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(Workshop 2) Online Engagement and Social Media for Scholarship

(Workshop 2) Online Engagement and Social Media for Scholarship

Developing Your Digital Presence:
Key Strategies and Technologies that Every Academic Should Know

Online Engagement and Social Media for Scholarship (Workshop 2)

Richard Hayman, Associate Professor and Digital Initiatives Librarian
Erika Smith, Assistant Professor and Faculty Development Consultant
Leah Hamilton, Associate Professor and Research Development Officer

In this workshop series, MRU faculty will learn principles and best practices for online scholarly engagement 
and promotion.

Those in higher education across the globe are facing new demands for their teaching and research beyond the walls of the academy, and an ever-increasing need to engage within the public sphere. Moving from introductory to more advanced digital engagement approaches, these workshops focus on capturing impact and practical ways to build one’s scholarly online presence. 

These workshops are intended for MRU faculty who are actively disseminating their scholarship and seeking wider audiences, as well as those who are interested in creating, developing, or strengthening their scholarly online presence.  

Workshop Topics and Outcomes
Workshops will cover key strategies and technologies for building and enhancing scholarly online profiles. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to create and practice using the tools themselves, with the guidance of the facilitators. 

  • Online Engagement and Social Media for Scholarship (Workshop 2):
    Build scholarly social research networks using tools such as ResearchGate, Publons, or LinkedIn, and use social media for knowledge mobilization, including alternative metrics for tracking engagement online.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet that connects to the Internet; 
additional laptops can be made available by request.

Cookies and drinks to be provided; feel free to bring your lunch.

For more information please contact Erika Smith: eesmith@mtroyal.ca, 403-440-6568

Thursday, January 18, 2018
12:00pm - 1:30pm
EL2462 (Flexible Learning Lab, RLLC)
ADC/MRU Collab.
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