The LSE impact of social sciences site has become one of the most influential and useful sources for resources, ideas and mapping digital developments across the social sciences. They have a professional collection of resources including good advice for using the Twitter platform.

The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub ran a professional pathways course in 2015 which has some common elements with this course.

There are two other sites that are worth joining in order to follow your interests. Both cluster academics around their interests. There is little consistency in the labels people use so you need to scan in and around labels. But if there are influential thinkers in a field in which you are interested you will find it worth your while to stalk or follow them :)

Academia is a site on which some academics share papers, working papers, pre-prints and so on.

Research Gate is similar to Academia. It's worth joining both to cover possibilities.

Google scholar is an important site. You can check out how influential an academic is if they have made their profile public, e.g. Peter Grootenboer who runs this degree. Not all academics make their profile public.

You can easily set up an alert for any person on Google scholar and be notified of recent publications.

Facebook is used by a number of different interest groups in education and more broadly in aspects of social theory. For example, there is a curriculum and pedagogy group. The groups vary in their collegiality and support for new comers.

The Qual360 organisation has a list of less than well curated blogs concerned with qualitative research.

There are a number of encyclopedic sites that can be of use when chasing a famous scholar. For instance the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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