An Introduction to using Social Media to Communicate Research
1 day course: Wednesday, 8th May 2019
Date and Times
1-day course: Wednesday, 8th May 2019
Start: 9:30 am
Finish: 4:30 pm
£299.00 - Early Bird Rate for confirmed bookings received on or before Friday, 1st March 2019.
£399.00 - Standard Rate for confirmed bookings received on or after Wednesday, 24th April 2019.
Bookings will automatically close at 11pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019.
Booking and Payment
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Meals and Accommodation
The course fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day plus all course materials provided via a Course Website and on USB, and teaching fees.
NB: Accommodation is NOT included. We do however have a preferential rate of £70 per night at Halifax Hall and £50 per night at our new Jonas Hotel, situated behind Halifax Hall.
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The treadmill of academia is a relentless one: proposal, research, write, present and then hopefully publish before starting all over again, all in the hope that the research is recognised as being of good quality, worthy and valuable. There's one problem though - journals are not geared up for the modern online world of instant sharing and communication. Tools and ways of communicating research such as Twitter, YouTube, ResearchGate, Slideshare, blogging, infographics, animation and many others will be covered. The good news is they are mostly free and can work together to help research to reach a wider audience. That audience is not just academic peers, but publishers, editors, fund holders and the general public.
The aim of the workshop is to offer an introduction to the many tools you can use to help you communicate research and work smarter. The purpose of the day is to help attendees come away with a variety of tools and artefacts they can use to help communicate and share their work. We will teach you basics of social media in an academic setting and demystify some of the barriers that may have put you off from using these tools in your work.
We will show you how to make the most from these technologies and show you how to find out alternative ways of discussing and communicating research. Attention will be paid to the various ethical issues to working more on the web from copyright and Creative Commons to making more use of your mobile device, from safety and security to how you conduct yourself online and netiquette.
Who will benefit from this course?
This short course will benefit a wide range of people including (but not exhaustive of):
- Masters and PhD students,
- Research Support Staff and Managers,
- Library and Information Professionals,
- Communications and Marketing Professionals.
Course Materials will be provided via a Delegate Course Website approximately 2 weeks prior to the course start date. Hard copies of exercises will be provided throughout the course. Hard copies of powerpoint presentations will not be provided, but these can be printed by delegates before the start of the course via the Delegate Course Website.
Participants are asked to provide their own laptop/tablet for the duration of the course.
Andy Tattersall Jisc Social Media Superstar in UK Higher Education for 2017.