Bridget Gelms is a guest author and PhD student in Composition and Rhetoric at Miami University. You can follow her on Twitter @BridgetGelms where she tweets about her teaching as well as her research interests, which include pedagogy, digital writing, and pop culture.
I love a good Breaking Bad gif. So when one [...]
Natascha Chtena is a PhD student in Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter @nataschachtena
Social media is like teen sex. Everyone wants to do it. No one actually knows how. When finally done, there is surprise its not better. – Avinash [...]
If you’re new to the scholarly digital environment, including the digital humanities or if you’re just [...]
Social media is often stereotyped as a frivolous, navel-gazing enterprise, and completely antithetical to the deep thinking and thoughtful questioning of academia. However, most gradhackers know that academia and social media are not at all incompatible. Used well, social media can be a vibrant and fruitful space for networking, exchanging ideas, and–dare I say it–building [...]
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.
GradHackers Alex Galarza, Katy Meyers, and Julie Platt recently led a bootcamp for graduate students at Michigan State University, and I briefly listened in via twitter. In thinking about developing an online presence, participants were worried about exposure: what facets of one’s professional/academic/personal selves should be revealed online, and to what extent? Their reservations [...]
In terms of physical fitness, cross-training involves participating in a variety of exercise activities on a regular basis. As the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s health center reminds us, a diverse fitness program promotes “total body strength, endurance and flexibility.” In today’s improving but far-from-robust economy, graduate students should approach their work in a similar [...]
Hey, do you Tweet? I didn’t really, thinking that FB was the end all and be all of social networking (remember MySpace?). I would hear about Twitter faux pas and the latest Tweet updates from celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan, [...]
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