With academics and academic institutions developing a growing presence on Twitter, Academic Twitter is overflowing with papers, conferences, trends and views. Jenni Carr, an avid tweeter, compiles her monthly list of Top Tweets
Recently I have been doing a lot of thinking about the processes involved in working with students as partners, mainly because I have been producing some resources for our centre on this topic, but also because of the recent requirements and guidance from the Office for Students, attainment gaps and inclusion have been much in evidence on social media. It was great to see this new journal article on this topic from @LucyMercerMaps and @cathybovill
Thrilled to share a major output of my recent fellowship w @cathybovill: an eval of 11 UK inst-wide #studentsaspartners schemes, analyzing practical data on approaches, recognition, rationale, and models of scaling up partnership through an #equity lens.https://t.co/9yLvymGRPm
— Dr Lucy Mercer-Mapstone (@LucyMercerMaps) May 27, 2019
Lucy and Cathy discuss the need for evidence about the success (or otherwise!) of small-scale initiatives to underpin the potential scaling-up to institutional level. This focus on the evidence base is the key element of the Toolkit for HE Access highlighted by @lizaustenbooth There’s some great resources available from this site, and a really handy guide to the relative cost of different interventions and the strength of evidence there is for their impact.
Excellent resources from Scotland which aim to support better intervention design and evaluation strategies, including use of data and methods : Toolkit For Fair Access | Evidence of the Effectiveness of Interventions https://t.co/KbVaRvfuAB
— Liz Austen/Booth (@lizaustenbooth) May 8, 2019
If you don’t follow @robgmacfarlane you are missing out on the brilliant ‘Word of the Day’ tweets. And you would never know about the relationship between glamour and grammar!
Word of the #FolkloreThursday: “glamour” – to enchant or bewitch; a magic spell (Scots). "Glamour" was an early 18C corruption of "grammar" in the sense of (occult) learning, an association which also gives us "grimoire", a spell-book. Grammar can enchant, language spellbind. pic.twitter.com/3Z89wI7nke
— Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) May 9, 2019
Staying with grammar, an article on pronoun usage in higher education journals may not, at first sight, be the most engaging topic, but when that article is written by Helen Sword, it’s bound to be a good read. Thanks to @TLI_ISSOTL for the link.
— Teach&Learn Inquiry (@TLI_ISSOTL) May 1, 2019
Thinking about using language in a rather different way, @Lucylambe writes in @LSEImpactBlog about a project working with a comics creator to create illustrated abstracts.
Don’t let publication be the end of the story – transforming research into an illustrated abstract https://t.co/w2rgObATic
— Dr Jenni Carr (@jennicarr8) May 10, 2019
The blog post linked in nicely to a podcast recommendation by @serenissima
— Julia Molinari (@serenissimaj) May 9, 2019
One of the great things about #AcademicTwitter is the way in which certain tweets catch people’s attention and develop into threads that are both informative and funny.
Hi #AcademicTwitter: What is something that you didn't receive formal training on, but that you view as very important to success & survival in your academic career?
Some of mine:
– navigating coauthor relationships
– project management
— Mirya R. Holman (@prof_mirya) May 26, 2019
Something we don’t seem to need any formal training on is #overlyhonestpapertitles
“I’ll Finish it in the Hotel Room after Arriving at the Conference the Night Before: An Autoethnographic Interrogation of Procrastination and Spectacular Time Misestimation in the Academy” #OverlyHonestPaperTitles
— Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay) May 11, 2019