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Your Online Professional Persona
Transcript of Your Online Professional Persona
building an online professional persona yourself step 1: credits Presenter: Tona Hangen, Assistant Professor of History Worcester State University
1/11/2011 More at: http://tonahangen.com/projects/onlinepersona Personal branding
important for academics
especially at public universities
& for its own sake
personal career development "best practices" Can someone find you easily?
Can you control what they find? basic+essential:
a simple web presence Your WSU Faculty Page
(free, prefab template, official)
Clear & correct contact info
What you teach
Your scholarly interests, research publications, conference appearances, SOMETHING
Photo next step:
a site you build, edit+control Options
Google Sites (already built in)
Blogging (eg Blogger, Wordpress)
Mac.com or via your ISP
Flavors.me or About.me
Buy your domain name & get hosted engage in scholarly conversations
across the academy (and be seen doing it)
use an aggregator, like Google Reader
comment on blogs that you frequent
write guest blog posts
old school still works, too...
letters to the editor
put a face on it: get a Gravatar
(not this -->) RSS image: http://news-libraries.mit.edu/blog/2009-keeping-current/1254/ networking
both in+outside your field Academia.edu
Zotero Groups Networking image: http://www.mbda.gov/blogger/starting-business/networking-success getting fancy Twitter Twitter icon: http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/Images/T/Twitter-Icon.png GoodReads or
Library Thing Books image: http://www.gavilan.edu/library/english/1books2-med.jpg YouTube logo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:YouTube_logo.svg iTunes U image: http://www.learnoutloud.com/content/blog/archives/2007/07/best_of_itunes.html Podcasting icon: http://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/156620101611542160/lib/156620101611542160/podcasting_icon.jpg Podcasting Flickr logo: http://l.yimg.com/g/images/logo_home.png.v2 Photo
projects SlideBoom logo: http://www.bgune04.net/bitacora/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/slideboom.jpg Embedded
presentations Bookmark icons: http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/wp-content/uploads/image/social-bookmark-icon-set.jpg Bookmarking Borgman cover: http://mitpress.mit.edu/images/products/books/9780262026192-f30.jpg Born-digital
scholarship e-portfolio = Not just for kids Powerful process:
collecting + reflecting + presenting What it contains how it's organized considerations, cautions sorta-tenure binder
archive, virtual filebox
Grand Central Station for your projects/commitments/passions personally meaningful categories
Cohen: Blog, Publications, Websites, Software, Courses, Bio, CV
Remy: Collaboration, Creativity, Education, Online Presence, Publications, Talks
Hangen: About, Writing, Teaching & Learning, Projects, Resources The elephant in the room
Facebook, personal blogs
Learn some HTML, CSS
Updating/ keeping it current
Finding a hero
Risk Why have an online persona?
Improving your WSU Faculty Page
RSS & Google Reader
Blogging w/ Wordpress
Twitter: why & how Developing a consistent persona
Making a landing pad site
Joining academic social networking
Mapping a personal ePortfolio
Using "fancy tools" inventing your self