Studying and Researching with Social Media
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.
The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 170 x 242 x 13.21mm | 440g
- 01 Nov 2014
- Sage Publications Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- First Edition
Other books in this series
05 Mar 2012
07 Oct 2015
28 Aug 2015
23 Jan 2015
01 Nov 2014
Table of contents
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
As a lecturer with a wealth of experience and research in academic writing and social media, across a wide range of disciplines and levels, Megan has applied her knowledge of complex issues in a creative way that is meaningful to students and sensitive to their needs. I strongly recommend this book to anyone serious about developing their social media practices.' -- Alex Barthel "People often ask me whether they should start a blog or twitter account. While I can bore for Australia on the topic, now I don't have to because Megan has written this great book. Buy it if you are interested in social media and wondering where to start. Definitely buy it if you are confused and even a little scared of the whole idea. Megan will explain all the benefits and give you some great tips to get you on the way to internet fame and fortune, researcher style." -- Dr Inger Mewburn I can see this book being of immense value to a majority of students and teachers. It is practical, accessible, clearly written and direct. -- Jillian Dellit
About Megan Poore