An Advanced Guide to using Social Media and the Web to Communicate and Measure your Research Impact

Organisation: 
University of Sheffield
Subject: 
Research communication
Course outline: 

Background

Many academics and professionals are already using social media tools such as Twitter, blogging and ResearchGate as part of their work. Some are using the tools daily, whilst most just dip in and out of using them for a variety of reasons. Whilst Twitter and ResearchGate are useful, they are just a small part of a large set of tools that academics can use to communicate and network. Some academics are using the wrong tools and others just not getting the best out of them.

Open access, data re-use and scholarly communications are opening up a myriad of further options on how research can be archived, shared and re-used, and the workshop will look at the options available to transform any academic into a modern digital academic.

Course Overview

This one day course will show academics and professionals who will have some experience of using some of these tools but are not quite sure how to maximise them and what other options exist. We will show you how to get more from your mobile device from presentations to conference calling, from taking polls to making videos, and how you can truly be a digital academic fit for the 21st Century. We will look at the options around self-archiving and the benefits, barriers and pitfalls for doing so.

The workshop will also look at different ways of communicating and sharing your research with special attention to infographics, video, podcasting and animation. Communicating research is only part of the story and we will look at how altmetrics can be employed to show what is being said about your research and how you should respond. We will also explore the ethical and practical issues around open peer review and public comments and how you can deal with them.

Type of training: 
1-day short course
Delivery mode: 
Face to face
Language: 
English
City: 
Sheffield
Location: 
United Kingdom
Cost: 
Paid
Last updated: 
01/03/2017