Knowledge Abundance

"In an era of knowledge abundance, scholars have the capacity to distribute and share ideas and artifacts via digital networks, yet networked scholarship often remains unrecognized within institutional spheres of influence." - Bonnie Stewart (2015)

The digitization of data has accelerated research in every field. Historians have vast libraries at their fingertips while sociologists and geographers can plot any number of behavioral datasets onto their maps. Code is increasingly shared in platforms like GitHub and BitBucket and can be forked to fit even the most esoteric use cases. However, with the proliferation of data---journals, books, websites, datasets, code, etc.---the challenge becomes discoverability. How will you help people find your brilliant work?

Social Media

Demonstrate your authority in a parallel sphere of scholarly engagement .

Personal Learning Networks

One of the most obvious benefits of engaging on social media is networking. Your personal learning network will help you to find recent research, alert you to upcoming conferences, and read your work.

Conference Twitter

Tweeting at a conference allows you to share the conference with members of your field who aren't present and take notes that you can review later. It also opens and extends conversations.

Thinking Out Loud

Whether blogging or tweeting, much of what you do online can be grouped as "thinking out loud." By sharing your thoughts in their formative stages, you can start conversation about ongoing work rather than waiting for publication.