Being an open, networked academic might mean sharing research, teaching, and scholarly practice online. Social networks and online tools are increasingly offering higher ed faculty a digital place for collaboration, learning, and work. In the information age, being able to share instructional practices, disseminate research, and engage in scholarly conversations is becoming the norm in and it is even more critical academia contributes to accurate public knowledge. There are a number of benefits for being open and online; however, being a networked scholar does not come without questions or challenges in 2018 [See: My last post on the topic.] If you’re interested in joining a conversation about “Being a Networked Scholar in 2018” and sharing your perspective on the topic, I would love if you could save the day to join this LIVE Twitter Chat on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 11 am-12 pm CDT (time zone converter, I’m in Dallas, TX, USA). What does it mean to be a connected academic? How has being a faculty in a networked world impacted your teaching, learning and service scholarship? Come chat with us to share your thoughts, ideas, and questions you are pondering this year. All #highered colleagues and academic peers are welcome for some FREE Twitter PD!
HOW TO: Participate in the #AcDigID Chat
Here’s a quick overview of how to participate in #AcDigID Twitter Chat:
- Set up your Twitter Account (HOW TO: Set Up The Twitters).
- Follow the #AcDigID hashtag on Twitter for the latest tweets.
- Follow @LauraPasquini who will moderate the Q & A for the Twitter Chat, a.k.a. “MOD”
- Get ready and excited for Friday’s (1/12) chat by checking out what’s being shared and discussed on the #AcDigID hashtag NOW! BONUS: You might learn what’s happening and what we’re talking about in the workshop. 🙂
- JOIN US Friday, January 12th from 11 am- 12 noon CDT for the following TOPIC: Being Online as a #HigherEd Professional in 2018
Contribute to the #AcDigID Twitter Chat by:
- Logging into your Twitter account as the #AcDigID chat will happen ON TWITTER.
- Follow along in real time during the #AcDigID Twitter chat by following along on the Twitter hashtag: #AcDigID or this Tweet Chat Room: http://tweetchat.com/room/AcDigID
- The MOD (moderator) @LauraPasquini will ask 3-4 questions during the 60-minute chat; please respond with the Q# in your update, e.g. “Q1: Your Answer” or “A1: Your response”
- Invite your higher education faculty/staff peers to join the conversation – all are welcome to join!
- Include the #AcDigID hashtag in your tweets and responses (“@”) to others.
Being a Networked Scholar in 2018: To help you prepare, here are a few of the #AcDigID chat questions we might chat about for you to think about IN ADVANCE of our conversation:
- What questions should we discuss, with regards to being a networked scholar or digital academic in 2018?
- What are your preferred digital spaces to learn or connect with academics online? Please share.
- Where can we find traces of your work in #highered or scholarly self online (besides Twitter)?
- What are some of the benefits of developing a digital identity or being part of an online community?
- What are the possible challenges/issues for being online, on social media or having a professional a digital presence in 2018?
- What advice do you have for #highered colleagues & academics about their digital identity or being in an online professional network?
UPDATED #acdigID POST CHAT (1.12.18):
TRANSCRIPTS: #acdigID Storify Archive and a PDF for download and review: #acdigID Chat_ TOPIC_ Being a Networked Academic in 2018 (01.12.18)