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I'm Jennifer, The Academic Designer. Welcome to my podcast all about online image in the HigherEd world. I talk academic websites, social media, and interview faculty and graduate students.

I'm Jennifer, The Academic Designer. Welcome to my podcast all about online image in the HigherEd world. I talk academic websites, social media, and interview faculty and graduate students.
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I'm Jennifer, The Academic Designer. Welcome to my podcast all about online image in the HigherEd world. I talk academic websites, social media, and interview faculty and graduate students.

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@HigherEdPR

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English


Episodes

Pitfalls of Personal Academic Websites

10/10/2019
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Have you thought about an academic website? For many academics, the idea of a personal website is a nice one – for someone else. Someone with the time and skills. I’m Jennifer, The Academic Designer. I help people like you communicate how and what you do online. A surprising number of academic websites are outdated. Many are unmanaged. Some are not updated, lose their domain or get malware. Why is that? Why are academics putting hours of work into something that helps communicate their work,...

Duration:00:07:09

A Chat with Walter D. Greason

9/27/2019
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Walter D. Greason, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Counseling and Leadership at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. He has written and edited six books on racism, segregation, and economic development, including the award-winning text, Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey. His Twitter platform, @WorldProfessor, created the standard for academic engagement with the public with conversations...

Duration:00:31:57

How Academics Can Use Instagram to Build Community

9/12/2019
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Instagram is a popular social media platform for graduate students and postdocs. The science community also has an active following. But, not a lot of academics are using it to share their work. Are you on Instagram? Check out the new episode of The Social Academic

Duration:00:14:25

A Chat with Sophie Arthur

8/22/2019
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Sophie Arthur, is a science communicator interested in curiosity. Based in the United Kingdom, she runs the blog Soph Talks Science, winner of the 2018 UK Blog Awards.

Duration:00:18:28

Social Media Platforms for Academics, a Breakdown

8/8/2019
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This guide from The Social Academic breaks down the top social media platforms academics and researchers should consider. Whether you're looking to expand your scholarly community or share your work with family and friends, check out these social networks.

Duration:00:21:05

Conference Presentation? You Need a Website

8/8/2019
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Do you present at conferences? Or, so you have a lot of speaking engagements? Learn how a personal academic website can be the best way to promote your event.

Duration:00:06:03

Benefits of a Personal Academic Website

7/12/2019
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A personal academic website is the best way to manage your online presence. Learn about the benefits of personal academic websites on this episode of The Social Academic.

Duration:00:11:52

It's OK to take a break from social media

6/30/2019
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When’s the last time you took a social media break? Social media breaks, what some people call social media detox, can be a great idea. Have you taken a social media break? I’m Jennifer van Alstyne, and this is my blog The Social Academic. I write about managing your online identity and building your scholarly community here twice a month. And, during the Fall and Spring semesters, I share interviews with academics about their social media lives. This blog post is all about social media...

Duration:00:10:09

A chat with Jessica Doble

5/2/2019
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Jessica Doble, a PhD candidate in English at University of Louisiana at lafayette, uses social media to reach communities. Jessica's research examines online communities, fandom, and popular culture media. In our chat, we talk about the politics around True Blood and The Bold Type. She uses social media in a variety of ways. And knows having a curated social media feed, and favorite hashtags are important to enjoying your social media life.

Duration:00:20:06

A chat with Daisy Shu

4/18/2019
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I chat with Daisy Shu, a postdoc at Harvard's Schepens Eye Research Institute. We talk about her journey to enjoying social media and the people who inspired her. Then, learn about her experience crowdfunding her PhD research!

Duration:00:18:25

You've written a book, now what? Social media

4/14/2019
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Whether you have a new book hitting stores, or are just starting on your manuscript, social media is the best way to get the word out there. Let's talk about what you need before you share your new book on social media. Because the time to start talking is now.

Duration:00:07:46

Prep for Your Next Conference Presentation

3/22/2019
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Are you presenting at a conference this year? Every presentation or talk you give is a chance to make a difference. Let's talk about social media can help.

Duration:00:06:02

A Chat with Jazmine Benjamin

3/20/2019
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I chat with Jazmine Benjamin, 2nd year Cellular and Molecular Biology student at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Duration:00:13:41

A Chat with Dr. Echo Rivera

3/8/2019
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Echo Rivera is all about communication. Her focus right now is helping people create awesome slides in PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides.

Duration:00:16:46

Share Your Writing in a Meaningful Way

2/22/2019
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Academic writing is long-term. The peer review process is notoriously slow. Peer ReviewFor journal articles, the process can take a couple months to a year. Publication can be scheduled far in advance of print. So, when is the right time to start talking about your new writing project? The best time to start is when you decide to write it.

Duration:00:03:56

A Chat with Greg Loring-Albright

2/20/2019
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Welcome to the 2nd of my interview series with faculty and grad students. This is The Social Academic, my blog about online identity in the HigherEd world. Today I'm chatting with Greg Loring-Albright. He's a PhD student in the Communications, Culture and Media program at Drexel University. We chat about his life as a game designer and student.

Duration:00:19:25

Find Your Scholarly Network on Social Media

2/7/2019
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Welcome to The Social Academic, vol. 2. This time, I talk all about finding your scholarly network on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:00:05:23

Chat with Dr. Leigh A Hall

2/6/2019
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I chat with Leigh A. Hall, PhD of University of Wyoming about how she uses social media to help grad students and new faculty navigate academia. Leigh A. Hall, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Wyoming where she holds the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education. Dr. Hall’s research centers on helping adolescents improve their academic reading and writing abilities.

Duration:00:21:29

Gift Guide for Graduate Students

11/28/2018
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Welcome to The Social Academic, all about online identity in the HigherEd world.

Duration:00:08:20

How to Communicate Your Academic Life This Holiday Season

11/28/2018
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Welcome to The Social Academic, all about online identity in the HigherEd world.

Duration:00:10:36