LTG weekly newsletter – Michaelmas Term 12 – Week 5

LTG announce – Week 5

1. Resources for Remembrance Day

2. WebLearn and Turnitin courses

3. engage: social media michaelmas

4. ITLP courses – WISER: top up your information skills

5. Webcast recording: Connecting the dots between Open Access and Open Educational Resources

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1. Resources for Remembrance Day

Did you know that IT Services have been developing high quality resources to support First World War Studies for nearly 20 years? This year we have begun a new podcast series of short talks to present new perspectives on the world’s first experience of Total War. Produced by the University of Oxford, and presented by renowned experts in the field, the series moves beyond the mud of the Western Front to reconsider the varied impact of one of the largest conflicts in history:

First World War: New Perspectives is available on Oxford Podcasts http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/first-world-war-new-perspectives

Other resources produced by IT Services include:

2. WebLearn and Turnitin courses

WebLearn Bytes: Assignments
6th week Monday 12 November 12:30-13:30
Writing essays and receiving feedback on submitted work is an important part of the Oxford student experience. Did you know that the WebLearn Assignments tool allows a tutor or lecturer to set up an assignment (essay), with instructions, attachments, a specified due date and marking options? Students submit their essay in WebLearn, which keeps track of all submissions. Tutors have found that using this tool enables them to provide more extensive and meaningful feedback to students.

Book at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVL

Plagiarism: Turnitin fundamentals
6th week Friday 16 November 09:15-11:15
Turnitin is an online software application which compares matches of documents and is primarily used to detect instances of plagiarism. This course, aimed at new users of Turnitin, goes through the process of setting up the software and submitting papers to it. For Staff members and Postgraduates with teaching responsibilities only.

Book at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEO

Plagiarism: Interpreting originality reports using Turnitin
7th week Monday 19 November 12:30-13:30
What do the percentage matches mean? What about direct citations? Should I include bibliographies in the similarity index? This lunchtime session covers Turnitin Originality Reports and how to interpret the results.

Book at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TTEN

WebLearn: Making your site work
7th week Friday 23 November 09:15-12:15
After having attended the WebLearn Fundamentals course, and/or having used new WebLearn for some time, users need to know more about the planning, structure and design of WebLearn sites and the effective use of WebLearn tools.

Book at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TOVE

3. engage: social media michaelmas – http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/engage/

Engage: postcards from…
5th week Friday 9 November 12:30-13:30

Oxford-based researcher Nando Sigona started his blog “Postcards from…” in 2008. Since then his use of social media has expanded into Twitter and Podcasting to engage wider communities in his research on migration, asylum and minority issues. Nando presents on what he does and why it works in this lunchtime talk

Book at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/ENGD

Engage: Social media and building alumni relations
6th week Wednesday 14 November 12:30-13:30
The Alumni office uses social media to stay in touch with a vast range of people and issues. Come and hear how the office keeps in touch with our alumni and how they use twitter, facebook and linkedin to drive campaigns..

Book at: https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/ENGI

Engage: Crowdsourcing digital image collections
6th week Thursday 15 November 12:30-13:30
How can we harness the power of image sharing sites to build digital research collections? How can we engage the wider public in contributing to them? Kate Lindsay and Alun Edwards have led a series of crowdsourcing projects that engage the general public in University research via image sharing. Come to this lunchtime to talk to find out how they did it.

Book at: https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/ENGE

Engage: Copyright in the Digital Age
6th week Friday 16 November 12:30-13:30
Emily Goodhand is the Copyright and Compliance Officer at the University of Reading. She has a strong Twitter presence as @copyrightgirl and is Vice-Chairman of the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA). Her lunchtime talk will give attendees the confidence to deal with UK copyright law in the fast-paced digital age.

Book at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/ENGL

LinkedIn: Designing your academic profile
6th week Thursday 15 November 14:00-17:00
During this half-day course you will learn how to use LinkedIn in a practical and hands-on way to further your success in academia. Prior to the course you will need to have at least set up your own free personal LinkedIn account and bring the login details on the day.

Book at: https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TWOG

4.  ITLP courses – WISER: top up your Information skills

WISER: E-books
6th week Tuesday 13 November 14:00-15:00
An overview of what is currently available and how to access them from the point of view of the student, the researcher and the academic.

Book at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZC4

WISER: E-book readers
6th week Tuesday 13 November 15:15-16:15
How useful are e-book readers in academic work? Can they be used for accessing library materials? What are the features to look out for when considering purchase? These and similar questions will be considered with reference to the i-Pad, the Amazon Kindle and Sony Touch e-readers and smart phones.

Book at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZE11

WISER: Searching online news sources
6th week  Friday 16 Nov 10:15 – 12:15
News sources are primary resources for researching contemporary political and social issues. This session will provide an overview of the key resources and hands-on exercises with databases such as Nexis UK, Factiva, and Proquest.

Book at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZE13

WISER: Social science data services
7th week  Tuesday 20 Nov 14:00 – 16:00
Social science data services provide archives of data for use by researchers and students. The session will provide an overview of the available services and exercises with the Economic and Social Data Service and ICPSR.

Book at: http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZE14                                                

5. Webcast recording: Connecting the dots between Open Access and Open Educational Resources

On September 27, Cable Green of Creative Commons and Nicole Allen at Student PIRGs gave an Open Educational Resources (OER) dove into the basics of OERs, the relevance of OERs to the library community and the intersections of OER and Open Access.

Watch the webcast at http://goo.gl/l3cff

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