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Category Archives: Social Media
Nov 18 2013
As academic blogging becomes mainstream, science communication must facilitate depth and breadth in online discourse.
Having recently attended a conference session on the role of online forums for science communication, Alan Cann reflects on the extent to which academic blogging is currently embedded in academic practice. Blogs are still the centre of serious online academic communication … Continue reading →
Oct 16 2013
Findings must be differentiated from speculation to ensure the responsible reporting of research to the media.
It can be hard to excite the general public about scientific results unless you talk about potential implications. But it is the duty of researchers and press officers to be crystal clear to avoid causing confusion and distress. Dorothy Bishop compares … Continue reading →
Oct 11 2013
Fast scholarship is not always good scholarship: relevant research requires more than an online presence.
Blogging and social media are tools to facilitate engagement, but are they in danger of being treated as ends in themselves? Catherine Durose and Katherine Tonkiss argue for more awareness on how the research process can democratise knowledge. Rather than quickly responding to … Continue reading →
Oct 2 2013
Social media offers exciting data resources for researchers. But if this body of complex data and its subsequent analysis are going to positively impact public policy and services, governments may have to take a leading role in managing access and … Continue reading →
Sep 27 2013
With Autumn well on the way, students and academics are preparing for the excitement of the new term and publishers everywhere are looking to attract our attention with a bountiful selection of new academic and fiction releases. Bringing these together, LSE … Continue reading →
Sep 25 2013
Digital media is changing how scholars interact, collaborate, write and publish. Here, Jessie Daniels describes how to be a scholar now, when peer-reviewed articles can begin as Tweets and blog posts. In this new environment, scholars are able to create … Continue reading →
Sep 15 2013
Do digital media create new ethical dilemmas? What is our responsibility as spectators and witnesses? Bringing together philosophers and media scholars and drawing on a range of contemporary case studies, Ethics of Media aims to highlight the diversity of competing answers … Continue reading →
Aug 13 2013
The dynamics of power in academia can often go unexamined leading to an isolated and unsupportive environment. It is all too easy to turn a blind eye to small put-downs and departmental bullying. Athene Donald recognises that it may be … Continue reading →
Jul 5 2013
Three views on using Evernote to improve personal productivity and transform academic knowledge mobilization
Anne Bergen, Gavan Watson and Caitlin Holton explore the relationship between academic data management and knowledge mobilization through the use of Evernote, the popular personal note-taking software. Evernote can be used for both sharing and storing information and can support and contribute to academic … Continue reading →