- Today I facilitated a workshop on social media impact for academics. We were trying to figure out how, what or even if our university should do something to help academics use social media for research engagement.
- — Sue Hutley (@suehutley)Mon, Dec 15 2014 00:03:04
- We got on to the topic of training, so I asked twitter:
- My friend Tseen came back almost straight away with a great multi-part response.
- — Tseengle Bells (@tseenster)Mon, Dec 15 2014 00:23:34@bjkraal I think it needs to be clear on why academics should bother (improving research networks, citations, profile for opportunities)
- — Tseengle Bells (@tseenster)Mon, Dec 15 2014 00:24:27@bjkraal Also need clear articulation of basic stuff (e.g. setting up Twitter account + how/why you'd do it a certain way) to higher levels.
- — Tseengle Bells (@tseenster)Mon, Dec 15 2014 00:25:01@bjkraal Needs appropriate staffing + lots of curated FAQs/resources to allow ppl to get on with it outside of f2f sessions.
- And Deb Verhoeven gave a comment that was transformative for me, by reframing the question.
- — deb verhoeven (@bestqualitycrab)Mon, Dec 15 2014 03:59:37@bjkraal social media training not esp effective. Better to use authentic learning. Like crowdfunding. See Deakin example.
- Tseen, because she is brilliant, was all over it.
- — Tseengle Bells (@tseenster)Mon, Dec 15 2014 04:12:48
- — Tseengle Bells (@tseenster)Mon, Dec 15 2014 03:03:12@bjkraal No probs - am rolling out cluster of "researchers + social media" workshops next year so this kind of planning v. much on my mind!
- And so the hashtag is: #acaSocMed
Training academics in social media?
How might you train academics to use social media for research impact? And is "training" even the right idea?
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