“I know it’s important to be active on social networks to increase my research profile, but where do I start?”
This is a hands-on workshop to get started with social networking to grow your research impact.
During the day you will:
- set up and refine your profile on Google Scholar, ResearchGate and Academia.edu
- explore Twitter, LinkedIn and other platforms as communication & collaboration spaces for researchers
- explore different methods and channels for sharing your work and create a piece that is ready to share
- review social curation tools like Scoop.It and Flipboard for online information and social interactions
- examine the habits of experienced networked researchers
- plan a personal social media strategy that supports your work and fits your habits
Who is this workshop for?
Any researcher who is new to using social media to increase research impact, or who has made a start but would like hands-on practice and the opportunity to explore more and discuss best practice.
A Social Learning Experience
To learn about social, you have to be social. So be prepared to work, learn and connect with researchers both inside the workshop and out on the web.
Social media account access
If you already have have accounts on any social networking sites, like Google Scholar, LinkedIn or Twitter, please make sure you bring your login details.
You will need a smart device (preferably a tablet) that you can use on the day and that you have permissions to install apps on.
About Joyce Seitzinger and Academic Tribe
Joyce Seitzinger is an education technologist, learning designer and professional development specialist with 16 years experience in the Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia. She has worked in corporate training and higher education and enjoys both environments for their own challenges.
Increasingly she has seen her work shift from being a trainer to being a digital coach for academic staff. At Deakin University she was involved as social media coach in the first two cycles of Research My World, a pilot project to trial university-wide crowdfunding for research.
In January 2014, Joyce left the university campus to found Academic Tribe. Academic Tribe is a distributed network of education and social learning specialists who provide consultancy and services in learner experience design, social learning, gamification and open badges. In its short existence, the tribe has built collaborative client relationships with RMIT University, University of Melbourne, ODLAA, Adult Learning Australia, AITD and Chisholm Online.
Joyce has a Masters in Education Technology from the University of Southern Queensland and specialises in open badges, social learning and learner experience design in education.
Joyce uses many social media platforms but can most often be found on Twitter at @catspyjamasnz.