Working Out Loud

248. Working Out Loud: Online Identity Building, Digital Networking, and Professional Development

Crafting, managing, and promoting a digital identity is a vital—if often misunderstood—element of academic life today. Panelists address strategies for creating and nurturing such an identity, covering professional profiles, social media, Web sites and blogs, networked advocacy, crowdsourced research, and the advantages of openly sharing scholarship and pedagogical materials online.

Roundtable Participants and Talking Points

Lee Skallerup Bessette, Amanda LiCastro, Andrew Pilsch, Jentery Sayers, Liana Silva

Talking Points

  • The (alt-)academic personal brand
  • Twitter and style
  • Blogging
  • Writing for the public
  • Open-access publishing