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Sunday 16th: 09.30 - 10.30 & 11.00 - 12.00 Building and Using Online Networks

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Vrecka Scott
6 June 2013

Building and Using Online Networks -This session will look at online networks and the use of social media, particularly in the context of carrying out research and of being a researcher in those environments. We will look at the pros and cons of using these systems, academic practice, the role of identity and how you might use social media as a PhD student.

 Dr Elizabeth FitzGerald is a Research Fellow in Technology Enhanced Learning in the Institute of Educational Technology at the OU, pursuing a programme of interdisciplinary research into mobile and location-based learning. The research combines ubiquitous computing, usability and interaction design with education and pedagogy. Her wider research interests encompass CSCW, CSCL and the learning sciences; also field trip learning, museum learning, and technology-enhanced learning in environmental/earth sciences. She has a BSc in biology and a PhD in Computer Science and has previously delivered research training to staff and students at the University of Nottingham Graduate School. She is an active user of social media, with accounts on WordPress,, Slideshare, Twitter and other social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook.

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