Wondering what your lecturers are looking for in a blog post?
Asking yourself how that's different from writing an essay (or a wiki page)?
Unsure if Twitter really can be used to build your online profile as a researcher?
If you want - or need - to integrate social media tools into your studies and research, this practical book is your one-stop shop. Megan Poore shares the secrets of how to harness the power of social media tools to improve your academic productivity.
Inside, you'll find out how to:
... write a good blog post
... contribute to a wiki
... maximise your grades when creating an audio-visual presentation
... find and share the latest research via Twitter
... keep safe online.
Featuring handy illustrations and exercises, as well as guidance on broader issues such as copyright, avoiding plagiarism, and cyberbullying, you'll find out all you need to successfully use social media to support your study and research.
Visit the Studying and Researching with Social Media blog which accompanies the book, sharing tips and guidance on using social media to improve your study and research skills.
SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Megan Poore is the PhD Academic and Research Skills Advisor at the ANU's Crawford School of Public Policy. She is known for her best practice approaches to integrating digital technologies into both university and school settings, and this includes developing strong digital pedagogies as well as sound approaches to risk management. She has also held the position of Assistant Professor in Teacher Education at the University of Canberra, and has worked as an educational designer at the Australian Catholic University, giving her a unique understanding of the issues that confront students and teachers in the integration of digital technologies into their everyday study and work practices. Megan holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Australian National University.
PART I GETTING STARTED: THE ESSENTIALS Chapter 1 Why use social media in your studies and research? Chapter 2 Social media basics PART II CORE SOCIAL MEDIA FORMATS Chapter 3 Blogs Chapter 4 Wikis Chapter 5 Social networks Chapter 6 Audio-visual presentations PART III SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING, RESEARCH, AND DEVELOPMENT Chapter 7 Building your online profile Chapter 9 Using social media for search and research Chapter 10 Productivity in study and research PART IV THE SOCIAL AND LEGAL CONTEXTS OF USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR STUDY AND RESEARCH Chapter 10 Building your digital literacy Chapter 11 Handling yourself (and others) online Chapter 12 Legalities and practicalities of the online environment