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

a FREE mini-course for academics, researchers, and graduate students on managing your online persona

Take Your First Steps

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.

Enroll today

You'll get immediate access to the Welcome Video and introduction post!

Get started now!

Your Instructor

Jennifer van Alstyne
Jennifer van Alstyne
Hi, I'm Jennifer van Alstyne,
a public relations and marketing strategist for faculty and researchers.
My clientele is full of fun and engaging scholars, writers, and graduate students.
I'm a Peruvian-American poet and critic.
My primary area of research is place, landscape, and representations of nature in poetry.
Read my poetry and research at https://jennifervanalstyne.com
I teach and lead HigherEd communities how to use
  • social media
  • web writing
  • easy-to-use graphic tools

in a strategic way.

Join scholars and academics like you.
Take the 1st steps to manage your online identity.
You're going to love the benefits.

Let me make this happen for you.

Learn more at https://theacademicdesigner.com

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 jennifer@theacademicdesigner.com
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.