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Developing a new literacy: using social media to support research


Fabian, D and Fan, S and Radford, J, Developing a new literacy: using social media to support research, Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 243-254. ISBN 978-1-62618-651-4 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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The significant growth of web-based technologies in recent years has opened new opportunities to incorporate these technologies within the research process. Traditional research techniques do not meet the challenges of some research projects, especially in satisfying the demand for up-to-date literature, collaboration and resource sharing. To address this demand, social media is increasingly being used as a tool to enhance research. Not-with-standing a need for identifying, examining and overcoming particular obstacles, evidence gathered during our work reveals potential for social media to support a research endeavour. With reference to a recent study this chapter hopes to provoke thought on meeting the challenges of contemporary research, provide some strategies to develop social media literacy, and contribute to an ongoing conversation about discovering and harnessing the benefits that social media can bring to the research process.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:social media, innovative research, social media literacy
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fabian, D (Ms Debbie Fabian)
UTAS Author:Fan, S (Dr Frances Fan)
UTAS Author:Radford, J (Professor Jan Radford)
ID Code:82081
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2013-01-16
Last Modified:2014-11-27

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