By Mark Carrigan ‘Networking’ is a horrible term. I’m sure I’m not the only person who hates it. It nonetheless refers to something important, albeit perhaps pervasively misunderstood. The usual connotations of the term ‘networking’ are insincerity, instrumentalism and general creepiness. There have been a few occasions when I’ve been conscious of being ‘networked’ by someone else … Continue reading How do I use social media for networking?
By Mark Carrigan How do you find the time for social media? I couldn't begin to count the number of times I have been asked this question over the years. I have often struggled to respond because I disagree with the assumption which often lurks behind the question. If we see social media as something … Continue reading How do you find the time for social media?
By Mark Carrigan It’s a common assumption that ‘bloggers’ and ‘blogs’ are unavoidably intertwined. There’s a sense in which it’s true but it can also be slightly misleading. It’s possible to be a blogger without having your own blog. In fact, there are a lot of advantages to doing this. Patrick Dunleavy and Chris Gilson … Continue reading How to be a blogger without having your own blog
A webinar with our co-convenor Susan Robertson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FJglfxC9UU
The slides below are from a workshop Susan Robertson and Mark Carrigan conducted for the Faculty of Education Research Students' Association on February 9th: There also tips for academic blogging during your PhD available online here.
By Mark Carrigan It can be easy to frame writing online as a distraction from the 'real work' of your PhD. Why would you spend time blogging when there are so many other things for you to do? The many arguments people tend to make in this respect are ones about your career. Blogging can … Continue reading Blogging during your PhD