New media and digital research literacies

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Slides on the use and effects of digital media in research in legal education.


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2. preview1. Digital research literacies2. Scholarly peer networks: SSRN, Academia, ResearchGate,Google Scholar, LinkedIn, CarbonMade3. Blogs4. Slideshare5. Twitter6. Bibliometrics > altmetrics 3. digital mediaPro ConDssemination Can be time-consuming & addictiveGathering, sorting, archiving of digitalApps disappear or go corporateinformationBuilds academic profile throughAltmetricsCan encourage narcissism & grandiosity ifused as vanity projectsFacilitates the Open open access, openeducation, OE resourcesPrivacy can be an issue (cf Facebook)Supports knowledge as a public good 4. deeper issuesWhats digital?Specific devices, networks, assemblages?Technical, educational, research affordances, modes of text and search,specific skills, competences, practices, environments?How does digital alter social?Eg distributed communities, socio-material understandings, means ofproduction & modes of useHow does digital alter literacies?Eg artefacts and practices, formal and informal contexts of research, visualartefacts, digital curation. 5. transforming features of digital Replicability Mutability Connectivity Instantaneity (& the nearly now) Portability Identity(Jones 2013, 162-65) 6. staff pages Almost no social sharing Static pages No reference to academic tools or modes ofcommunication Social media-free Occasionally useful for linking to repositories to viewversions of record. Or email addresses 7. academic/professional media SSRN Google Scholar: Academia: ResearchGate: LinkedIn: Carbonmade: Zotero Evernote 8. Blogginghttp://paulmaharg.com17.3.2005 > present. Used for:Dissemination of ideas & researchConstruction yard for sections of papers & articlesSky-writing (Steven Harnard)Identity formationOn Blawg 9. Slidedecks & Twitter for:Dissemination of slidedecksSet alerts for others presentationsRe Twitter, use third-party apps & aggregators, egTweetDeck to manage the dataflow 10. altmetricsSee the creation and study of newmetrics based on the Social Web for analyzing andinforming scholarship 11. Why? For all these reasons & more Quantify and document research impact Justify future requests for funding Quantify return on research investment Discover how research findings are being used Identify similar research projects Identify possible collaborators Determine if research findings are duplicated, confirmed, corrected, improved or repudiated Determine if research findings were extended Confirm that research findings were properly attributed/credited Demonstrate that research findings are resulting in meaningful health outcomes Discover community benefit as a result of research findings Progress reports Promotion dossiersAdapted from the Becker Model, @ 12. referencesBIALL Legal Information Literacy Statement,, C.C., Flickinger, T.E., Chisholm, M.S. (2013). Social media use in medical education: A systematicreview, Academic Medicine. 88, 6, 893-901.Holmes, K. (2014). Going beyond bibliometric and altmetric counts to understand impact., C. (2013). The digital university: a concept in need of definition. In R. Goodfellow, M.R.Lea, eds, Literacyin the Digital University. Critical Perspectives on Learning, Scholarship and Technology. SRHE, Routledge,London, 162-172.Konkiel, S. (2014) Playing with altmetrics. Seven Pillars of Information Literacy (2011). The CoreModel., G. (2013). Open practices and identity: Evidence from researchers and educators social mediaparticipation. British Journal of Education Technology, 44, 4, 639-51. 13. paulmaharg.comSlides:


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