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.
LEARNING OUTCOMESAfter 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 SLIDESPresentation slides for the seminar:
RESOURCESHere are the links (URLs) to all the important resources/tools discussed:
- Creative Commons (CC) License Selection Tool
- Creative Commons (CC) Intro Video (Arabic & English Versions)
- CC Comparison Table
- Was The 'DNA of a 21st Century Educator' Plagiarised in China?
- Social Curation/Bookmarking Tools
- Social Citations/Referencing Tools:
- End Note
- Twitter for Learning (SlideShare)
- Using Twitter in University research, teaching and impact activities
- Google Scholar
- Facebook Groups
- Learning Innovation Circle (LIC) Facebook Group
- Facebook Pages
- Facebook for Learning (SlideShare)
- LinkedIn- LinkedIn Maps
- Wikis for Learning
- Wiki Development Tools?
- Google Docs
- Google Sites
- Blogging = e-Portfolio
- Blogging Tools?
- Blogging Examples:
- The University of British Columbia
- Oxford Science blog
- Oldaily (Newsletter)
- Survey Tools:
- Google Forms
- Survey Monkey
- Open Access (SlideShare)
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Video Sharing Sites:
- YouTube Education (or YouTube)
- iTunes U
- Teacher Tube
- Presentation Sharing Sites:
- Haiku Deck
- File Sharing Sites:
- Google Drive
- eBook Authoring/Publishing tools
- Social Media: A Guide for Researchers
- Web 2.0 Research Tools: A Quick Guide
- Newcastle University Social Media Guide
Looking forward to discover how USM is using social media to amplify and promote their research adventures :)