Course Online impact as a scientist PhD’s TU Delft Graduate School

When scientists participate in online discussions and add their expertise, experience, and opinions to a topic, they add real and understandable value to society, and society needs – among other things –  scientists, to help make the world a better place.

My name is Rob Speekenbrink and I will be your teacher in this course, that will help you improve your online impact as a scientist.

I am very pleased that you acknowledge the importance of online impact as a scientist and science communication. I am also very grateful that you are willing to invest your time in the online debate by adding your scientific expertise.

Becoming active on professional online platforms like LinkedIn, ResearchGate and others is a behavioral change where it is important to remember that it is not enough just to share. Next to sharing inspiring news and transferring knowledge – you need to interact too. Of course, we will emphasize this in the course.

This course is a blend of e-learning, an (online) expert session, and an (online) intervention session. The e-learning part contains information and explanations, instructions, quizzes, and assignments. The quizzes and assignments are meant as working documents for you and your work on your profile. There, save the documents such that you can use them when creating your online profile. During the sessions, you will explore your barriers, challenges, and your approach and by the end of this course, you will be able to search precisely for (and find) relevant content, interact with impact, and add scientific value to a professional platform. This will profit both you and your research.

Course objectives

  • Creating your online profile as a scientist and defining its position as part of the (online) society;
  • Aligning the online platform of your choice according to your profile;
  • Learning to actively participate in relevant online debates;
  • Position you as an online scientific expert on your scientific topics

Structure of the course

On your Dashboard, you can log in to your account. Here you can keep track of your courses, quizzes, and assignments and you have the opportunity to ask your questions to the teacher.

The course online impact as a scientist for Ph.D.’s TU Delft Graduate School covers these topics:

Fill out
this online intake before 19-4-2022.

Online Start Session
19-4-2022 from 11.00 – 12.00

Online Self-Study Modules

Private Online Session
We will book this together after the first session (Monday 9-5-2022 or Tuesday 10-5-2022). The purpose of this private meeting is to help you with your questions and outcomes with the first part and to have a jump start to part 2.

Online Self-Study Modules

  • Online impact as a scientist on LinkedIn
  • Online impact as a scientist on Twitter

Intervision Session
7-6-2022 from 14.00 – 15.30 or 9-6-2022 from 14.00 – 15.30

Together with the other participants, we will round up the course and cover what experiences you have made in the online scientific society. We will also look forward to how you can have a long-lasting online impact as a scientist. You will help each other answer questions you have prepared before the session.