Early career academic mentoring using Twitter: the case of #ECRchat

Early career academics around the world frequently see themselves as being in need of targeted career support to navigate the years directly following [Doctorate of Philosophy] PhD graduation. The growth of discussion groups on Twitter that target these users raises questions about their potential usefulness to address career development support needs. This paper reflects on the authors' experiences of starting a career development discussion group via Twitter for early career academics. Drawing on the group's tweets during its first year, [the authors] explore its role as a peer-mentoring for ... Show more

Authors: Ferguson, Hazel; Wheat, Katherine L.

Published: Abingdon, England, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2015

Resource type: Article

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