Last year there was a debate related to my field about whether it was inappropriate to live-tweet a funeral. I came to the debate from a slightly different perspective because I use social media to discuss death every single day- in fact most things I tweet about are death-related, but that’s [...]
The internet contains a wealth of information – we are all aware of that. But this enormous amount of information can make us feel overloaded and overstimulated. Our brains turn jittery, wanting to check the news again, or wondering what’s new in our Twitter streams. We become afraid of missing out on information, [...]
I’ve done a number of bootcamps and workshops on managing your digital identity and learning different social media technologies. While I find that grad students are fairly quick to learn the tools and have the intuition required to figure out a lot of the problems, there is one problem I see repeatedly: grad students [...]
Technology. Even the word is enough to send some TAs into a tizzy. After all, some TAs’ worst nightmares concern pouring over a presentation for hours, only to have a faulty internet connection, damaged jump drive, or other “helpful” technology fail in front of their class. In this post, we will [...]
So what does that mean? What digital skills, technologies, and tools should we develop while in graduate school? And how do we do that? I’ve put together a few suggestions and hope readers from a variety of disciplines will offer additional ideas in the comments section below.
I’ve found that the end of 2012/beginning of 2013 has brought some changes to a number of services that I rely on for my Grad Student productivity/teaching/ writing/etc. Since it’s always hard to keep up with tech changes (especially when the pace of change seems to be daily, even hourly), I thought I’d share a [...]
Technology is important to the grad student life nowadays. With Twitter being a major form of networking, and constant online updates running our lives, it’s important to have technology to make it easier and faster. Here are some tech gift suggestions from our authors.
1. Belkin mini surge protector. I bought one of [...]
As a grad student in my last year of study, I enjoy a pretty flexible schedule and work environment. I work from home a few days a week, and conduct a lot of my research in online spaces, so being constantly connected to the internet is essential for me. However, this constant connectivity is a [...]
I’m stealing a page from Profhacker and talking about digital distractions. One of my favorite distractions is podcasts. I love them. They’re part of my commute, they’re part of my leisure time, and they’re part of my work time. It’s rare to see me without headphones, catching up on my favorite shows. Using
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