The inspiring Prof. Vasudha Kamat (Vice Chancellor, SNDTWU) invited me recently to do a webinar (11 May) entitled 'Social Media for Research' for the Online Course in Research methodology for PhD scholars at the Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University (SNDTWU), India. How could I say no?
WEBINAR DETAILSTitle: Social Media for Research
Date: 11 May (Saturday)
Time: 7:00 PM (SNDT time or 9:30 PM KL time...Check Timezone differences)
Today, more than a Billion people use Facebook, and more than 200 million use Twitter actively to connect, network, interact and share with one another. YouTube receives more than 4 Billion video views per day, millions of people blog, and there are more than 14 million articles on Wikipedia. Social Media today is impacting every aspect of our lives whether it is our social, working, education or family life. However, what about using social media for academic research and sharing scientific knowledge?
For example today, many doctors are using various Social Media tools to share and discuss their latest research with their fellow professionals and the public. By doing so, their work is sometimes being peer-reviewed and promoted by hundreds of experts around the world, empowering a more impactful learning and research experience. During this webinar, we will explore various social media tools we can use to discover new knowledge, collaborate with other researchers, and promote our research within and beyond the academic world.
CLICK HERE to view the recording.
Please skip the first 30 minutes, as there was a mix-up regarding the scheduled time. Still learning :)
Yes, we went on for more than 2 hours, so it was a long webinar session with a lot of discussions. Have fun discovering the hidden wisdom nuggets within all the noise and who-ha :)