Shoot the Researcher -Using video to communicate your research
Innovation Academy staff present at ICE conference, UCC
Innovation Academy staff Dr. Dan Rogers and Louise Andrews recently presented a workshop at the ICE conference, University College Cork. The workshop was entitled “Shoot the Researcher – communicating the value of your research” and was aimed at helping post-doctoral researchers in the area of Health Science articulate the focus of their research to collaborators, funding bodies and potential employers.
The workshop highlighted the important role that social media has in communicating early stage research and how researcher differentiation can be an advantage when competing for funding. Online video was shown to be an effective means of presenting academic research in a clear and accessible manner. To this end, participants were asked to plan and storyboard a video that would communicate the value of their research to those unfamiliar with the discipline. These storyboards were then presented back to the entire group and captured on video for the purposes of self-evaluation.
Producing a researcher video has been a course deliverable for Innovation Academy students for some time now. Click here to see to examples from our PhD students.
To learn more about the process, you can read an article we recently published in the International Journal of Research & Method in Education, titled: “Digital video as a pedagogical resource in doctoral education”