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Workshop: Online and digital identity for scholars

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


February 18
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Moore Institute Seminar Room G010 Ground floor The Hardiman Research Building


David Kelly

This workshop will explore the ideas of online and digital identity from a scholarly perspective. Participants will learn how tools such as blogging, twitter and a ‘domain of one’s own’ can allow them to professionally connect, share and network online. We will discuss the challenges of developing an ‘authentic online voice’, and explore the benefits of having an active, managed online presence.


Register to attend the workshop on Eventbrite.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the potential benefits of having a managed online identity
  • Have examined and compared a variety of social and online tools
  • Map their current online presence with the Visitor and Residents mapping approach
  • Develop a personalised approach to online networking
  • Have explored case studies of how to enhance their online identity in a higher education context
  • Workshop facilitators and speakers

Blaneth McSharry has worked as a Learning Technologist at NUI Galway for the past six years, with industry experience in graphic design and marketing. She was the lead developer on the “All Aboard” project and the originator of their popular ‘Metro Map’ approach to developing digital skills and confidence. She has produced extensive multimedia teaching materials, and has initiated and supported several digital badging implementations. She has designed and facilitated workshops and training sessions, and integrated a range of technology solutions into educational contexts. Over the past three years, she has co-ordinated the Digital Champions initiative, a staff-student partnership on campus which aims to increase the digital confidence of staff and students.

Grainne McGrath (to follow)

Are you a Digital Scholar?

Developing skills with digital technologies can be a challenge for researchers interested in digital and open scholarship.

To help, the Library, in partnership with the Moore Institute, presents a series of informal workshops to share practice-based expertise, know-how, and experience in technologies and methods, that will enhance your experience of newer forms of scholarship.


The series

26 November 2019 – Web maps, data visualisation, and mapping with NeatlineDavid Kelly and Cillian Joy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

17 December 2019 – Managing digital collections. Objects, metadata, ingestion, and accessAisling Keane. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

14 January 2020 – Scanathon. Crowd-sourced digitisationAisling Keane. G011, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

18 February 2020 – Online and digital identity for scholarsBlaneth McSharry & Grainne McGrath. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

10 March 2020 – Video production for scholarsEileen Kennedy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

14 April 2020 – Working with images in Python for researchCillian Joy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00