Social media for professional development and networking opportunities in academia


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Author: Donelan, Helen


The research reported on in this article explores the use of social media for work-related or professional purposes. In particular, it focuses on the perceptions and use of social media by academics in the UK. The purpose of the research was to explore the potential social media has to facilitate the changing landscape of higher education and support the individual academic in their role. Of particular interest is how specific social media tools are being used to enhance networking opportunities and contribute to career progression. The use of social media was explored in detail through...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Career development; Providers of education and training; Technology; Participation; Research

Keywords: Academic staff; Professional development; Social media; Barrier; Perception; Survey

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Journal volume: 40

Journal number: 5

Journal date: September 2016

Pages: pp. 706-729

ISSN: 0309-877X, 1469-9486 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 125.254

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