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UKeiG CPD Zoom Course: How to communicate your research using social media, blogs, video and infographics, presented by Andy Tattersall

 Export to Your Calendar 26/10/2020
When: 26th October 2020
2 to 5 p.m.
Where: Zoom CPD Course
United Kingdom
Presenter: Andy Tattersall
Contact: Gary Horrocks

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UKeiG CPD Zoom Course: How to communicate your research using social media, blogs, video and infographics

Monday, 26th October 2020 - 2 pm to 5 pm


Opportunities to communicate research to specialist and wide audiences have never been better. Inexpensive and effective technologies alongside social media and blogging platforms means impactful scholarly communications do not have to take much time and effort if used properly. Platforms for communicating research such as Twitter, YouTube, traditional media and blogs, give academics and their project teams greater visibility than ever before. Infographics, data visualisation, podcasts and animation provide quick and simple ways to disseminate research and ideas if you find your voice, audience and the time. Many of these tools are free and can work in tandem to create a visual identity for any academic regardless of their field of work. In addition, researchers will be empowered to reach diverse new audiences that are not just academic peers, but publishers, editors, fund holders and the general public. 

Who should attend?

This course will be of interest to researchers, masters and PhD students, research support staff and managers, library and information professionals, communications and marketing professionals.


Course outline and learning outcomes

Topics covered include:

Starting out and maximising Twitter for research communications
Creating infographics, data visualisations and posters
Research blogging - how to turn a piece of research into a blog or media article
Getting visual - tools to help you turn a piece of research into a video presentation, screencast or animation.

The focus of the course is to deliver an overview of the many tools you can use to help you communicate research and work smarter. The objective of the afternoon is to help attendees go away with a digital toolset and skills they can use to help communicate and share their work. Attendees will learn the basics of social media in an academic setting and we will demystify some of the barriers that may have put attendees off from using these tools in a professional setting.  Attention will be paid to the various ethical issues to working more on the web from copyright and Creative Commons to making more use of mobile devices. In addition, the session will touch on altmetrics, reputation management and how to conduct yourself online professionally.

Booking and payment

If you require information about booking and payment please contact Gary Horrocks at Credit and debit cards are the preferred method of payment. Invoices are available on request.

Further information about course content is available from Ned Potter at:


Andy Tattersall

Andy Tattersall writes, teaches and presents on digital academia, technology, scholarly communications, open research, web and information science, altmetrics and social media with a particular focus on their application for research, teaching, learning, knowledge management and collaboration. Andy received a Senate Award from The University of Sheffield for his pioneering work on MOOCs in 2013 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Andy was named in Jisc’s Top 10 Social Media Superstars for 2017. He is also a member of the CILIP Multimedia and Information Technology Committee (MmIT). Andy edited a book on Altmetrics for Facet Publishing which is aimed at researchers and librarians. Andy has several years’ experience helping academics, students, research support staff, library and information professionals learn valuable skills using social media, research blogging, infographics, video, animation and altmetrics among other digital opportunities to communicate and disseminate research.

tweets @Andy_Tattersall

Ticket Information

The course (including presentation slides and documentation) costs:

UKeiG/CILIP members £50 + VAT

Non-members £75 + VAT

Credit and debit cards are the preferred method of payment.  Invoices are available on request.


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