Learn the basics of managing your online presence in academia

Welcome to The Internet for Academics where you'll learn

  • what an online presence is
  • how to start managing yours
  • the benefits of people being able to find a bit about you

This free training walk you through the 1st steps.

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Thank you to the hundreds of academics who completed this course!

The new version of this course is now open for registration.

Join Get Started On Your Online Presence In Academia for free.

Grad students, faculty, and scientists from 32+ countries have completed this training

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • United States
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Suriname
  • Switzerland

Participants rate this course 4.5 out of 5 stars

Manage your online presence worksheet from The Internet for Academics

Here's what people are saying about the training

How clear did you find this training?

54% say they found this training Very Clear

45% say they found this training Extremely Clear


"Straight to the point and insightful content."

"This course made it clear the most essential aspects of a personal website and social media to get started with to build and academic brand. This is a great way to begin and I know that Jennifer is an expert we can check-in with and hire for extra support."

"This course is getting me moving in the right direction. I definitely feel more confident in my ability to navigate social media and I vastly improved my profiles. I am looking forward to seeing the outcome of my changes!"

"I was pretty familiar with most of the types of networks. I do think I'm going to make a central website though. Thanks!"

"Jennifer provided effective practices for working with social media as an academic attempting to communicate their research to a broader, public audience."

I'm Jennifer van Alstyne, watch my welcome video

I'm Jennifer van Alstyne (@HigherEdPR). I work with faculty, researchers, and scholarly organizations to share how and what they do effectively through my company, The Academic Designer LLC.

Who is this course for?

You should join this course if you're a

  • professor
  • researcher
  • scientist
  • graduate student
  • postdoctoral researcher
  • independent scholar

This training is designed to take you through the 1st steps. We'll talk about things like

  • social media
  • personal websites / online portfolios
  • networking

For those interested in my paid courses with in-depth training on social media and websites, I recommend you start here!