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?
The first stage of the project will be to conduct a benchmarking study assessing the degree of present engagement. This investigation, involving both internal and external assessors, will provide the foundation for the next stages. JISC tools used in this initial benchmarking include: Social Software Guide Online Collaborative Tools for Business and Community Engagement Online… Continue reading Stage 1: Benchmarking
An initial survey of existing social media engagement across the School reveals an uneven level of engagement. The central School has its own social media channels; as do the School’s repository SAS-Space, and the new SAS Open Journals platform (developed with JISC funding). The School also provides a podcast and video streaming service. Several institutes… Continue reading Why does the School need SMART?
The SMART: Social Media Assessment for Research Transfer one-year project, funded by JISC, will enable the School to: assess current stakeholder activity in this area; develop social media tools, policy and practice: and provide a support infrastructure and long-term strategy for social media as a research communications tool. About SMART The research landscape… Continue reading Welcome to the SMART!