GDNet Study on Web 2.0 Tools and Research Collaboration
GDNet is helping the Global Development Network explore how to use Web 2.0 Tools for Research Collaboration
This paper forms the first phase of a study commissioned by GDNet into how web 2.0 tools can be used for research collaboration by researchers in developing and transition countries. This page brings together the outputs of this work and related links. To contribute your views on this topic, or to suggest a useful source of information please visit our blogGDNet blogor email GDNet email@example.com
This review of the adoption of web 2.0 tools for research collaboration by development researchers in the South was commissioned by GDNet and published in September 2011. It is the first stage of a wider study into how GDNet can support its members to use web 2.0 tools for research collaboration and knowledge exchange.
The paper explores:
current levels of adoption of web 2.0 tools for research collaboration by development researchers in the South, including regional or gender differences
reasons for any lack of use of web 2.0 tools by researchers and how these might be addressed
existing online academic communities to identify good practice in design, management and monitoring and evaluation
Use and relevance of web 2.0 resources for researchers This project, funded by the Research Information Network, explore how useful web 2.0 tools are for UK researchers to communicate with and share research ideas and findings with researchers across different disciplines. The webpage provides links to several outputs from the project including ‘If you build it, will they come? How researchers perceive and use web 2.0.’.