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This presentation was given as part of a seminar on the topic at the BecA 'technical/research paper writing' workshop, held in ILRI Addis campus, 15-18 November 2010. We also got the participants to try writing blog posts.


<ul><li> 1. BEYOND THE SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE-MAKING YOUR RESEARCH SOCIAL: SOCIAL MEDIA AS TOOLS FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION At: BecA Technical/research paper writing workshop,By Nadia Manning-Thomas (CGIAR ICT-KM Program/ILRI) &amp; Jane Hawtin (BecA)Wednesday 17 thNovember 2010, 13:00-14:30 ILRI Addis Ababa</li></ul> <p> 2. This workshop is about </p> <ul><li>Communication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals is the standard by which scientists and their findings are evaluated by the scientific community </li></ul> <ul><li>Publication in high-impact journals ensures that research findings are accessible to the scientific community for use in related studies and translates into agricultural improvement throughout the region and around the world. </li></ul> <ul><li>Enhancing the impact of African science </li></ul> <p> 3. But is this enough? </p> <ul><li>To make your work visible? </li></ul> <ul><li>To ensure research is available and accessible? And applicable? </li></ul> <ul><li>To reach other stakeholders other then researchers? Or even to all researchers? </li></ul> <ul><li>To translate into agricultural improvement and have impact? </li></ul> <p> 4. 5. Changing the toolset and the mindset </p> <ul><li><ul><li>To collaborate better and make the PIGs fly means: </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Looking for ways to improve the way we have conversations and share knowledge </li></ul> <ul><li>Embedding knowledge sharing and collaborative tools and approaches in the research project cycle </li></ul> <ul><li>Looking for ways to improve the way information is shared </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>E.g Communicating research with the use of social media </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li> and much more! </li></ul> <p> 6. 7. 8. 9. Website The CIARD Vision To make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge truly accessible to all 10. Social media for research uptake </p> <ul><li>Definition (Wikipedia): Social mediais online content created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies. </li></ul> <ul><li>Agricultural research and development organizations stand to benefit greatly from using social media tools as vehicles to get their message across.</li></ul> <ul><li>Social media is aboutconversationsenabled by tools such as blogs, microblogs, wikis, social networks, newsfeeds, photo and video sharing platforms. </li></ul> <ul><li>The true value of social media lies in thesocial networks or communitiesthat form within these social media tools.</li></ul> <p> 11. </p> <ul><li><ul><li> Spaces where people interact </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>User-generated and re-mixed content - anyone can be an author, publisher, or broadcaster; </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Tools that enable interaction and collaboration;</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Redefinition of established roles </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Social media tools 12. So many tools!How to choose which one to use? 13. </p> <ul><li>Step 1:Think about key stages/activities in your work </li></ul> <ul><li>Step 2: What would you like to achieve, but is lacking in knowledge sharing, collaboration for each stage? </li></ul> <ul><li>Step 3: Turn them into goals </li></ul> <ul><li>Step 4: Identify who to share, collaborate and engage with at each stageand their capacity </li></ul> <ul><li>Step 5: Look at the functionality of various toolsshow them examples </li></ul> <ul><li>Step 6: Match the tools to your stages and goalskeeping in mind the people! </li></ul> <p>Choosing the right tool/pathway, achieving the right goals The Knowledge Sharing in Research Framework online surveys, wikis, blogs, RSS, discussion forums online surveys, wikis, blogs, discussion forums, mindmapping, shared calendars, decision support systems wikis, blogs, photo sharing, google docs, discussion forums, intranets, shared calendars, shared reference list wikis, blogs, photo sharing, google docs, discussion forums, intranets wikis, blogs, microblogging, discussion forums, RSS, photo sharing, google docs, podcasting, shared reference list websites, wikis, blogs, microblogging, discussion forums, online surveys, RSS wikis, blogs, google docs, microblogging, photo sharing, social networking sites, intranets, instant messengers 14. </p> <ul><li>Ablog(or " web log ") is a type of website with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.</li></ul> <ul><li>Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.</li></ul> <ul><li>Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries.</li></ul> <ul><li>A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs,Web pages , and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art ( Art blog ), photographs ( photoblog ), videos ( Video blogging ), music ( MP3 blog ), and audio ( podcasting ). </li></ul> <ul><li>Source: Wikipedia - </li></ul> <p>Social Media &gt; Blogs 15. Why blogs? </p> <ul><li>As informal ways to interact and share information on a project or piece of research </li></ul> <ul><li>Extend the reach of a research output such as an article </li></ul> <ul><li>Blogs can attract people withsimilar thoughtsand questions, people who canvalidateyour ideas and alsochallengeyou by sharing varying opinions. </li></ul> <ul><li>Bloggingis a good way for researchers to share their research ideas with others and gain feedback from a wider, online audience </li></ul> <p> 16. Institutional blog </p> <ul><li>ILRI Clippings: </li></ul> <p> 17. Program/Department blogs </p> <ul><li>CIAT DAPA Blogs </li></ul> <p> 18. </p> <ul><li>Fodder Adoption Project blog- </li></ul> <p>Project blog 19. Thematic/Network blogs </p> <ul><li>CG Rural Climate Exchange / </li></ul> <p> 20. </p> <ul><li>Most blogs contain the following elements: </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>amain content areawith articles listed chronologically, newest on top; </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>anarchiveof older articles, to browse by month and/or category </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>an option for people to leavecomment s about the articles; </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>a " blogroll listing links to other related sites </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>atagcloudof the tags used in the posts </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>one or moreRSS feeds </li></ul></li></ul> <p>Blog anatomy: Main elements 21. How you blog </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Decide on type of content and what topics you want to post about </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Think about who you want to write for </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Assign time and responsibilities for creating quality content </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Create linkrolls (lists of your favorite links) and tagrolls (links of your most commonly used keywords).</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Make sure your blog is on local or thematic blog directories </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Use RSS feeds </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Create a readership </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Source: iMark - Web 2.0 and Social Media for Development</li></ul> <p> 22. </p> <ul><li>Microblogginginvolves posting short sentences to promote your journal article or a useful website, act as a reminder for an activity, or even ask questions. </li></ul> <p>Social media &gt; Microblogging 23. When and why to use microblogs </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Updating status</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Supporting communities of practice, distribute questions to a large group of people </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Getting instant feedback about issues common to your network </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Reporting live from events, and engaging remote participation </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Promoting promote articles, blog posts, new publications and content from your website(s) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Discussing ideas, posting news, asking questions, and sharing links and other information with co-workers</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Connecting to and engaging with like-minded colleagues outside your organization </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Discovering upcoming events, new happenings, interesting sites/links and tools </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 24. 25. 26. 27. How you use twitter </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Register a free account at --Use a simple, short name</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Set up your profile and share a link to more about yourself </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Share your location </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Share a photo </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Follow to be followed </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li><ul><li>You can start by following the different CG Centers </li></ul></li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Build your network </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Ask questions and share the things you are doing </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Re-post valuable messages</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Dont spam </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Embed/reuse feed information in other websites </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 28. </p> <ul><li>A feed is a regularly updated summary (syndication) of contents blog entries, headlines, publications, multimedia in the form of metadata about the source and the contents. It includes links to the full versions of those contents at their original location.</li></ul> <ul><li>Source: </li></ul> <ul><li>Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place.</li></ul> <ul><li>Source: </li></ul> <p>Newfeeds 29. When and why to use newsfeeds </p> <ul><li><ul><li>As a way to track research and news from colleagues and across the internet </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>To keeping the users of your website and repository up to date with the latest developments (feeds are also particularly useful in low bandwidth environments) </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>To publish your content on other web sites and services you have a presence on </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>To let other services re-publish your content </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 30. NEWSFEEDS ANATOMY: MAIN ELEMENTS Rural Climate Exchange 31. 32. IFPRI RSS Feeds 33. Some other ways to share too 34. </p> <ul><li>SlideShare is the best way toshare presentations, documents and videos. </li></ul> <ul><li> </li></ul> <p>SlideShare 35. </p> <ul><li>e.gFlickr, Picasa </li></ul> <ul><li>But there are others too </li></ul> <ul><li>And also for video sharing! </li></ul> <p>Photo sharing 36. </p> <ul><li>Delicious is a Social Bookmarking service, which means you can save all your bookmarks online, share them with other people, and see what other people are bookmarking. It also means that we can show you the most popular bookmarks being saved right now across many areas of interest. In addition, our search and tagging tools help you keep track of your entire bookmark collection and find tasty new bookmarks from people like you </li></ul> <p>Social 37. Academic social network---Mendeley </p> <ul><li>Mendeley is a free reference manager andacademic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. </li></ul> <ul><li>Automatically generate bibliographies, Collaborate easily with other researchers online, Easily import papers from other research software,Find relevant papers based on what youre reading, Access your papers from anywhere online </li></ul> <p> 38. Be creative! Combine the tools 39. Want to know more about social media and Web 2.0? Sources, resources and credits </p> <ul><li>Search any of these sites for resources on particular tools and methods </li></ul> <ul><li>Credits: </li></ul> <ul><li>ICT-KM program staff for some slides </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>ICT-KM Website/ Blog </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>KSToolkit </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>iMark Web 2.0 and Social Media for Development </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>CIARD Pathways - </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Blog Tips (blog)- </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 40. </p>