Knowledge Mobilization

Knowledge Mobilization

Kick off the New Year with this introduction to plain language writing principles and practice. In this webinar, you’ll learn why writing in plain language does not mean “dumbing down” your content. You’ll analyze before-and-after examples of government web content written in plain language. You’ll also receive pre-course writing samples to review then we’...
"Social Networking in Plain English" introduces the basic ideas behind Social Networking. The video focuses on the role of social networking in solving real-world problems. The video includes: - The role of people networks in business and personal life - The hidden nature of real-world people networks - How social networking sites reveal hidden connections...
"Social Media in Plain English" is a metaphor-rich explanation of Social Media. The video tells a story of a town that changes as a result of everyone being able to make their own ice cream. The video includes: - Social Media's role in giving people the power to produce video, music, etc. on the web - How social media compares to traditional media - How...
"Podcasting in Plain English" introduces the differences between broadcasting shows and making shows available for download on the Internet so that they can be enjoyed at any time. The video includes: - How podcasts differ from TV and Radio - What's needed to publish and subscribe to a podcast - How podcasting democratizes media - A real world example of...
"Blogs in Plain English" introduces the concept of a blog as a way for every person to have the power to share news. The video includes: - How blogs are changing the idea of news in the 21st century - How blogs are created and organized - The role of blogs in bringing like-minded people together - How blogs facilitate conversation
"Twitter in Plain English" introduces the popular micro-blogging service Twitter. The video focuses on Twitter's ability to connect people in new ways, using short messages. The video includes: - Why answers to the question "what are you doing" are interesting. - The mechanics of Twitter - signing up, sharing and reading messages - How a skeptical person...
Think Twitter is a great professional and teaching tool for professors? You're not alone. But according to a new study, you're in a very slim minority.
Only a tiny fraction of the research done in universities gets covered by newspapers. So I feel an unbridled sense of satisfaction if I get a research story mentioned in the mainstream media. I'll admit to punching the air when listening to the Today programme and hearing one of our academics talk about their research. But there are increasingly new...
Four minute guide showing how researchers are using audio and visual content with web 2.0 Video on How can researchers make use of audio and visual web 2.0 services such as YouTube or Flickr?
Four minute guide showing how researchers are using networking and sharing sites. Video on How can researchers make use of social networking and sharing sites such as Facebook?

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