The connected academic
Why use social media as an academic?
Engagement with social media can bring rewards in public and academic spaces. Academics have begun to embrace social media channels as viable tools for communicating research, and for keeping abreast of advancements in their fields. Tweeting and blogging about scientific findings has been shown to increase research impact.
This one day workshop will help you to:
- Understand the value of your online professional brand and assist you to develop the necessary skills.
- Raise your profile and increase your citation rates.
- Promote your research.
- Create networks and collaborations.
- Maximise your impact by increasing your academic footprint and publishing across multiple platforms such as journals, blogs and social media.
Programs and tools covered include, LinkedIn, Twitter, ResearchGate, and Buffer. Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of organisations if other social media platforms are required.
Other platforms and tools for consideration include – google+, Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, Academia.edu, Impact Story, and Sumall.
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What people are saying about our workshops & training…
I feel able to apply all that I have learned
This course increased my understanding of how to consider impact in research design and provided practical tools to support that process. I feel able to apply all that I have learned into research planning and demosntrate more clearly how my projects create impact.
This workshop provided me the opportunity to learn how to effectively communicate my research
This training is grounded in good theory and evidenced recommendations about research impact. I highly recommend this training for those who think they may need clear and specific guidance on how to effectively demonstrate the significance and reach of their research, and those who need someone to walk them through step-by-step on how to plan for demonstrable impact.
Thank you for providing a practical, timely workshop to support my impact evidence gathering
Thank you for providing a practical, timely workshop to support my impact evidence gathering. I will use the resources provided to demonstrate my research impact on complex social problems. I particularly appreciated the breaking down of different types of impact, from policy impact examples, to health, economic, environmental and social cultural.
All our workshops include
To examine our performance (impact), and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and their organisation.
During the workshop participants will work on relevant elements for their own projects. Participants will leave with ideas and a plan of next steps to be undertaken.
Handouts, activity sheets and information. Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.
All workshops include a follow-up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.
Participants will use action items developed during the workshop to develop a purposeful and strategic plan. We make sure that time out for this workshop is not wasted but instead leveraged.