Free Course: Internet for Academics

Free course internet for academics

I’m Jennifer van Alstyne, The Academic Designer, and each month I bring you free tips and advice to manage your online persona in academic and research world.


The Internet for Academics

You Need an Online Persona

I’ve designed a mini-course that teaches you the basics.

Have your friends ever said

“You need to be on Academic Twitter.”

“I love Instagram!”

“I heard about Professor X  using social media in the classroom.”

Have you ever thought about an academic website?

This mini-course is designed to teach you all your options and walk you through the basics.

And guess what? I respond personally to all your discussion questions. I can’t wait to chat with you.


  • Welcome: Introduction & Agenda
  • Academics Online: What is an online persona?
  • I Need a Website? All about personal academic websites…
  • Online Networking and Best Practices
  • Questions for Jennifer
Sign me up!The Internet for Academics (Twitter 2)

I need to know how to write for every platform

There’s a course for you too.

Social media should be enjoyable.

That’s why I designed Cross-Platform Social Media for Academics, a writing course designed to teach you the most effective writing techniques.

If you want to communicate your work in a meaningful way, this course is for you.

Join now.

Cross-Platform Social Media, a course from The Academic Designer

Coming in the Spring: The Fast Track to a Personal Academic Website: build your own WordPress site in as little as 4-weeks.

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Jennifer van Alstyne is a Peruvian-American poet and public relations consultant. She founded The Academic Designer, LLC to help academics, researchers, and writers control their online presence and share their work with the world.

She holds a B.A. from Monmouth University in English, and an M.F.A. from Naropa University in Writing & Poetics where she was the Jack Kerouac Fellow. Jennifer also holds an M.A. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Literature and Cultural Studies where she was one of four master’s fellows and a finalist for the Outstanding Master’s Graduate Award.

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