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Enhancing your profile through web 2.0

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This introductory workshop was aimed at postgraduate researchers and early career academics interested in building an online profile. Content covered the need for academics to have an online presence …

This introductory workshop was aimed at postgraduate researchers and early career academics interested in building an online profile. Content covered the need for academics to have an online presence and focused on how academics can use Twitter, blogging platforms (Wordpress and Blogger) and professional networking websites (LinkedIn and Academia.edu).

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  • 1. Courtesy of http://www.threeshipsmedia.com/social-media-and-donuts/
  • 2. Enhancing Your Profile Through Web 2.0Eljee JavierHumanities Researcher Development Programmeeljee.javier@manchester.ac.uk@eljeejavier
  • 3. WHAT WHERE ...your name ...key words in your field
  • 4. Online security✦ You are already online.✦ You can take control of your privacy. Learn how, no one else will.✦ “Would I say this in public?”
  • 5. Private by defaultPublic with effort Alec Couros (2011)
  • 6. Public by defaultPrivate with effort Alec Couros (2011)
  • 7. Research Profile• Taking control of your online identity for professional purposes• Your research area(s)• Tangible outputs - changing in a digital age
  • 8. Academics and Web 2.0 ToolsTo meet other researchers (within and outside your field)To share and exchange informationTo engage with a wider audience
  • 9. Twitter BlogsLinkedInAcademia.edu
  • 10. Using Twitter for academic purposes• Quickly send and receive information from different sources • Retweeting = passing on information• Remotely follow conferences, seminars, events around the world • #phdchat #acwri #postdoc #UKHE• Engage with other academics about... • research publications • funding opportunities • jobs
  • 11. Tweet automatically Schedule tweets Multiple sites
  • 12. Discussion• How do you / could you use Twitter?• What reservations do you have?• Examples from the group• Questions about use
  • 13. Using LinkedIn and Academia.edu• Social networking websites for professionals• Increasingly used for recruitment purposes• Both websites allow you to showcase your achievement, work experiences, research output
  • 14. Discussion• Do you use either LinkedIn, Academia.edu or both?• What reservations do you have?• Examples from the group• Questions about use
  • 15. Using blogs• Using blogs to engage with your audience (i.e. research community, the public, specialists)• Using blogs as a research journal• Using blogs for a research project
  • 16. EXAMPLES
  • 17. Discussion• Do you blog?• What reservations do you have?• Examples from the group• Questions about use
  • 18. Creating a network Choosing one or two web 2.0 applications as your homepage Start associating key words with your name Make a contribution (i.e. a blog post, a tweet, a status update) Join and leave conversations
  • 19. Creating a network Choosing one or two web 2.0 applications as your homepage Start associating key words with your name Make a contribution (i.e. a blog post, a tweet, a status update) Join and leave conversations
  • 20. Creating a network Choosing one or two web 2.0 applications as your homepage Start associating key words with your name Make a contribution (i.e. a blog post, a tweet, a status update) Join and leave conversations
  • 21. RSS Tumblr Evernote De.li.cious Buffer Tweetdeck Twitter Wordpress YouTube Pinterest SlideshareStumble Upon Blogger Facebook Mendeley LinkedIn Prezi Ning
  • 22. Thank youEljee JavierHumanities Researcher Development Programmeeljee.javier@manchester.ac.uk@eljeejavier