Thing 14: Sharing research online

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Videos and podcasts are a growing part of sharing information, and sharing research through presentations. In Thing 12 we looked at some of the tools for making and sharing media. Now we’re going to look at applying those tools to research. We’ll explore some new tools for creating presentations, and you’ll take a look at sites like Slideshare that let you share your research and presentations online.
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Thing 12: Making and sharing media

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You will NOT need to make or upload a podcast or video to complete this thing, but this post should give you some idea of the tools available to do so. Please take some time to explore these tools and think about how they might be useful to you. If you’re feeling brave, we do encourage you to try them out – even if it’s only for a brief screen capture or a video to introduce yourself. Continue reading

Thing 10: Exploring images online

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Social media and digital tools are great for both finding and sharing images online. The images that you find and share can have multiple uses, including use in, or for, your research.

Have you ever wondered where you can find a great image to give your research presentation or blog post the edge? Or wanted to share an image of yourself doing something amazing in the course of your research? Images are an excellent medium for communicating your research online, amongst peers, or with the public.
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Thing 8: Creative Commons and Copyright

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If you are thinking of using externally sourced material (e.g. when you get to Thing 10), it’s important to understand the basics of what you can and can’t use. This post won’t/can’t cover it all (governments are grappling with the complexities of online copyright as we speak!), but we’ll look at Creative Commons (CC) and how it frees us to share and reuse online. Continue reading