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Why you need a professional online presence and how to do it #RSCON5 Why you need a professional online presence and how to do it #RSCON5 Presentation Transcript

  • Why you need a professional online presence and how to do it! April MiniCon Sue Beckingham | @suebecks #RSCON5
  • Why do you need an online presence? Recognition Showcase the value of your scholarly activity Build connections Providing opportunities for collaboration and shared learning Lead by example Our students also need to build an online presence to stand out from the crowd
  • Share Engage Learn A professional online presence gives you wider reach AND bridges to new opportunities
  • Opportunities for Crowd Learning Involves harnessing the knowledge and expertise of many people in order to answer questions or address immediate problems. Sharples et al 2013 - Innovating Pedagogy Report
  • But be aware that like bubbles rising to the top of a glass.... .... your social media presence will rise to the very top of a Google search
  • Social Media ranks highly in search
  • First impressions count.... ....make sure people see what YOU want them to
  • What might an online presence look like? http://socialmedia4us.wordpress.com/
  • http://www.slideshare.net/suebeckingham Conference Presentations
  • Creative curation of resources using tools like Pinterest and Scoop.it
  • http://www.scoop.it/t/taking-a-look-at-moocs http://www.pinterest.com/suebecks/
  • Where to start? Share links to useful resources Join a TweetChat such as #edchat Twitter Create and begin to make connections Join Groups and engage in discussions LinkedIn Read and comment on blogs Consider writing your own blog Blog
  • Engage in Short Open Courses https://byod4learning.wordpress.com/
  • Choose a space and tend your 'garden'
  • Remember... great oaks from little acorns grow
  • Building your online presence is an ongoing iterative process
  • Why you need a professional online presence and how to do it! This presentation highlights the importance of a professional online presence, what this might look like, and how to achieve it. Sue Beckingham | @suebecks | Sheffield Hallam University, UK The Future of Education - MiniCon #RSCON5 http://www.futureofeducation.com/page/minicon-april