Oct 20th 2014

Networked Scholars (

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This 4-week course introduces participants to the tools and practices associated with academics’ participation in online social networks in order to share, reflect upon, critique, improve, validate, and otherwise develop their scholarship.

Together we will explore ideas associated with digital scholarship, open scholarship, and social scholarship. We will also investigate how particular tools and practices may enhance the impact and reach of scholarship, and we will explore the challenges and tensions associated with emerging forms of scholarship. By the end of the course I hope that participants will be better informed about the role of social media in the lives of knowledge workers and academics and decide whether and to what extent they might personally use social media/networks for academic purposes. This course is of immediate relevance to doctoral students, academics, and knowledge workers. Faculty development professionals and faculty members who teach research methods courses may also find this course worthwhile.

A note regarding learners located in British Columbia: If you create an Instructure Canvas account to participate in this course, you will be using software applications that store your personal information or other information you provide on computer servers located outside Canada. When using these applications, please note that retention, access to and secondary use and disclosure of your personal information and other information you provide, are subject to the application’s terms of use, privacy, policy and foreign law. Your willingness to engage in this service provides explicit consent to store your personal information outside of Canada.