lighting out for the territories

This week has been amazing already, so many people to see  and things to do before I go. I have been clearing out my desk and my emails and remembering again how much fun it has been to work here. Edinburgh … Continue reading

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periodic table cupcakes

Ida Freund (1863–1914) was the first woman to be a university chemistry lecturer in the United Kingdom. She is known for her influence on science teaching, particularly the teaching of women and girls.  She wrote two key chemistry textbooks and invented the … Continue reading

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whirled book day

E-readers and content are becoming increasingly popular. If you are in the business of knowledge creation and publication come along to IT Services to find out how to make the most of this new technology. What to make: We will be offering … Continue reading

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tools for researchers

In a couple of weeks I will be speaking at an SHRE event on researching the student digital experience. As my regular readers know, we have done a bit of that at Oxford. In preparation for my talk I am … Continue reading

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engage more oxen

During Michaelmas term last I took part in the 23things  medium-sized open online course (msooc) exploring uses of social media for research. The course was one part of the #oxengage ‘Social Media Michaelmas’ . I did not work for extrinsic … Continue reading

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“One last thing”

 I have been participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas .  Thing no. 23 is to reflect upon what you have learned from doing 23 things. The experience of following the 23things course has been exhausting, with several new … Continue reading

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“the order of things”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas . The finishing line is in sight.  Thing 21: Using Doodle and other online scheduling tools I have never had to organise a meeting using Doodle or meet-o-matic, although I have … Continue reading

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“things can only get better”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas . Term is nearly over! Thing 19: Reference management tools online This is a technology which has developed in leaps and bounds since I last needed to manage complex reference … Continue reading

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“The way you do the things you do”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas and I am running to catch up. Things 16, 17 and 18: Sharing research online; Exploring images online; Using creative commons These things are all linked for me. I find images  online … Continue reading

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“a Jedi craves not these things”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas and I don’t want to fall behind. Judging from the other 23thingsbloggers I am not the only one struggling to keep up. Thing 13: Finding presentations and podcasts One of … Continue reading

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