Companion Sites & Ancillary Materials

Writing a book doesn’t end with the manuscript!

See Resources and Websites Mentioned in the Webinar. These links offer examples for different kinds of materials and book sites.

1) Authors’ sites-linked from the publisher’s page for the book:

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • Will the publisher agree to including a link that takes the viewer away from the publisher’s website?
  • Are you committed to creating and maintaining the page? Do you have the technical skills needed to do so?

2) Password-protected resources on the publisher’s site (note that you may not be able to view all materials on these sites):

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • Can you as author give input into the site design or format, organization, or presentation of resources?
  • Can readers who are not instructors gain access to the site?

3) Companion sites with interactive features on the publisher’s site and third-party applications:

  • Doing Research in the Real World 
Note: If you create an account in VitalSource, you can request electronic review copies of texts and view interactive features.

Add-on subscription to access technical feature and apps:

4) Special features that won’t work on a page

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • What is the author’s role in designing and producing these features?
  • Can you as author act as the subject matter expert for technical or media features? If not, do you have final approval?
  • If your visuals, diagrams, etc. are being used, can you retain your intellectual property/copyright?
  • If a third party or additional subscription is involved, do you receive payment or royalties?

Visit SAGE Methodspace for an article: “Reimagining Ancillary Materials for Texts and Academic Books.” Visit the Textbook and Academic Authors Association site for a webinar recording. (Not a member? Consider joining this community of writers!)

Teach with Moodle

You are invited to join our 10th bi-annual Moodle MOOC (MM10) from May 1 – June 4, 2017. The MOOC is completely free with live online sessions via WizIQ and teacher training on Moodle for Teachers Moodle 3.2.2 site.

I will be presenting a session on A Hybrid Moodle Model on Thursday, May 11
11:00 AM EST/3:00 PM UTC. Your time zone is here.

Click to enroll now and on the syllabus for further information. The MOOC is suitable for beginners and current and past Moodle teachers and managers. The badges and a certificate of completion will be awarded to everyone who completes course tasks. The course and badges are free of charge.

6 Strategies for Using Social Media to Promote Your Writing

The webinar recording is online and available for Textbook & Academic Authors Association members. Not a member? Join this vibrant community!

In the webinar I discussed creating podcasts, communicating visually, and creating a cross-platform strategy.

Here are some resources related to topics covered and questions raised in the webinar:

Here are some resources in response to questions posed in the discussion.

Online resources and books about social media and academic life:

Resources for TAA Members:

 

 

 

Social Media or Social Web?

I contributed an article, “Social Media or Social Web?” As part of a special issue of a UK online magazine called Discover Society. The special issue is about “Social Science & Social Futures: Fast Scholarship, Emerging Technologies & The Future Of Inquiry.” You might find the editors’ article of interest: Mark Carrigan is a prolific writer and one of the leading thinkers about social media and academic life.

Research in Action Podcast

The University of Oregon Research in Action project offers great resources, and opportunities to hear and learn from diverse researchers. The 2016 list includes some excellent reads– thanks for including my books, Doing Qualitative Research Online, and Cases in Online Interview Research! You can listen to my podcast:  and access the Instructor Guide here: .

Here is the full list of 2016 podcasts: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/research/podcast/episode-guide/ and Instructor Guides: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/research/podcast/instructor-guides/.

Path to Publishing: Create Your Strategy

You spent a lot of time researching and writing a thesis, dissertation, or capstone project. How can you convert your academic work into a career asset? Registration is open for the course starting February 13, 2017!

Everyone knows we should publish something based on the dissertation- but where to start? While some people are on a scholarly track and want to publish in peer-reviewed journals, others would benefit from publishing practical guides or how-to manuals. These events will offer ideas and strategies for a wide range of publication options that align with career goals.

What are the best options for you, and how can you turn your aspirations into reality? If you want to walk the Path to Publishing, but need a plan, this 6-week course is designed for you! We’ll be with you every step of the way, with two live webinars, discussions, and constructive suggestions about how to improve your writing and maximise your chances of publication. You will work through weekly lessons and exercises, and generate a publication strategy. Learn more and register here

 

 Visit Helen Kara’s blog for more about the course and our collaboration!

Find registration and payment information at www.path2publishing.com.

The Virtual Book Tour is on the Move!

The Doing Qualitative Research Online Virtual Book Tour includes stops across the globe.

If you’d like to host a stop on the virtual book tour, learn more here and contact me. Haven’t purchased a copy? Get a discount with this coupon.

Maynooth University in County Kildare, Ireland!

Doing Qualitative Research OnlineThe first stop on the Doing Qualitative Research Online Virtual Book Tour was the Advanced Digital Research Methods class lead by Aphra Kerr of the Sociology Department in Maynooth University, Ireland. We discussed “Eliciting Data with Online Interviews or Focus Groups.” This class is part of their MA in Sociology (Internet and Society) course.Further information on the course can be found here and you can visit Aphra’s webpage. She is on Twitter at @aphrak and the Department is @MU_Sociology.

University of Stirling in Glasgow, Scotland. 

I visited the Theory and Methods of Digital Social Research class at the University of Stirling, in Glasgow,Scotland. It is great to exchange ideas with bright and curious students who are looking at the possibilities for using digital methods in social research.

University of South Africa at Cape Town Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching: e/merge Africa

A week-long series of events for educators and students across Africa, through e/merge Africa! Log in to E/merge Africa and access archived materials and recordings. I presented one webinar for faculty who teach research methods or use research activities in their courses: “Getting Started: Teaching Online Research Design Basics.” I presented a second webinar for researchers, “Enacted Approaches for Generating Data with Arts-Based & Participatory Methods.” This webinar focused on the use of creative, interactive online methods. 

April Tour

Social Research Association, based in London. 

We discussed creative and arts-based methods. I created a short exercise guide for visual techniques you can use with your group or class.

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Dpto. Organización de Empresas 

This session included both an overview of online methods and a focus on eliciting data with interviews.

SAGE Publications MethodSpace

“Online Research: Holistic Thinking and Qualitative Design”  Learn how technology can influence all aspects of the design, whether you collect extant data, elicit responses from participants in online interviews, or generate data with arts-based methods.
Free webinar Wednesday, June 15 at 9 a.m. EST/4 p.m. GMT
Register: http://bit.ly/25jKKCk

 

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Contact me to be a part of the tour! I can visit your group of researchers, research faculty or consultants, and/or students.

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#VitaeWednesday: Publications for Academics & Pracademics

Use your dissertation as the basis for scholarly or practical publications!

Join me for a #VitaeWednesday webinar with Vitae, the Chronicle of Higher Education career website!

What did you learn from your research and how can you use it to propel your career forward? A publication list is essential, whether you are trying to compete for a tenure-track faculty position or launch a consulting business. When you publish your work, you position your type of research and findings, and create a public identity. How do you want to be known? What are the options in today’s digital world, and where do you start? Find out when you join us on May 25! See more and register on the Vitae site, where the discussion is already underway!

Learn more, see www.path2publishing.com