Next week I will be facilitating another edition of the @OLCToday workshop on “Developing Your Social Media and Digital Presence” or the #AcDigID workshop (for hashtag & nickname). This 7-day, asynchronous, online workshop is designed to support digital identity development for faculty and staff in higher education.
|Developing Your Social Media and Digital Presence
Workshop Description: What does your online identity look like today? Have you Googled yourself lately? In academia, it is becoming increasingly vital to publish and share your teaching, service, and research knowledge. Besides developing an online presence and utilizing social media for professional development, faculty and staff are actively utilizing open and digital channels to support, learn, and contribute a thriving network of connected scholars. In this workshop, you will explore meaningful ways to craft an active, online persona, learn about strategies to effectively include social media and digital resources for your professional development, and understand how an online community of practice can enhance the work you do.
Dates Offered: September 26-October 2, 2016; Registration Page (to sign up)
Here’s the outline for the #AcDigID workshop this coming week:
- Why Does Social & Digital Identity Matter in Academia?
- Getting started, digital identity development, and state of scholars online
- The Tools of the Digital Academic Trade: Social Media
- Twitter, hashtags, blogging, podcasting, LinkedIn, and more!
- Being a Connected and Digital Scholar
- Digital research impact and influence, ORCID iD, academic social networks designed for scholars, and measuring impact.
- Openness in Academia: Benefits & Challenges
- Being open in higher education, the tension between challenges and affordances of online, and experiences from networked scholars.
- Building Your Social and Digital Presence Online
- Creating your own space and place for scholarship (at least 3 platforms)
- Developing Your Digital Academic Identity
- Bonus: ways to aggregate and showcase your digital/social profiles
In the #AcDigID workshop, we will share ideas for online identity development, discuss open and shared practices on social media, and dig into the challenges and affordance of networked participatory scholarship (Veletsianos & Kimmons, 2012). I learned a great deal in the last workshop held in May, and I continue to learn what it means to “be online” in higher ed. I alway welcome any and all suggestions, experiences, and stories you have for academic digital identity development. If you are or have been a higher education faculty OR staff member who is/was on social media, academic networking sites, or just online – please consider giving some advice to my #AcDigID workshop participants — here’s how YOU can contribute your #AcDigID ADVICE and KNOWLEGE for this learning experience:
- ADD TO THE LIST: to my “Academics Who Tweet” Twitter list? I would like to get a variety of scholars from all disciplines and areas in higher education. Let me know if YOU or someone else should be added.
- TELL YOUR #AcDigID STORY: Interested in coming to talk about your #AcDigID development? How did you become a networked scholar? Why do you participate in networked, online communities higher ed? Let me know – happy to have you join during our #AcDigID Online, Synchronous Meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 201fromrm 12-1 pm EST.
- JOIN THE #AcDigID TWITTER CHAT: Join us for the LIVE Twitter chat on Friday, September 30 from 1-2 pm EST – We will, of course, use the #AcDigID to ask questions and discuss the issues, challenges, and affordances of being a networked scholar or higher ed professional online.
- USE the #AcDigID HASHTAG this week to introduce yourself, say hello, share resources, or offer advice.
Veletsianos, G. & Kimmons, R. (2012). Networked Participatory Scholarship: Emergent Techno-Cultural Pressures Toward Open and Digital Scholarship in Online Networks. Computers & Education, 58(2), 766-774.