Social media handbook for researchers

Glasgow Researcher Development blog

Vitae and the Open University have launched a Handbook of Social Media for Researchers and Supervisors: Digital technologies for research dialogues.

Funded through Vitae Innovate and developed by the Open University this handbook aims to assist researchers and their supervisors to adopt and use social media tools in the service of their research, and, in particular in engaging in the discourse of research. The handbook presents an innovative suite of resources for developing and maintaining a social media strategy for research dialogues

Social media such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking tools, social networking websites and photo- and video-sharing websites facilitate the gathering and sharing of information and resources in entirely new ways. The whole nature of collaboration and the ways in which research is being managed and undertaken are developing rapidly and radically.

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