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The impact agenda has led to social media being used in a role it may not be equipped to perform

Jordan, Katy and Carrigan, Mark (2018) The impact agenda has led to social media being used in a role it may not be equipped to perform. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (31 May 2018). Website.

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Abstract

In a rapidly changing higher education landscape, where the meaning of "impact" and the expectations surrounding it are continually developing, the perceived relevance of social media seems obvious. Accordingly, increasing numbers of institutions are encouraging their researchers to take up social media to communicate their research to wider society. However, as Katy Jordan and Mark Carrigan explain, the rhetoric and reality of online engagement rarely match up and the possibilities social media offers for generating research impact are more elusive than they might initially seem. This leads to a problem whereby the practices in which we invest hope of achieving impact come to substitute for the impact that was their intended outcome.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 14:44
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89891

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