open sharing find opportunities to also develop our scholarly practice.

This presentation was given as a public lecture at the Open University of Catalonia Edul@b, Barcelona Growth Centre

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Social Media and the Digital Scholar

  1. 1. Social Media and the Digital Scholar Open Public Lecture Open University of Catalonia Sue Beckingham | @suebecks Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  2. 2. CREATORS CURATORS CRITICS CONVERSATIONALISTS COLLABORATORS COMMUNICATORS Social Media EMPOWERS individuals to become digital: AND to continue this dialogue face to face
  3. 3. Established 'sharing' mechanisms
  4. 4. LinkedIn updates Blog comments Blog posts Tweets Slideshare YouTube & Vimeo Newer digital mechanisms include
  5. 5. 5.4 billion professional people searches went through LinkedIn in 2012 alone
  6. 6. We can no longer ignore it Social media: love it or hate it?
  7. 7. Top visited sites in the world
  8. 8. "Siemens (2004) argues that knowledge is no longer generated and validated solely or even mainly by scholarly study, but be the ebbs and flows of discussion among millions of Internet participants, a theory he calls 'connectivism' Bates and Sangra 2011:46 The changing nature of knowledge
  9. 9. "Digital Technologies are not only changing our communication habits and the patterns of our social interactions, they also create access to knowledge at any time and anywhere" Vodaphone Institute for Society of Communications
  10. 10. Information overload??? or filter failure??? Clay Shirky
  11. 11. Create posts Creating content for your LinkedIn profile
  12. 12. IMPACT Creating content for your LinkedIn profile
  13. 13. Add Slideshare presentations Creating content for your Linkedin profile
  14. 14. IMPACT Creating content for your LinkedIn profile
  15. 15. Add publications Creating content for your LinkedIn profile
  16. 16. Creating content for your LinkedIn profile Add projects
  17. 17. http://www.lifewidemagazine.co.uk/ Publish beyond traditional journals
  18. 18. http://socialmediaforlearning.com/ My blog was created using the free version of WordPress Personal Blog
  19. 19. Free WordPress Analytics
  20. 20. Free Analytics https://analytics.twitter.com/
  21. 21. Citation sources are changing Jackson, N. (2014) TOWARDS CREATIVITY 3.0 : A Narrative for Creativity & Learning Ecologies in Higher Education
  22. 22. Interconnectedness
  23. 23. Pinned Tweets
  24. 24. http://www.scoop.it/t/taking-a-look-at-moocs Curation
  25. 25. Interactive showing by discipline number of people and publications uploaded
  26. 26. http://www.pinterest.com/suebecks/
  27. 27. "Web 2.0 tools facilitate more constructivist approaches to learning, with greater emphasis on discussion and the creation of learning materials and knowledge construction by the learners." Bates and Sangra 2011:48 Web 2.0
  28. 28. #BYOD4L | @BYOD4L https://byod4learning.wordpress.com/ https://byod4learning.wordpress.com/
  29. 29. #LTHEchat | @LTHEhat http://lthechat.com/about/
  30. 30. The distinction between reach and engagement • Reach refers to number of followers – Great to have a lot, but far better to have influential ones • Engagement refers to how people respond to you – Retweets, Shares – Mentions, Replies – Likes, Favourites, +1s
  31. 31. Be mindful of your digital footprint and the blurring of social and professional
  32. 32. ...and having no digital presence at all means you are invisible
  33. 33. An activity to go away and try yourself What do others see.......
  34. 34. 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 professionally. It is therefore timely to consider how social media can be used to develop personal learning networks and through open sharing find opportunities to also develop our scholarly practice. Sue Beckingham | @suebecks Sheffield Hallam University

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