December 11th, 2009

Academia.edu: Social Networking Haven for Researchers

Academia.edu is a little bit Facebook and a little bit Twitter, but completely focused on helping connect you with people who are conducting research in your field and keeping up with the current research trends. When you sign up for a free account it also gives you your own academic web page. Here’s the example for the About page at Academia.edu: http://oxford.academia.edu/RichardPrice

Academia.edu is for current graduate and doctoral learners, faculty, department members, and post-doctoral. So get started today and see what you think, using your quarter break to get your account rolling. Follow and be followed by researchers with similar research interests. It’s not only a networking opportunity but allows you to ensure you’re current with the trends and research in your field!

-Sommer

Comments

Comment from Jason Scherschligt
Time January 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Wow, this is pretty interesting. I’ve never even heard of academia.edu.

Comment from Karla Gable
Time February 19, 2010 at 11:18 am

I think it is really cool too Jason. I just discovered it. I think that I heard that you are also in the EdD program here at Capella.

Comment from Fred Ewell
Time May 18, 2010 at 3:58 am

This truly is an interesting idea and site. It seems to me the most challenging issue might well be finding a topic for a position paper or dissertation, which is both interesting and then narrow enough so that you can conduct research that is worthwhile and conclusive. I will refer to the site mentioned by the writer and determine personally how it can assist with my quest. Thank you

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