Everything you don´t learn in the lab

Navigating social media

Topic area
Science communication

Format
Online workshop

Workload
2-4 webinars of 2-2.5 h each (workload equivalent to 1-2 workshop days)

Trainer
Karin Bodewits

Target group
PhD students and postdocs

Description

By now, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn are no longer new. Also, for scientists, social media platforms have become an integral networking tool to connect globally, exchange research ideas and advance careers. But, what’s a proper way for scientists to use these platforms?
In this online workshop, you will better understand the current state of digital science communication. You will learn how scientists can integrate social media into their activities — in a helpful and productive way. The workshop advocates a reflected media usage that keeps a close eye on how and when it is recommended for you to ‘go online’.

 

In this course you´ll learn about:

 

  • Find professional assistance in clarifying your objectives for engaging with social media. Why should I consider social media? What are my goals?
  • Find help in figuring out which of the many media platforms is the right one for you.
  • Find assistance on how social media may help you explore your career options (e.g. after a PhD or postdoc).
  • Take first steps towards brushing up your personal professional online profiles.

All participants receive a script of the course in PDF format for offline and future use so that they can work through the material offline as well as after the course. 

 

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Course Flow Online Workshops

Day 1

Live Webinar

  • Technological development and science communication

 

  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Day 2

Live Webinar

  • How can social media be integrated into your academic activities?

 

  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Day 3

Live Webinar

  • What are the greatest challenges with social media?

 

  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Day 4

Live Webinar

  • Where to go from here? How can social media help explore career options?

 

  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Weeks 2-3

Individual written or oral feedback from the instructor

 

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