No time for silos!
Let’s use what we know & learn from each other to support positive social change! Join me for a Tweetchat on April 5, using the hashtag #research4change at your timezone: http://bit.ly/2mMMa3p
See related article: “More Than a Headline: Scholarship on Today’s Hot-Button Issues.”
The webinar recording is online and available for Textbook & Academic Authors Association members. Not a member? Join this vibrant community!
In the webinar I discussed creating podcasts, communicating visually, and creating a cross-platform strategy.
Here are some resources related to topics covered and questions raised in the webinar:
- Infographics and Visuals
- For more about creative representations of research findings, see Chapter 9 in Digital Tools for Qualitative Research by Paulus, Lester, and Dempster.
- For more on creating a cross-platform strategy in conjunction with text or academic publishing, consider taking the Create Your Publication Strategy (TAA members receive a $25 discount.
Here are some resources in response to questions posed in the discussion.
- Using Twitter lists:
- Dealing with hate on social media:
Online resources and books about social media and academic life:
- 101 Twitter Guide for Academics and author’s blog, The Online Academic
- THE A to Z of Social Media for Academia
- Harvard Business Review: How Academics and Researchers Can Get More Out of Social Media
- Social Media for Academics by Mark Carrigan, author’s blog: http://sociologicalimagination.org/
- Social Media in Academia: Networked Scholars by George Veletsianos, author’s blog: http://www.veletsianos.com/ . Listen to a Research in Action podcast with the author.
Resources for TAA Members:
- Tips and Techniques for Enhancing Your Approach to Visuals webinar, register now! Listen to recorded webinars.
We now have many options for publishing our work, from blogs to peer-reviewed articles, books with a publisher to self-published e-books, as well as case studies, manuals, or book chapters. Which mix of options aligns with your career goals?
Mark your calendar- and post questions- for a #PubPlan tweetchat w/ @DrHelenKara & me. No registration needed, just log into Twitter and look for #PubPlan. To participate, just add the hashtag to each comment or response, so others in the thread see your posts. You can start now: suggest questions or topics you’d like us to cover!
If you want to focus on your own strategy with a small group of writers, Dr. Kara and myself, consider taking our course! The next session of Create Your Publication Strategy starts February 13. See: www.path2publishing.com to register.
See a related article on SAGE Publications Methodspace http://www.methodspace.com/research-publication-impact-might-need-strategy/
#PubPlan is hashtag! Post your questions now, and join the conversation January 17.
Writers, think beyond Academic Writing Month to the 2017 calendar & writing events! See the Text and Academic Authors Association webinars: http://bit.ly/2fJljTq
- Six Strategies for Using Social Media to Promote Your Writing Wednesday, January 25, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Texts Plus: Ancillary Materials & Companion Sites Monday, April 24, 3-4 p.m. ET
Not a member? Reasonable membership fees allow access to community of writers, resources on book contracts, and of course free webinars! https://taaa.memberclicks.net/member-benefits
You spent a lot of time researching and writing a thesis, dissertation, or capstone project. How can you convert your academic work into a career asset? Registration is open for the course starting February 13, 2017!
Everyone knows we should publish something based on the dissertation- but where to start? While some people are on a scholarly track and want to publish in peer-reviewed journals, others would benefit from publishing practical guides or how-to manuals. These events will offer ideas and strategies for a wide range of publication options that align with career goals.
What are the best options for you, and how can you turn your aspirations into reality? If you want to walk the Path to Publishing, but need a plan, this 6-week course is designed for you! We’ll be with you every step of the way, with two live webinars, discussions, and constructive suggestions about how to improve your writing and maximise your chances of publication. You will work through weekly lessons and exercises, and generate a publication strategy. Learn more and register here!
Visit Helen Kara’s blog for more about the course and our collaboration!
Join me for a #VitaeWednesday webinar with Vitae, the Chronicle of Higher Education career website!
What did you learn from your research and how can you use it to propel your career forward? A publication list is essential, whether you are trying to compete for a tenure-track faculty position or launch a consulting business. When you publish your work, you position your type of research and findings, and create a public identity. How do you want to be known? What are the options in today’s digital world, and where do you start? Find out when you join us on May 25! See more and register on the Vitae site, where the discussion is already underway!
Beyond the obvious- how does progress on UN Sustainability Goals relate to progress for women? In a recent webinar, Lynn Wilson, Executive Director of SeaTrust Institute and I shared our experiences and insights from the UN Climate Summits and research on women entrepreneurs and leaders.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include 169 targets, of which at least 30 relate directly to the lives of women and girls in a changing environment. We held a webinar Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 17:00:00 to look at the critical targets and discuss ways to use corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, research, and partnerships to create a better future for women and girls.
We will focus on three themes:
1. Access to education and training;
2. Inclusive societies; and
3. Sustainable jobs and entrepreneurship.
For each theme,we examined relevant goals and targets, highlight successful examples, and discuss work to be done.
You can view a recording here:
Here are links to some of the resources we mentioned:
You can read more about the Sustainable Development Goals here: http://www.un.org/sustainabl…/sustainable-development-goals/
More about women and SDGs here: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/women-and-the-sdgs.
If you want to know more about women entrepreneurs globally, see the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: http://www.gemconsortium.org/
Find out more about the programs Lynn discussed at: www.Seatrustinstitute.org.
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 3-4 p.m. ET. Find your time zone here.
Free to TAA members. Not a member? Membership is affordable, and worthwhile. Join, let’s learn from each other and share ideas about academic writing!
You spent a lot of time conducting research and writing a dissertation, thesis, or capstone project. You are well aware of the pressure to get your work published, in order to get hired or advance in your academic or professional field. Where do you start? I mined every element of her dissertation to launch a publishing strategy that has resulted in five books, numerous chapters and cases, articles and blog posts. I’ve created a typology of five options for drawing from, building on, or applying your student writing. This webinar is relevant those who have graduated recently as well as to people whose dissertations have been sitting on the shelf for a while.