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ERIC Number: EJ1104518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Toot Your Own Horn! Share Your Successes through Publication, Conferences, Awards, and Professional Development
Schulte, Marthann
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v64 n2 p133-136 2016
Working at a distance brings several benefits, often offset by several detriments. One aspect of working at a distance is the difficulty in sharing successes and promoting accolades. These successes may be personal, team, program, or institutional. But, as a distance worker it can seem daunting or even futile when attempting to "toot your own horn." This article aims to serve as inspiration and encouragement so that distance workers may share their successes through publications, conferences, awards, and professional development. Everyone creates excellent continuing education products for their jobs. These products frequently evolve through one's daily efforts, regular workload, and job expectations. Normally, such projects are undertaken for a specific institutional purpose, and once completed are not advanced or shared within the institution or the profession. This is unfortunate because hours/days/months of hard work are then relegated to institutional archives never to be used again in practical, applicable ways. Instead of dooming such projects to the status of historical footnote, it is better to continue to share this information with others. Dissemination of high-value work for those outside one's immediate team not only allows one to demonstrate their abilities, it can inspire others to use, duplicate, or continue that work. At times, a higher level or larger audience can highlight new avenues and benefits to the original work, further benefiting the original author. This article offers ideas to help the reader share his/her worthy products with a wider audience and receive greater recognition and exposure for his/her excellence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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