01 August, 2013 14:28
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I gave a talk today on this subject to a group of UCT postgraduates in the "Write Science" course run by the UCT Centre for OPen Learning - thanks to Mathilde van der Merwe - following another by Sarah Goodier of Open UCT. Hers can be found here; mine is below.
It was great fun, and rather educational for all concerned - including me, as I was surprised at just how many different aspects of social media the participants accessed on a regular basis. I ran a Treasure Hunt with five scientists' names to show how different people had very different accessibility profiles, with the legendary AJ Cann of Univ Leicester being a clear winner.
It was also interesting that I managed, for the second day running, to NOT bring my presentation along on a flash drive - but that I could rescue the situation on both days by accessing it via Dropbox. I think I shall retire if that site ever disappears....