[WORKSHOP] Blogging for Beginners

Would you like to blog? This half day practical workshop gives a practical overview of one of the free blogging platforms on offer, the chance to think about what the purpose of your blog should be, and an opportunity to define a strategy for your blog to make sure it meets your aims. In this 3 hour session delegates will gain a practical overview of WordPress software, one of several free blogging platforms. WordPress is…

Encouraging Academics to Blog

Always keen to get skeptics and the fearful to engage with technology for the purposes of communication and conversation: The development of academics' digital and social media skills is being hampered by poorly pitched and inappropriate training methods, according to a University of Cambridge academic who is running a programme that encourages researchers to blog. Interesting work by Helen Webster: It works by giving participants a topic of inspiration, such as "networking", before they are…

LSE Bloggers Demonstrate Value of Blogging (@timeshighered)

Demonstrating the true value of blogging to a research project: Website will 'maximise' impact by bringing debate to policymakers and public. John Elmes reports The editor of a new multidisciplinary blog run by London School of Economics academics has argued that the medium is "fundamental" for modern-day academics and their research output. Patrick Dunleavy, professor of political science and public policy, was speaking about the launch of the European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog, the…