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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Digital Literacies Workshop - Social Media for Researchers Event

Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Date:
4 July 2012
Venue:
Building 32, Room 3077

Event details

This workshop aims to provide an introduction to social media as an essential part of every researcher's toolkit.

With the increasing adoption of social media by university staff and students within an academic context, there is also an increasing need for advice on how to manage our online identities. If you've been thinking about using social media as part of your research practice, or would like to use the web to participate in networks of researchers in your area of expertise, this is the workshop for you! This workshop is aimed at researchers who already use social media and would like to see how to join up all of those different platforms into one extended research profile.

There are many social tools and platforms for planning and sharing data, aimed at researchers and students. This workshop will talk about those different possibilities for using social media as a researcher. We will begin with an overview of the current situation in universities, then spend some time looking at different tools and platforms, discussing different combinations to adopt, and providing honest frank advice about the importance of informed managment of our online self.

Participants in this workshop will also be contributing to a project to produce a mini-website which will provide advice for researchers within our university who are using social media as part of their practice.

To register for this event please sign up at: http://socialmedia4researchers-estw.eventbrite.co.uk/

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