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An Introduction to Academic Blogging

Increasingly, academics at any stage of their career are sharing their research-in-progress in blogs and other online publishing platforms. Building an online academic presence can be overwhelming and intimidating. Join Dr. Lee Skallerup Bessette to learn how to start your own academic blog.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What is an Academic Blog
  • Why you should blog
  • How to develop a vision for your blog
  • Where you should blog
  • Who you are on your blog
  • When you should blog
  • How you build an audience

Join Lee Skallerup Bessette for this webinar February 20, 2014:

  • noon PST
  • 1 p.m. MST
  • 2 p.m. CST
  • 3 p.m. EST

About the Presenter

Lee is an accomplished blogger and social media advisor. In less than two years, she grew her blog audience enough to draw the attention of a national publication, Insidehighered.com, where her blog now resides. She has used Twitter extensively as a professional development tool (co-founding #FYCchat for teachers of Freshman Composition) to grow a professional network, leading to presentations at the Modern Languages Association (MLA) and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual conferences, as well as the Conference on College Composition and Communication. She has consulted on social media and digital humanities with numerous higher ed organizations, such as the NCTE, the Canadian Federation for the Social Sciences and Humanities, and here at ACW. Lee holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, Canada. She has taught literature and writing in six universities throughout Canada and the U.S. She has several books under contract, and her writing has been featured online in the New York Times Motherload blog, Hybridpedagogy.com, and ProfHacker.

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