The Internet for Academics: the basics of your online scholarly network

a free walk-through of all your options (academic websites, social media, and more)

Learn the first steps to grow your scholarly network online in 1 week

Welcome to The Internet for Academics

My name is Jennifer

I help fun and engaging faculty and researchers manage their online image through

  • Personal Websites
  • Social Media
  • Design + Copy
  • Training

I designed this course to teach you the basics quickly.

This is a NO FRILLS course.

Don't spend hours watching videos. These short lessons (1-3 min) walk you through the basics.

Discussion questions lead you to consider KEY areas of your own online identity.

This course is recommend for

Graduate Students
PhD Students

This is the information you need to get started.

Having an online persona is important.

It has great professional and personal benefits, and it's easier than you might think.

Enrollment is closed. This course is getting an update and will reopen by January 1.

Join my mailing list to get access as soon as this course re-opens.

This course is not open for enrollment.

Your Instructor

Jennifer van Alstyne
Jennifer van Alstyne

Jennifer van Alstyne is a communications strategist for the HigherEd World.

As owner of The Academic Designer LLC, she helps faculty, grad students, and scholarly organizations share their work effectively through social media strategy, websites, and graphic design.

Visit her personal website.


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I need training for my group or organization?
Get in touch via email. Let's see how we can work together [email protected]
How long do I have access to the course?
Once you enroll, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Who is this course recommended for?
Everyone! But it's specifically geared towards faculty, researchers, and grad students. But anyone who engages in critical or creative life will find this information to be a great starting point!
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends. The lessons will be released over the course of 1 week, but you'll have free access to all updates, and can rewatch lessons and participate in discussion at any time!
Where can I learn more about your services?
My website has a full list of my services. Let's chat! https://theacademicdesigner.com
What is the format of this course?
The course is short video-based (1-4 min), with subtitles. There are also discussion questions, and external links to blog posts and articles.