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January 10, 2013

Blogs, Twitter, wikis and other web-based tools: Collaborating and building your online presence 2013

by Debbie

Web 2.0 for researchers programme

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The Library is running our web 2.0 for researchers programme in February 2013, aimed both at PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.

This course gives participants the opportunity to consider the implications of using web 2.0 tools and technologies (also known as social media, social software, new or emerging technologies) on their online (and consequently research) identity as well potential legal and ethical impacts. It also enables the exploration of social media / online tools and their relevance to research and related activities.

The programme features both a face to face workshop (including content on your online research identity and legal and ethical issues) as well as two optional modules to be completed online, to be selected from the following content themes:

  • blogs
  • multimedia
  • networks and networking
  • online collaborative tools (including Prezi, Dropbox, Google Drive and Slideshare)
  • RSS
  • social bookmarking citation and reference management
  • wikis
  • evaluation tools (for measuring the impact of social media)

The workshop will take place on Friday 1 February and the online modules will need to be completed by the beginning of March. It is expected that approximately 4 hours will be needed to complete the programme.

Participants will be encouraged to contribute to a group blog set up for recording experiences and views on the topics covered by the programme.

Booking details

If you are a PhD student, the course counts as part of the Graduate School Professional Skills Development programme. For more information and booking details please see the Graduate School website

If you are postdoctoral researcher then email Andrew Day to book your place.

Along side the programme we will be running a Twitter for Researchers and Mendeley for Researchers workshop. These will both take place in February. We will post details on this blog (and on the library website) when they are confirmed.

For further information email Jenny Evans

June 18, 2012

Blogs, Twitter, wikis and other web-based tools: collaborating and building your online presence

by Debbie

If you are interested in learning more about the tools and technologies available to use for your research (as well as the impact they can have on your online identity) we are re-running this course (initially run in 2011) for PhD students through the Graduate School Transferable Skills Programme.

To find out more about the programme (and for booking details), see the Graduate School course description or take a look at our programme blog which will give you an idea of what is involved (though do bear in mind it is in the process of being updated).

The opening workshop will run on 2 July from 2pm-4pm and the online content will need to be completed by the end of July.

Follow us on Twitter by following @research20 (or the hashtag #research20)

If you are a post-doc or researcher interested in the programme, please do email Jenny Evans, and if numbers allow we will include you!

The Library will also be running a Twitter for Researchers and Mendeley for Researchers course in July. I will post details here when they are available.

July 12, 2011

E-book of the month: Succeeding with your Master’s dissertation

by Debbie

This month’s featured e-book is Succeeding with your Master’s dissertation (2011, 2nd ed.) by John Biggam.

This new edition for 2011 offers straightforward guidance to help Master’s students to clarify their objectives and structure their work in order to produce a successful dissertation.

Using case examples of both good and bad student practice, the handbook takes students through each step of the dissertation process, from their initial research proposal to the final submission. The author uses clear illustrations of what students need to do, or not do, to reach their potential, helping them to avoid the most common pitfalls.

You can access the book by clicking on the cover image above, or you can see the catalogue record here for more details.

Search for more e-books via our databases and e-books page or library catalogue, or browse e-books for other months.

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