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Developing an Academic Professional Network on Twitter: Networking in 140 Characters or Less

Many people think Twitter is just for pictures of cats and celebrity gossip, but it can be a powerful professional networking tool for academics. Join Dr. Lee Skallerup Bessette to learn how you can use Twitter to your professional advantage.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Create an effective Twitter profile.
  • Curate a meaningful Twitter timeline.
  • Use hashtags effectively.
  • Participate in Twitter chats.
  • Promote your research and activities.

Join Lee Skallerup Bessette for this webinar June 11, 2015:

  • noon Pacific
  • 1 p.m. Mountain
  • 2 p.m. Central
  • 3 p.m. Eastern

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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