Learn how to be a Digital Academic
How we carry out and communicate research is changing beyond recognition. Much of this change is driven by the web through social media, blogging, video and other visual abstracts. As a result there is a myriad of tools and technologies available to undertake, communicate and evaluate research and create attention and potential impact. The growing number of scholarly communication platforms can be very overwhelming for academics and professional support staff. Not everyone has time to learn how to use them, never mind understand their opportunities and threats.
The Digital Academic
We often hear that students are not prepared for this new digital world, but what about academics and those who support them? On the surface tools like Twitter might seem simple, but it depends on your audience and how you use it. So many academics have fallen foul of social media and the traditional media in general when it could have been avoided with guidance and support. Students and research projects can also benefit from expert guidance to ensure you have a perfect platform to launch your work. Not every tool works for everyone, there is no ‘one size fits all’ and my workshops are tailored to the needs of the participants and their ability.
This is where I can help
Who can benefit from my training
REF-returnable academics and departments who want to discover how best to disseminate and evaluate their findings across multiple platforms and networks and increase the impact of their research.
Library, information and other professionals who support academics in scholarly communications and research evaluation.
PhD candidates and Masters level students to communicate their research findings and gain early attention for their work.
I have several years experience helping academics, students, research support staff, library and information professionals learn valuable skills in using social media, research blogging, infographics, video, animation and altmetrics among other areas. I can help you communicate your research and work better with the media and have a Honours Degree in Journalism and worked as a sub editor for The Press Association before undertaking a Masters degree in Information Management. These qualifications and a decade of innovation academia have afforded me a wealth of expertise in the area of digital academia.
You can read more about me and my work here.