Digital technologies for research dialogues

Minocha, Shailey (2011). Digital technologies for research dialogues. In: Go Digital!, 16 May 2011, British Library, London, UK.



I will present a toolbox of technologies which can support researchers in a range of activities such as: engaging in formal and informal research dialogues with their advisors and peers, document authoring and document storage, having a space for working with ideas and the research process, for engaging with the community and for keeping oneself informed. Examples of technologies which are available in the public domain and include Web 2.0 or social software tools are: blogs, wikis, vodcasts and podcasts, Second Life, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and so on. Through real-life case studies of usage of technologies by researchers and advisors, I will discuss the significance of these technologies for researchers and the research process, such as for: reflection, gaining academic writing skills, conducting analysis and synthesis, communicating research, and for developing and sustaining networks and collaborations.

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