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Social media for research: Sound and vision

Guide explaining how different social media tools can help at all stages in the academic research process.


Make a noise!

Journalist Lucy Morgan with video camera and phone


Could sound and vision help you disseminate your research? Is it easy to make a podcast or video? Want to use online images but worried about copyright?

Explore the showcase and try things out for yourself by using the links on the right hand side.

Podcasts: research institute

Podcasts from the Institute of Historical Research.

Videos: conference

Photos: sharing via Flickr

Flickr photo stream for a UCL research institute.

Videos: research dissemination

Videos: public engagement

UCL's public lunchtime lectures are on YouTube.

Photos: sharing and tagging

Flickr the Commons makes photos from cultural institutions available and invites others to tag and comment.

Visualisation tools

There are many free tools available which enable you to create professional-looking 'visuals' to help convey your research, such as infographics, flowcharts, timelines and context-sensitive explanation.

Audio visual material: sharing

Explore! Researchers' videos and podcasts

Have a go! Find images

What does the future hold?

There is much speculation about the future of social media and other technologies. Watch this short student film predicting our future everyday life with Augmented Reality...

Learn more: making podcasts

Presentation by Steve Boneham about recording and producing audio.