Working Smarter with the Web: Workshops to Improve your Research

Title: Working Smarter with the Web: Workshops to Improve your Research

Location: Computing Services Training Room 1, MAB, Brayford Campus

Date: 18th Feb 2009

Start Time: 12:00
End Time: 13:30

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Description: This workshop aims to help academic and research staff improve their research by making better use of the web.

Do you want to:

  • improve the way you search for funding information?
  • improve the way you receive and organise information about research and funding?
  • find out about ways to make research collaboration, networking and manuscript production with others more effective and efficient?
  • find out how to connect and find others with shared research interests?

If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions than this workshop is for you!

In this hour-long session we will show you how free and easy-to-use web-based tools such as RSS, social bookmarking, blogs and wikis can help you quickly complete otherwise time consuming or laborious tasks, e.g. searching for and organising research funding opportunities. We will also explain how to use social media to promote your research and easily connect with other like-minded researchers around the world.

Individuals from all disciplines with any research interests/activities are encouraged to attend.

The course will be held on 18th Feb in Computing Services Training Room 1, 1st floor MAB at 12.00. Refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited so to book your place ASAP, please email

Recommended preparation:

If you have a spare 15 minutes before the session, why not watch a few of these brief, informative videos. We will be covering some of these topics in the presentation and showing how they can help you in your research career. Come prepared with questions:

RSS In Plain English
Social Media In Plain English
Social Bookmarking In Plain English
Wikis In Plain English
Blogs In Plain English

If you want to find out more, read this JISC report to see how web 2.0 technologies are impacting the HE sector now:

JISC Report: What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education

9 thoughts on “Working Smarter with the Web: Workshops to Improve your Research

  1. Paul Stainthorp

    Hi David – hope you don’t mind, but I’ve pirated this in its entirety for the Winch!

  2. David

    Will definitely publicise the repository (and forthcoming launch events) at the workshop, but we’ll need to keep that training separate, partly because we’ve only got an hour to fit in all of the above! Wish us luck!

  3. Amr Ahmed

    That is great David (and the Research Office Team).
    In fact, it is on time, with the start of my collaboration in the NDA’s SUS-IT project. Those facilities will be very useful and we’re planning to utilise as much as possible of them {and “Huddle” as well, hope it is included!}. So, great to have a coincise introduction to those tools, within the research context.

    Looking forward for it…

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