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Anatomy of a tweet: how to use social media as anacademic tool

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Iain KeenanORCiD


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This workshop welcomes novices and existing social media usersalike, to collaborate and participate in using social media inorder to disseminate information and network with otherdelegates. This workshop will inform delegates how socialmedia can be used effectively long-term for both professionaland educational purposes, beyond the conclusion of theconference.New users will be inspired to create their own academic Twitteraccounts and to become confident in tweeting, while existingusers will be encouraged to develop their skills and knowledgeof Twitter for professional use.Recent literature that has described how social media is beingused in medical education will be presented by the workshopfacilitators, all of whom are actively incorporating social mediainto their teaching and academic practice at three separate UKmedical schools. Their individual experiences of using socialmedia in this way will be presented for discussion, as well asrecent research data that they have collected.Participants will experience how the presenters (as individualacademics) and the Anatomical Society itself (as a professionalbody) are using social media to increase dissemination andoutreach across the anatomical, medical, research and educationcommunities. How such utility, ideas and concepts aretransferrable to delegates who wish to increase their socialmedia presence and digital literacy skills will be highlighted.The workshop will conclude by setting delegates a list ofconference-associated challenges on Twitter, with the intentionthat participants will develop their social media skills and theirprofessional networks by completing these tasks during theSummer Meeting.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hennessy C, Keenan ID, Border S

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Anatomical Society Summer Meeting at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Year of Conference: 2017

Pages: 354-372

Print publication date: 31/01/2017

Online publication date: 31/01/2017

Acceptance date: 27/05/2016

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


DOI: 10.1111/joa.12558

Series Title: Journal of Anatomy