Knowledge Mobilization 2.0: How Social Media Learning Sessions Offer New Tools for Engagement

Jensen, Krista (2013) Knowledge Mobilization 2.0: How Social Media Learning Sessions Offer New Tools for Engagement. In: CU Expo 2013, June 12-15, 2013, Corner Brook, NL, Canada. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Since the Fall of 2011, York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit has been offering Social Media Learning Sessions to York faculty members, research staff, graduate students and community partners. These sessions introduce a number of commonly used social media, e.g. Twitter, Wordpress, Facebook, SlideShare, Delicious, etc., and allow for hands-on learning so that participants can get comfortable using the tools in a supported environment. The sessions also instruct participants on how social media can be used in a research environment to: 1. Connect with other researchers or community partners working in similar areas of interest; 2. Disseminate knowledge and research in an iterative and interactive way; 3. Build communities for partnerships, collaboration and sharing; 4. Get academic and community-based research into the hands of people who can use it. This session will provide an overview of the Social Media Learning Sessions, as well as address the question, “Do social media have a critical function in the mobilization and dissemination of knowledge?” by showing examples of how social media have been used to share research expertise and findings to a wider audience.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1851
Item ID: 1851
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > CU Expo 2013
Date: 15 June 2013
Date Type: Completion
Related Eprints: Cohoe, Rebecca and Cochrane, Tom and Lane, Dave (2013) Moving Beyond "Join the Conversation" : Can Social Media Really Support Meaningful Public Engagement? In: CU Expo 2013, June 12-15, 2013, Corner Brook, NL, Canada. (Submitted)
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