Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd February 2015
Doctoral Cohorts and Research using Social Media
Explore social media sites to find out what is the most pertinent “talk” in your scientific community. What are the latest trends and discussions, topics of research and interests. Most prominent social media sites, such as
LinkedIn has “professional groups.”
Identify your hashtag strategy similarly to your keyword strategy when searching peer-reviewed articles
E.g., if your interest is #principalship, you can seek channels and conversations by using it as a hashtag
Search and subscribe to LinkedIn “Interests/Groups” and lurk or actively participate in the conversations.
Consider start and maintenance of your own blog with your daily reflections on your research progress
E.g., LinkedIn can be very much used as a blog, although you can subscribe for a free one such as Edublog
p. 141. Chapter 8 “Using Social Media in Research.”
Bell, J. (1999). Doing your research project: A guide for first-time researchers in education and social science (3rd ed.). Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia: Open University Press. (Available on Google and at SCSU Library through ILL)
Crowdsourcing, social networking. Consider the following questions:
- What are your goals?
- Who do you want to reach?
- Why do you want to reach them?
- Which digital tool or platform will be most effective in enabling you to reach your goals?
- If you already spend time each day using social media for personal reasons, how much time are you able to set aside each day to use social media for research?
- at what time of day will you engage in social media? (time differences, if you are communicating globally)
the value of social media: Community, Content, Conversations.
Davis III, C.H.F., Deil-Amen, R., Rios-Aguilar, C., & González Canché, M.S. Social media and higher education: A literature review and research directions. Report printed by the University of Arizona and Claremont Graduate University. Accessed January 27, 2015 http://works.bepress.com/hfdavis/2/
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Posted by Julia Robeck on 3rd February 2015
“From Microsoft’s killer new Outlook email app to fun little games for passing the time like Psych, you’re bound to find something you like.” There’s even an app that lets you volunteer for the blind. Most of the apps are free or less than $5 for iOS. The mobile interface of the Outlook email app (free) looks especially easy to read and use, which is hard to find with most email apps.
The article features Hopper, Letterspace, Funny or Die Weather, Minesweeper Widget Edition, Detour, Khan Academy, and more.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd January 2015
1. 82% of marketers who blog see positive ROI for their inbound marketing
2. 70% of consumers want to get to know a company through articles, rather than ads
3. Content costs 62% less than traditional marketing, and generates 3x as many leads
4. Visual content generates 94% more views than text based posts
5. By 2017, 87% of internet device sales will be smartphones and tablets
6. 69% of marketers cite a lack of time as the biggest challenge when creating content
7. An incredible 27,000,000 pieces of content are shared each day
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th January 2015
instaGrok is a next-generation research engine intended for academic settings to allow students to research any subject and see results in an interactive concept map, or “grok.” The grok features key facts, concepts and their relationships, images, videos, quizzes, and a glossary. Students can pin the information that they want to use to their grok and keep a bibliography or research notes in an integrated journal.
What makes instaGrok indispensable to teachers is its ability to facilitate self-directed learning of several critical skills, including researching and integrating discrete concepts.
My note: App for Android and iOS tablets is NOT available for smartphones and iTouch
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd December 2014
Sorry, Microsoft! A Bunch Of Teenagers Just Talked About Doing School Work And None Of Them Use Word
“I’ll start typing essays on my iPhone’s Notes app,” one student said. Because of an Apple feature called “Handoff,”
he can then pick up right where he left off on his computer.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd October 2014
Yesterday, we shared information about the new Coffee App
which offers easy approach to job search.
Please have the following article regarding LinkedIn and their approach to job search
The new Linkedin ranking system (https://www.linkedin.com/edu/rankings/us) tracks the success of college graduates in eight broad career paths, adding weight for jobs deemed “desirable.” It lists the top 25 institutions in each career category.
LinkedIn is ranking only a tiny swath of the academy.
LinkedIn also released a social networking application for prospective students to chat with each other about colleges, and to talk with current students.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 6th September 2014
2-Step Verification for your Google Account to provide an additional layer of security when signing in. With 2-Step Verification, signing into your account will require both your password and a verification code you can generate with this app. Once configured, you can get verification codes without the need of a network or cellular connection.
take care of the most common tasks from anywhere you are. Add users, reset passwords, manage groups, contact support, and view domain setting changes.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th September 2014
50 Shades of Mobile
Smart phones (MLDs)
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