Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Research in Education
Global Impact Opportunities For Education Research Amid Changing Technology
Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D.
Education research findings can only have maximum impact globally if those findings are shared widely and well. As technology tools and media change increasingly rapidly, the habit of higher education researchers restricting sharing to academic publications and conferences does not maximize sharing opportunities that can lead to local and global improvements. This paper includes an examination of current education research dissemination practices and compares them to a range of current education research dissemination opportunities offered today. Such opportunities covered include social media tools, reporter query services, expert databases used by journalists, branding tools, mainstream and high-exposure speaking formats like TED Talks, podcasts and other broadcasts, speaker databases, and more. Practical issues such as time management, balancing projects, and higher education institution parameters are also addressed. The paper also covers resources available to women and traditionally marginalized and underrepresented groups, which can be leveraged so that more diverse perspectives are represented in field dialogue.
Keywords: dissemination; media; policy; press; social media.