Considering the growth of social media in recent years and the degree to which it enables new opportunities for communication, this guide provides an overview of its potential for research. There are many Web 2.0 tools that can further our teaching, learning, and research by allowing scholars and students to collaborate. The resources in this guide are an an introduction to integrating social media into the research process.
Sources for Episodes I & II
Bamboo DiRT is a tool, service, and collection registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. Developed by Project Bamboo, Bamboo DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.
Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Web 2.0 is rich with tools that can augment coursework, enhance research, or foster collaboration. This guide provides information on how scholars can use social networks to enhance the academic research process.
View this introductory presentation to learn more about using social media in research. Choose from the tabs above to learn more about specific current awareness tools you can use!
This second episode of Social Media for Research provides information on how scholars can identify and locate additional tools to add to their own personal research toolkit to enhance the academic research process.
Digitial Humanities: A Resources for teaching and scholarship in the emerging field of digital humanities. Provides an overview of digital humanities in general, as well as resources on where to find books and articles, information related to DH in teaching, research and publication and a list of tools and tutorials for DH projects.
Study Skills Workshops: Current Awareness by van Arnhem, J.P. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
The 23 Things for Research course is intended for members of the University of Oxford interested in using digital communication tools to improve and extend their professional skills. You can read more about the programme here. If you are not a member of the University, you are welcome to participate in the program, but you can not get support from the University of Oxford staff. You are not required to register in order to take part.