Academic networking


"By speeding up communication and enabling new forms of collaboration, social media also have the potential to spark exciting new research, and to increase productivity. (1)"

The following pages will:

  • look at some of the currently available social media tools.
  • reflect on the potential benefits or drawbacks of the use of these tools for your practice.
  • examine the technical aspects of the use of social media.
  • reflect on the importance of conference attendance for dissemination of your research.

1. Research Information Network (2011) Social Media: A Guide for Researchers, p40.

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PILOT - Communication by Marion Kelt, GCU, Imperial College, London and East Midlands Research Group is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.