Writing groups in the digital age: a case study analysis of Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

O'Dwyer, Siobhan T., McDonough, Sharon L., Jefferson, Rebecca, Goff, Jennifer Ann, and Redman-Maclaren, Michelle (2017) Writing groups in the digital age: a case study analysis of Shut Up & Write Tuesdays. In: Esposito, Antonella, (ed.) Research 2.0 and the Impact of Digital Technologies on Scholarly Inquiry. Advances in Knowledge Acquisition, Transfer, and Management (AKATM) . IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 249-269.

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Social media writing groups are an emerging phenomenon in the academic world. Combining the discipline, mentorship, and peer support of face-to-face writing groups, with the convenience, global reach, and interdisciplinary networks of social media, they offer a way for scholars to apply new digital technologies to the old problem of developing, maintaining, and protecting an academic writing practice. Despite their growing popularity, however, there has been little critical or empirical analysis of these groups. Using Shut Up & Write Tuesdays (SUWT) as a case study, this chapter examines the purpose, use, outcomes, and challenges of a social media writing group for academics. Usage data from the three SUWT Twitter accounts, a survey of SUWT participants, and the narrative reflections of the SUWT hosts, are drawn together to highlight the value, strengths, and limitations of social media writing groups as a scholarly activity in the digital age.

Item ID: 46263
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-5225-0830-4
ISSN: 2326-7607
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 01:00
FoR Codes: 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3602 Creative and professional writing > 360205 Technical writing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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