Will it Zoom? I’m not sure, but we should give it a go. And, I know you are all sick of Zoom but hear me out. Please.
If you’re not on social media, you are not translating your research – it is as simple as that. But, being on social media doesn’t mean you are translating your research. There are so many scenarios and alternatives within each option it can be paralysing to even make a start!
I struggled with this a bit myself for a while. I made videos for my various social media channels. Shared them. But it wasn’t until I recently that I set up a channel. And now I think the answer is – Yes, as an academic you should have a YouTube Channel.
So, you’re working from home. Good on you for taking the leap! It will be a fantastic thing. Trust me, I’ve been doing it since 2008. But there are some things people should know that will make work, and home life easier.
I’m a huge advocate for academic researchers to be active participants on social media. To me that means three things: Having an account. Interacting with people on that channel. Posting content related to your research interests.
Social media is a key part of your research communication arsenal. Instagram one of the fastest growing social networks in terms of percentage of people who use it in Australia. It has more than 1 billion active users. But what does it mean to a researcher? How can you get access to a small slice […]
Academic research is increasingly collaborative across all disciplines.1,2,3,4 Yet being more collaborative does not necessarily increase productivity – certainly not on a per-author basis.5 Thus, as an ECR or PhD student it is a legitimate question to ask – should I join a team, build a team or go it alone? To be clear I’m […]
We have to network. It is the key to success. You want a job? 80% (or more) of the job market is filled through who you know (aka your network), not what you know (aka cold via a job ad). Collaborators? They come via your network. Industry partners? Your network.