Our Identities, On the Ground and in the Cloud


Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native'

By Megan O’Neil

Professors at Northwestern University are training students to build online identities that can advance their academic and professional careers.


For Professors, Online Presence Brings Promise (and Peril)Premium Link

By Seth Zweifler

Some say scholarship online should count toward tenure. Others have had threats because of their posts.

Going Online


In Defense of Getting Personal on Twitter

By Alice E. Marwick

Pretending that we don’t have enthusiasms and obsessions outside of our research areas is disingenuous at best.


This College President Has More Than 30,000 Twitter FollowersPremium Link

By Santa J. Ono

For a leader looking to connect with increasingly far-flung constituents, breaching the sacrosanct personal-professional boundary can be a game changer.

Technology at Work


Behind the Screens at Penn StatePremium Link

By Lawrence Biemiller

Connecting sleek smartphone apps and old-school mainframes, the networks that run the giant campus are in a constant state of change.


What Enhanced E-Books Can Do for Scholarly Authors

By Jacob L. Wright

New tools can help disseminate work in art history, archaeology, and many other fields that have presented high hurdles for print publishing.