Results from the Researcher Development Framework

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  • Prepare an application that successfully marries the desired information within your CV, covering letter and your online presence, using Word 2010.

  • Dreamweaver is one of the most popular website authoring tools. This course book and related exercises introduce you to the Dreamweaver development environment and shows you how to create a simple web site.

  • Even small web sites can become difficult to maintain and keep up to date. This course book and related exercise files show how the tools in Dreamweaver can be used to help with the management of your page content, and the site as a whole.

  • This course book and related exercise files show you how to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) within Dreamweaver to add styling and layout to your web pages.

  • This module is about poster design. It emphasises how the design process should be approached in PowerPoint, but there is much that is also applicable in other tools.

  • This course book and related exercise files builds on the basic skills that you already have in using PowerPoint to help you create effective presentations. The book is arranged as '10 principles' that address different aspects of presentation design, and can be used as a guide for creating new presentations, or enlivening existing ones.

  • Digital images are a valuable part of your research and presentations, sometimes critically so. This session introduces you to some of the key issues that you need to be aware of when sourcing, adapting and using them. Although the focus is the use of images in an academic context, the ideas covered are equally relevant to your personal image collections.

  • Audacity is a free, cross-platform, audio-editing application. It can be used to create digital audio material suitable for a course, a podcast or on a website.

    In this module you will learn how to use Audacity to record, manipulate and save a sound file.

  • Scribus is a free, open source desktop publishing application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. It is emminently suitable for creating posters, leaflets and brochures, and booklets up to about a hundred pages or so. This course book uses Scribus to introduce you to the main concepts of desktop publishing.

  • Audacity is a cross-platform, free program for recording and editing sound. You can use it to record live audio or to edit existing recordings. The website has a comprehensive help guide and the software is easy to use yet powerful enough to edit and produce good quality results.

  • An important part of your research is disseminating your findings. You do this in your thesis and published papers, of course, but there are many other ways you can share your results.

    To think about: How do you share? What do you share? What can you release? Who do you share with? How do you protect your rights to your findings?

  • There are many ways you can make information about yourself and your work available online.

  • The impact factor (IF) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field.

    Measuring research impact is important because it helps you to:

  • Adobe Captivate is a tool you can use for recording onscreen activity.  Captivate can be used for creating interactive simulations, software-skills training, quizzes and e-learning courses.  Captivate runs on Windows computers with a beta version currently being tested for the Mac.

  • Adobe Captivate is a tool you can use for recording onscreen activity.  Captivate can be used for creating interactive simulations, software-skills training, quizzes and e-learning courses.  Captivate runs on Windows computers with a beta version currently being tested for the Mac.

    Follow tutorials from the Adobe company, to learn about the interface and how to use Captivate

  • The Journal Citation Reports (JCR) are used to identify the most influential journals by subject. They are particularly useful for researchers looking to publish in high impact journals. JCR ranks journals in Science, Technology and Social Sciences using a range of impact factors based on citation data (i.e. the number of times a journal has been cited).

  • Scopus is a major database for literature searching in Science, Medicine and some Social Science subjects.

  • The Web of Science is a huge literature searching database, bringing together 5 major tools for searching high impact scholarly journals, books and conference proceedings:

  • This module is about poster design. It emphasises how the design process should be approached in PowerPoint, but there is much that is also applicable in other tools.

  • This course book and related exercise files builds on the basic skills that you already have in using PowerPoint to help you create effective presentations. The book describes the presentation creation 'journey' from planning to delivery. It is accompanied by a presentation that can be used as an ideas source, and a collection of open-ended exercises for you to try.

  • 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.

  • This course works with Audacity and OpenShot to produce podcast resources to represent academic practice or outside interests

     

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Podcasting: An introduction".

  • 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".

  • The course will get you comfortable using your mobile device to create short videos to suit a variety of needs.

     

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Video: Shooting movies on your mobile".

  • This course introduces the key concepts in developing an online presence strategy.

     

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Online presence: Taking control".

  • Before coming along to the workshop, take the opportunity to look at some examples of posters in your own field. These may be 'hanging around' your department, or perhaps colleagues are willing to share posters they have created. You might like to identify aspects of the posters which work (and those that don't).

    You can see online examples of posters at the following web site:

  • This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Video: Editing and post-production". It will take you through the topics you will need when you take part in the workshop activities.

  • 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.

  • Before coming along to the workshop, take the opportunity to think about presentations you have seen in your own field. You might like to identify aspects of the presentations which worked (and those that didn't). You could also recall the best and worst presentations you have seen on any topic.

    You can see online examples of presentations at the following web site:


     

  • In this course we will use various software packages, such as Illustrator and Inkscape, for creating vector-based illustrations such as diagrams, technical drawings, maps and logos. These vector-based graphics can be scaled without losing quality making them ideal for printed documents.

  • The activities below will prepare you for the workshop 'Flipped learning and live audience preparation. We strongly recommend that you browse the following links BEFORE attending the workshop.

  • 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 course works with Audacity and OpenShot to produce podcast resources to represent your academic practice, departmental work or outside interests.


     

  • Audacity is a free, cross-platform, audio-editing application. It can be used to create digital audio material suitable for a course, a podcast or on a website.

     

    This video activity will help you prepare for the workshop "Audio: Recording the spoken word".

  • This recorded webinar provides a general introduction to web accessibility, including common issues encountered, the importance of considering accessibility and high level guidance on producing accessible sites including:

  • This iMovie course shows you the basic workflow involved in editing video on a computer to make a finished project. You will learn how to create a sequence from video footage that is trimmed and edited. Other features include adding text, transitions, music and effects where appropriate to facilitate the creation of a well-polished short film.

  • This recorded webinar provides an introduction to key aspects of web accessibility relevant to web designers.

  • 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.

  • A recorded webinar providing guidance for organisations on creating and maintaining an accessibility policy, including:

  • This is the first recorded webinar in a three part series aimed specifically at website developers. The first two webinars cover key aspects of web accessibility relevant to web developers and how to create sites that meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), level AA. 

  • This is the second recorded webinar in a three part series aimed specifically at website developers. The first two webinars cover key aspects of web accessibility relevant to web developers and how to create sites that meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), level AA.  

  • Third webinar in a three part series aimed specifically at website developers. This webinar builds on the previous two webinars, looking in detail at accessibility considerations for JavaScript coding.

  • This recorded webinar provides an introduction to key aspects of web accessibility relevant to website content editors and authors.