Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Establishing a Web Presence: Benefits and Disadvantages for Faculty


As a millennial, I have had a digital footprint since high school! Amazingly enough, I always knew that the Internet would be a mechanism that could either help or severely hurt one's reputation. As a result, I have tried to avoid situations (parties, clubs, political events, etc,) in which people can take pictures that may be questioned years later in my life.

However, when I started the tenure track, I discovered that a web presence can be a GREAT benefit to one's academic career. Through this blog, I received a wealth of opportunities, including two national speaking opportunities, produce review opportunities, and numerous new friends!

Recently, Miriam Posner, Brian Croxall, and Stewart Varner from the Digital Scholarship Commons created a presentation on this topic, "Creating a Web Presence: A Primer for Academics (Part I").

Here's the link to material and the video from their workshop -

PRESENTATION - http://web.library.emory.edu/blog/creating-web-presence-primer-academics-part-i-1&ei=iU-ATa21D4PWwAXSrPjzDg

VIDEO - http://ia700401.us.archive.org/30/items/CreatingWebPresenceI/CreatingWebPresenceI.mov

Millennial Professor - Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

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