Results from the Researcher Development Framework

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  • This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Video: Planning, producing and shooting".

  • Watch this video for some suggestions on how to use an iPad for research and academic work.

  • "Data Sharing and Management Snafu in Three Short Acts" is a short (and entertaining) animated video from NYU Health Science Libraries.

    It provides a vivid illustration of some key issues in research data management – and why these matter.

  • Mendeley describes itself as "a free reference manager and academic social network". You can use it to organise your papers (group, tag, filter), search them, add annotations (notes and highlights) and share these with others. You can access your library from multiple computers and mobile devices. You can also use Mendeley to find new material based on what you are reading.

  • Use EndNote to build a library of the papers, books and other text you encounter in your research. EndNote also helps you insert citations to those works into your own word-processed documents and papers.

  • WebLearn is Oxford University’s VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), sometimes called a learning platform. It is used for making teaching and learning materials available in one integrated location, as well as for interaction and communication between teaching, learning and research communities.

     

  • Once you have collected and analysed your data and read the relevant literature, it is time to synthesise your research. You have to combine your thoughts, results and conclusions with references and illustrations and write it up in a suitable format.

  • Many researchers work together in a research group or on a project. Even if you are not involved in collaborative work in that sense, you can gain some of the benefits of working with others, whether that is working on a joint project or simply sharing ideas and experiences with researchers working in similar areas.

  • Typically, your research data will be analysed and written up into one or more research outputs – books, theses, articles, conference papers, and so forth. However, the data itself may well also be a valuable resource, and consequently you may wish to consider sharing or archiving it.

    Read an article with further information.

  • A.nnotate is an online tool which allows you to upload and annotate documents (including PDFs), web snapshots, and images. You can organise material using folders and tags; text documents, tags, and your notes are indexed for easy searching. Uploaded material is stored in your own private space, with options to share individual documents or folders with other people.

  • Apache Subversion is an open source version control system. For those working on collaborative research projects which involve writing program code or developing software applications, it may be a valuable aid; it can also be used as a more general document management system.

  • A blog will allow you to publish what you want to say online in a quick and simple way, using text, sound, images, video.

    Blogs can have more than one owner/writer: for example a joint blog for a research team. You can opt to allow readers of your blog to comment on your posts.

  • Diigo is an online bookmarking and annotation tool. When you add a Web page to your Diigo library, you can then highlight sections or add notes, much as you would on a printed document. Because your annotations are saved on the Diigo server, you can access them from any computer (or from a mobile device) by logging in to your Diigo account.

  • Diigo is an online bookmarking and annotation tool. When you add a Web page to your Diigo library, you can then highlight sections or add notes, much as you would on a printed document. Because your annotations are saved on the Diigo server, you can access them from any computer (or from a mobile device) or share them with colleagues.

  • A discussion board or forum is an online area where participants exchange their views and opinions on a given topic by posting messages.

  • Dropbox is a file synchronisation service.

  • The central Oxford University email is part of the Nexus365 service, which also gives you access to an online calendar. You can give other people access to your calendar, and schedule meetings, share contacts, tasks, files and folders with your colleagues.

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    Flickr is a way to share photographs. You can choose whether your pictures are visible to anyone or only to those you offer access and you can also decide to what extent others may use your photos.

  • Flickr is a way to share photographs: watch videos and learn how to use it efficiently

  • myExperiment is a Virtual Research Environment.

    With this web-based tool scientists can publish and share their workflows and experiments plans. Users can search, sort, and swap workflows and other digital objects.

  • Improvements in mobile technology are transforming the way we create video content. Everything from documentaries to feature films is now being shot on mobile phones. This one day course will guide you through the ins and outs of producing quality multimedia content with minimal equipment.

  • Creating an online presence can open up your research and teaching (or any interest!) to a global audience and is now essential in promoting yourself professionally to the outside world. This 3-hour workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to online presence and also gives a supported environment for you to plan, create, and add to your own projects.

  • Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Researchers have a huge amount to gain from engaging with social media in various aspects of their work.

  • MyStudyBar is a free 'floating toolbar to support literacy' (Eduapps.org). This session will explore some of the text to speech, screen masking and mindmapping applications, that are part of MyStudyBar and which help to make electronic text or information more accessible to users. Other free software/apps that can be used to support study (including study strategies) will also be discussed.

  • A comprehensive 3-day introduction to all the core skills needed to make a short documentary. You will have the opportunity to work on a project that reflects your interests with full support in filming and editing.

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Video: Producing a mini documentary".

  • This one-day, practical, hands-on course will introduce you to simple techniques to help you with conducting an interview and being interviewed, for audio and video.

  • You'll learn everything from shot sequences and interviewing, to story boarding and structure. It will give you a solid knowledge of the basics of production and filming up to the point of editing.

  • This 3 hour session will look at the benefits of using video to explain something and introduce you to a range of different tools to capture stills and video using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Learn about screencasting and its potential uses.
    We'll also learn tips and tricks to help you get started with video.

  • This task will give you a flavour of how the huge library of online video-based courses at LinkedIn Learning can help you in your work.

    You can try this task on your own, although it was designed to be done in a classroom with a teacher to support you.

  • Inkpath is a personal skills tracking app.

    Did you know that, as an Oxford researcher, you get a FREE licence to use Inkpath, and can take it with you when you leave? With Inkpath you can:

    •     Discover activities, resources and guidance from across Oxford, relevant to you

    •     Adopt goals and pathways curated by Oxford’s Divisions

  • A comprehensive 3-day introduction to all the core skills needed to make a short documentary. You will have the opportunity to work on a project that reflects your interests with full support in filming and editing.