Tuesday, June 25

Social Media for Research & Knowledge Sharing at USM!

Looking forward to my upcoming 1/2 day seminar at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on the 28th June, 2013. Also, looking forward to do at least 3 social media experiments with the participants, and it will be interesting to see how they respond to the challenges.


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 half-day seminar, 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. During the hands-on sessions, we will explore actively Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Wikis, and various social curation tools. 


After this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Discuss how you can use Social Media effectively for the full academic research cycle;
  • Use social curation tools to discover new knowledge and research;
  • Connect, network and collaborate with other researchers and people using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+;
  • Share your research work through blogs and other social media tools; and
  • Collaborate on research projects with others using Wikis.


Presentation slides for the seminar:


Here are the links (URLs) to all the important resources/tools discussed:






3. Google Document

Looking forward to discover how USM is using social media to amplify and promote their research adventures :) 

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