Author: Cynthia Barnes

Using LinkedIn to Build Professional Connections

In the not-so-distant past, maintaining an up-to-date record of your professional connections’ contact information required a great deal of vigilance. If a distant colleague moved to another institution, you might not know it until you tried calling his or her office and were told they were no longer there. Now, social networks help you keep in touch with the contacts you’ve made, discover and share information relevant to your field, and maintain connections with ease. Though many people join Facebook to maintain these relationships, some find that it’s more casual than they’d prefer for their professional lives. If Read More…


Your Course in 140 Characters or Fewer

Many of today’s students are using Twitter on a regular basis. It’s convenient and easy to use on a smartphone or tablet, so they can access it any time. By using Twitter for your courses, you’ll have a great opportunity to connect with your students. You can use Twitter as a channel for communication to your students, as you would e-mail or any other communication source. The advantage is that it will send the information in real time, and because many of your students are already using Twitter, it will make things easy for them. You could send messages Read More…