This afternoon Abhay will lead a focus and planning group for the SMART project with 10 SAS staff, plus the project team, so 15 of us in all. Staff attending represent a broad range of roles and departments, including the Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies, Commonwealth Studies, English Studies, Germanic & Romance Studies, Historical Research,… Continue reading SAS focus and planning group
The project team has had a number of meetings with Abhay since he joined the project and the initial structure for his assessment of current SAS social media presence over the coming months will be as follows: 1. Throughout February, Abhay will undertake an initial assessment to benchmark current School social media activity using a… Continue reading Initial work with Abhay: Jan-Feb 2013
We were delighted to welcome Abhay to the team last month as our social media guru. Abhay is a multimedia designer and social media strategist with a research background in education ICT. He set up Dhyaan Design in 2003 and has since worked on a range of global web-based projects with private, public and voluntary sector organizations. Abhay… Continue reading SMART welcomes Abhay Adhikari to the project team
An initial assessment of SAS was completed by myself and Peter Webster using the JISC Promotion of Research Self-Assessment Tool. Overall the tool was considered: 1. A useful exercise; 2, there were difficulties in the context of a federal institution such as the School (e.g. dividing between central and locally (Institute) managed websites etc); 3. The… Continue reading Initial insights using the JISC Promotion of Research Self-Assessment Tool
I believe that one of the key aspect of social-media overlaps perfectly with a critical point of research based higher education: to create discussion. Social-media is the perfect medium for allowing those who have opinions and knowledge on a topic to discuss it with others who are also interested. By creating and partaking in discussions, academics, and students alike, can expand their… Continue reading Why is it important for higher education institutes to utilise social media?