The Library is running our web 2.0 for researchers programme in June 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:
- networks and networking
- online collaborative tools (including Prezi, Dropbox, Google Drive and Slideshare)
- social bookmarking citation and reference management
- evaluation tools (for measuring the impact of social media)
The workshop will take place on Friday 7 June and the online modules will need to be completed by the end of June. 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.
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 a Mendeley for Researchers workshop. We will also be introducing a new workshop – An introduction to writing for Wikipedia. These will all take place in June. We will post details on this blog (and on the library website) when they are confirmed.
For further information email Jenny Evans