Connected academic dude

The connected academic

Engagement with social media can bring rewards in public and academic spaces. Scientists have begun to embrace social media channels as viable tools for communicating research, and for keeping abreast of advancements in their fields. Tweeting and blogging about scientific findings has been shown to increase research impact.

This one day workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the value of your online professional brand and assist you to develop the necessary skills.
  • Raise your profile and increase your citation rates.
  • Promote your research.
  • Create networks and collaborations.
  • Maximise your impact by increasing your academic footprint and publishing across multiple platforms such as journals, blogs and social media.

Programs and tools covered include, LinkedIn, Twitter, ResearchGate, and Buffer. Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of organisations if other social media platforms are required.

Other platforms and tools for consideration include – google+, Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, Academia.edu, Impact Story, and Sumall.

All our workshops include

 Evaluation

This allows us to examine our performance, and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and their organisation.

Implementation

During the workshop participants will work on relevant elements for their own projects. Participants will leave with ideas and a plan of next steps to be undertaken. In some cases, all implementation may be possible during the workshop period.

Workbook

Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.

Coaching

Access tailored implementation support in a follow-up coaching session. All workshops include a follow-up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.

Action plan

Participants will use action items developed throughout the workshop to develop their plan for the coming months. The plan is developed in a purposeful and strategic way to help progress learning and make sure that time out for this workshop is not wasted but instead leveraged.

Words from our raving fans!

  • Great workshop

    The workshop was great to help set up the accounts properly and with a purpose. The extra information and resources were also great and will be very helpful to get ahead and be successful in using social media.

    Workshop Attendee, ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Monash University

  • Worth my time

    It was a great workshop. I learned a lot. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge. I loved having a set of rules to follow.

    Molly Driediger, PhD,  Postdoctoral Scholar, Child Health & Physical Activity Laboratory, Western University, Canada

  • Excellent workshop

    I went from being a social media non-user to an active participant in just one day!

    Dr Lana Williams, Head of the Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology and GOS Mental Health, Deakin University

  • Excellent session

    “I recently attended an event where Dr Tamika Heiden of KT Australia presented on social media tools for researchers and research managers. Tamika gave an excellent talk covering the latest stats, facts and evidence for the use of social media for research organisations and teams. We learnt what social media tools researchers are using and why, as well as how these tools enhance research, researcher profiles and communication.  I left this workshop excited about using social media in a targeted manner for my work, confidently navigating social media with a clear understanding of the time and commitment involved in getting the best from the specific media tools that can have the most impact on quality research and research collaborations… I would highly recommend KT Australia training for any researcher that is invested in maximising the impact of their work”

    Dr Barbara Sheil, University of Western Australia

  • Wow!

    Just wow! I cannot wait to apply everything I have learned. I look forward to following your advice and really soaking everything in over the next few days. I have 4 FB pages, 3 Twitter accounts, 3 LinkedIn accounts, and an Instagram. Your Hootsuite suggestion may have just saved my sanity. Top notch workshop. I cannot wait to see you back in Canada or virtually in a webinar.

    Nicole Webb Saint Marys University Canda Project & Communications Manager @workwellnesslab  Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada

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