AURA Research Course 4 focuses on research communications in social media, and aims to help learners to develop their informal, professional writing skills (blogging) in an academic context, to explore how reflective practices can enrich understanding arising from research practices, and how social media can support the dissemination of research communications to a wider audience.

This is a practical, inter-active course which runs over one day and explores a number of areas:

  • Supporting learners to explore how reflective learning can enrich research communications and informal/professional writing
  • Supporting learners to develop an informal, professional tone and voice suitable for blogging
  • Exploring what makes an effective blog post and how to structure a blog post
  • Providing practical opportunities for participants to hone their critical reflection and writing skills through writing exercises and a peer group session
  • Using social media tools and platforms to publish and promote research communications (e.g. Google+ and Twitter) and to respond to each other’s blog posts online.

You are advised to refer to the R4 Course Pack Overview before exploring the full range of open educational resources.

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All of the course packs are aimed at educators in higher education institutions primarily in Africa but are also applicable to educators and other training/service providers in other parts of the world. Resources are can be re-used, adapted, or remixed (where indicated by the license) as long as the resulting materials are fully attributed.

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