WS17: Becoming a digital scholar

Facilitators: Daniela Gachago, Centre for Innovative Educational Technology (CIET)

Date and venue

  • 28th of September 2017, 13.30-15.30, lab 303, IT centre, Bellville

Description of workshop:

Connecting and engaging with fellow academics online using social media has become an important part of an academic’s research practice. Academic reputations today can be considerably enhanced by developing an online profile or ‘academic digital identity’, broadening the reach of your research beyond conventional publishing channels or conference attendance.  Academic social networking sites such as or are important platforms to increase one’s academic visibility. Platforms such as the Conversation allow you to reach a broader public and increase you research impact. These workshops will introduce some of the tools that can help you maintain, look after and monitor your online academic identity while setting up a personal research environment, such as Twitter, Slideshare, Google citations,, Researchgate, Mendeley and blogging.

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