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Studying and Researching with Social Media

by Megan Poore SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
06/2014
ISBN:
9781446269725
Format:
Pbk 256 pages
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AU$59.99 NZ$63.47
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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.

AUDIENCE: Undergraduate, postgraduate and research students of all disciplines, from the social sciences to engineering to business. Also ideal for academics who wish to invigorate their teaching and research practice through the informed use of ICT.

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

I can see this book being of immense value to a majority of students and teachers. It is practical, accessible, clearly written and direct.
Megan Poore is Assistant Professor in Teacher Education at the University of Canberra.