How to stand out in academia
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that we live in a digital world characterized by constantly changing trends in communication. The academic community is no exception. That is why we chose new trends in disseminating research as a topic for our workshop that took place earlier this week.
The speaker, Dr. Sidury Christiansen, focused on various multimodal ways of sharing your research results, such as microblogging, infographics, posters, and memes. We discussed how applying all these to spread the word about your research can increase visibility, help create your own brand, and attract attention to your research results. Participants also tried their hand at “twittering” their research results and received feedback from colleagues.
We are pleased that colleagues found the topic relevant:
- “A lot of pointers and real-life examples of how research micro-blogging should be done. A very engaging manner; I now feel motivated to try my hand at microblogging - something I would have probably never considered had I not attended the workshop.”
- “Positive and friendly speaker; helpful hands-on information to be applied straight away; engagement through eye-catching visuals.”
- “Useful information presented clearly in a friendly and engaging manner; lots of examples illustrating the speaker's point.”
The series of workshops on digital communication in academia will continue in two weeks. Don’t miss your chance to register for the second workshop.
The recording of the past workshop is on our YouTube channel.