A Social Media Research Network Framework for Open Social Scholarship
Traditional research impact factors, researcherIDs and alternative metrics can be used together to provide a more comprehensive measure of the impact of wider critical reflection around technology enhanced learning (TEL) research and practice. Alongside this there is a growing global community of educational researchers that are actively engaging in the scholarship of technology enhanced learning (SOTEL), sharing experiences via open publishing formats and social media (Costa, 2014; Littlejohn, Beetham, & McGill, 2012). Many academic institution libraries provide guides for researchers to increase their research impact via researcherIDs and social media, for example: (Orr & Blinstrub, 2015). However this is a fairly passive approach to changing academic research culture. In this paper we explore ways of facilitating a discussion around academic research culture change through the intersection of Educational Design Research (EDR), Alternative metrics, SOTEL, open scholarship, and social media. We introduce an open social scholarship community model we are using to support academics develop a culture and network around open social scholarship.