6 Strategies for Using Social Media to Promote Your Writing

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:

Here are some resources in response to questions posed in the discussion.

Online resources and books about social media and academic life:

Resources for TAA Members:

 

 

 

Path to Publishing: Create Your Strategy

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!

Find registration and payment information at www.path2publishing.com.

#VitaeWednesday: Publications for Academics & Pracademics

Use your dissertation as the basis for scholarly or practical publications!

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!

Learn more, see www.path2publishing.com

Women Help Women Meet Sustainable Development Goals

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.

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5 Ways to Use Your Dissertation for Publications

TAAJoin me for a webinar with the Textbook and Academic Authors Association!

5 Ways to Use Your Dissertation for Publications

Registration: https://taaa.memberclicks.net/events
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!

5ways-TAAYou 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.

Join the Virtual Book Tour!

Doing Qualitative Research OnlineDoing Qualitative Research Online suggests a new way to think about qualitative research design in the digital world.

I am booking stops on a virtual book tour to introduce Doing Qualitative Research OnlineWe will explore and discuss practical strategies for teaching a course or workshop with the book, or designing research using the approaches described in the book. At each stop on the tour I will offer a free one-hour webinar, and during the subsequent week I will share resources and answer questions in an asynchronous discussion. Follow the tour here– I’ll post descriptions of each new site and add locations to the map!

Learn more about the book here. Haven’t purchased a copy? Get a discount with this coupon.

Want to create a virtual book tour for your book? Learn how!

 

interview-1 copyLet’s get started! Contact me to reserve a spot on the tour.

As host you are responsible for:

  • Selecting the webinar topic from three available options:
    • Getting Started: Online Design Basics,
    • Eliciting Data with Online Interviews or Focus Groups, or
    • Enacted Approaches for Generating Data with Arts-Based & Participatory Methods.
      Find more detailed descriptions of webinar and discussion options here.
  • Coordinating and scheduling the event with me,
  • Confirming attendance of at least 10 researchers, research faculty, and/or students,
  • Sharing suggested resources and readings with attendees,
  • Attending the webinar and participating in the discussion.

Contact me to discuss event options!

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Learn how to create your own virtual book tour!

TAA

Go on the (Virtual) Road to Promote Your Book

TAA Blog post: 6 Key takeaways from the TAA webinar, ‘Go on the (Virtual) Road to Promote Your Book.’ The recording is online in the member resources. If you are an academic writer, consider joining!

 

road-tripWhether ​ you are self-publishing or working with a major publisher, you will need to actively promote your textbooks and encourage faculty to adopt them. Traditionally, writers have taken book tours and given talks, but textbook publishers are unlikely to fund world travel. Why not offer a book tour online? With the Doing Qualitative Research Online Virtual Book Tour I did just that. While some “virtual book tours” simply place guest posts or advertisements on potential readers’ sites, my highly interactive approach includes webinars and online discussions with groups or classes. In this one-hour webinar, I will share tales from the virtual road and steps you can take to launch your own tour.

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Social Research Assoc.: Digital Methods, Consent

In May I will be offering both full-day training sessions (fee) and half-day seminars (free or discounted for SRA Members) with the Social Research Association in the UK and registration information is now online!

The sessions will be interactive, experiential and substantive. They are appropriate for qualitative researchers and those who teach and supervise research.

May 6: Full-day training in Edinburgh: Digital Methods for Qualitative Research. This session is now full!

May 7: Half-day seminar in Edinburgh: Getting to YES in the Digital Age: Informing Participants and Verifying Their Consent. 

May 8: Presenting at the Creative Research Methods conference in London: Seeing the Question, Showing the Answer: Visual Online Interviews.

May 11: Half-day seminar in LondonGetting to YES in the Digital Age: Informing Participants and Verifying Their Consent. will be joined by Matt Williams, founder of COSMOS, the Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory, and the session is chaired by Kandy Woodfield,  NatCen Social Research and New Social Research, New Social Science.

May 12: Full-day training in LondonDigital Methods for Qualitative Research.

The Qualitative E-Research Framework and Typology of Online Visual Methods provide holistic, systems-thinking approaches to considering choices in the context of research design for studies that make use of highly-interactive, visual and mobile communication technologies (Salmons, 2015, 2012).