Crafting Your Professional Digital Footprint

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Description: Your digital footprint is visible when someone searches Google for your name. What are the top search results? As faculty members we need to maintain up-to-date websites reflecting our publications, research and academic activities. These sites can become cornerstones of our professional "digital footprints." In this nuts-and-bolts session, we'll analyze several exemplary faculty websites to identify both important content as well as effective designs for sharing it. We will specifically explore Wordpress (a free content management system) and learn how to use it to build an effective, online information portal as a faculty member. We will also explore ways our professional social media profiles on websites like Twitter, Facebook. Google+, and LinkedIn can be integrated with our primary professional website. Learn to take charge of your digital footprint and advance your academic career.

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Referenced Resources

Exemplary university professor / professional websites / learning portals:

Larry Lessig

lessig.org categories:

net - content - info


lessig.org sub-categories:

net: landing page (blog posts, tweets, events, Flickr photos, books, about in footer)

content: books, columns, articles, unpublished, testimony, litigation, audio/video

info: short bio, resume, photos, disclosure, contact


Scott McLeod (CASTLE director)

http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org (blog) top categories:

top posts - features - book reccs, resources - my other blogs - CASTLE - Did You Know? (Shift Happens)

other links at the VERY top:

contact me - why the title - copyright - consulting - subscribe

http://scottmcleod.net (professional site) categories:

about me - contact me - see my calendar - subscribe to me - consulting - workshops - resources - reviews - did you know? - teaching and advising - miscellaneous - copyright


Howard Rheingold

http://www.rheingold.com left sidebar categories:

About Howard - Rheingoldian Art - Rheingoldian Writing - Smart Mobs - Brainstorms Community - Rant Archives

landing page (latest, mobile internet articles, smart mobs, other articles, books)


Henry Jenkins

http://henryjenkins.org top categories

latest posts - archives - about me - links - search


Alec Couros

http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/ top categories

home - about - presentations


Matthew Koehler

http://mkoehler.educ.msu.edu top nav categories:

home - teaching - vitae - tpack101 - photos - resources - contact


Punya Mishra

http://punyamishra.com left sidebar categories:

home - blog - research - writings - teaching - Gallimaufry - Consulting/Contact/Vita



Tony Hirst

...more resources coming...
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