Alan Cann is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology at the University of Leicester. He has been employed as a consultant by numerous organizations including universities, pharmaceutical companies and scientific publishers.
tools don't get socially interesting until they get technologically boring
Social media is a buzz-word that many researchers feel has nothing to do with them. Studies have shown that few researchers engage with social tools as part of their research practice. However I will argue that social tools offer researchers an opportunity to improve the quality of their work, through enhanced ability to find, use and disseminate information. I will discuss my own experiences in this area over the last few years and describe how I arrived at my present solution which is to de-emphasise technology and tools and instead recruit around a narrative involving communities of practice - a Personal Learning Network rather than a Personal Learning Environment.
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