Research Development & Support Office

Promoting Your Research Using Social Media

Aim: To help you understand how social media can support your research and which tools are the most appropriate for you to use.
Date: 26 Jan 2012
Time: 10:30 - 13:30 (lunch provided)
Location: 1E 3.6
Speakers: Alan Cann, University of Leicester, with Jez Cope and Geraldine Jones, University of Bath.
Funded by the EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account.

This workshop will show you how you can use social media to help your research and your career.  Social tools have important implications for how researchers (and educators) communicate and collaborate.  This session will provide you with information to make informed decisions about using social media and help you select from the vast range of tools available.  Social media has downsides as well as upsides, but on balance there is real value for researchers, from information discovery, through dissemination of your research, to impact metrics.

Reading
Please read this before the meeting, and come primed for an analysis of your own current status online:

Social Media: A Guide for Researchers

Optional reading:

The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice

You can follow Alan Cann online
on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AJCann
and on Google+ http://plus.google.com/u/0/s/AJCann

Link to the online registration form