Social Media For Academics: A Practical Guide by Diane Rasmussen NealSocial Media For Academics: A Practical Guide by Diane Rasmussen Neal

Social Media For Academics: A Practical Guide

byDiane Rasmussen NealEditorDiane Rasmussen Neal

Paperback | August 6, 2012

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This book provides an overview of social media technologies in the context of practical implementation for academics, guided by applied research findings, current best practices, and the author's successful experiences with using social media in academic settings. It also provides academics with sensible and easy strategies for implementing a wide spectrum of social media and related technologies - such as blogs, wikis, Facebook, and various Google tools for professional, teaching, and research endeavours.

  • No other book exists that assists academics in learning how to use social media to benefit their teaching and research
  • The editor has an extensive background in social media teaching, consulting, research, and everyday use
  • All the contributors come to the book with a common goal, from various expertise areas and perspectives
Diane Rasmussen Nealis an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario, and holds the permanent title of Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has worked as a systems librarian as well as a corporate information technology professional, and has trained s...
Title:Social Media For Academics: A Practical GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:August 6, 2012Publisher:Woodhead PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843346818

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Table of Contents

PART 1 THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ACADEMICS: Blogging your academic self: the what, the why and the how long?; Non-academic and academic social networking sites for online scholarly communities; Research and teaching in real time: 24/7 collaborative networks; Locating scholarly papers of interest online; Tracking references with social media tools: organizing what you’ve read or want to read; Pragmatics of Twitter use for academics: tweeting in and out of the classroom; The academy goes mobile: an overview of mobile applications in higher education
PART 2 PUTTING SOCIAL MEDIA INTO PRACTICE: Incorporating web-based engagement and participatory interaction into your courses; When good research goes viral! Getting your work noticed online; Who is the ‘virtual’ you and do you know who’s watching you?; Social media for academic libraries; Learning social media: student and instructor perspectives

Editorial Reviews

"This book is relevant to anyone concerned with social media and e-research. It helps researchers in looking for social media, identifying tools, understanding their functioning and making the most of them in their research activity. This book is also suitable for lecturers seeking to present to their students a fresh perspective on how to do research and how to use new tools in the research process."--Online Information Review, Vol. 37 No. 6, 2013 A refreshing take on using social media in education. This enthusiasm and the varied discussion of ways that social media can be used to share and build a valuable professional network are sure to interest and engage those relatively new to social media., Innovative Practice in Higher Education On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being best, I would give this book a '4' and would recommend it to my industry colleagues., Learned Publishing Each chapter provides focused, practical help regarding various forms of social media. The book avoids getting lost in the weeds of technological jargon and debates and chapters do not presume advanced knowledge of technology or of social media. It is my judgement that this practical guide would be good to have in a teaching and learning library as a practical resource., Teaching Theology and Religion