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  • 1. Organise yourself! An introduction to web tools
  • 2. Introduction
    • Why use web tools?
    • Time/personal management tools
    • Research tools
    • Tools for producing and storing information online
    • Tools for collaboration
    • Miscellaneous tools
  • 3. Why use web tools?
    • They require no specialist software
    • You can access them from any computer with internet access
    • They are usually very simple to use
    • They are also usually free!
  • 4. Time management
  • 5. Calendars
    • Schedule lectures, tutorials etc.
    • Have multiple calendars with different colours for different purposes
    • Add public calendars of interest (such as the InfoBites calendar !)
    • Print and share calendars
  • 6. To-do lists
    • Edit your to-do list online
    • Set deadlines and set up reminders
    • Print your to-do list or access it from your phone/PDA/
    • Add widgets to your homepage (more later!) or Google Calendar
    • Add tasks on the go
  • 7. Personalised homepages
    • Bring together all your resources on one page and make it your default homepage
  • 8. Producing/storing documents online
  • 9. Online document storage
    • Store documents online as an extra backup or to share with others
    • Link from your personalised homepage
  • 10. Online document creation
    • Create text documents, spreadsheets or presentations online
    • Produce documents for numerous people to edit
    • Produce online surveys for research
  • 11. Keeping up to date
  • 12. RSS feed readers
    • Keep up to date with useful blogs, websites and journals articles relating to your research area.
    • Also available in some e-mail clients (e.g. Outlook 2007, Thunderbird)
  • 13. Social Bookmarking
    • Save useful websites to refer to/read at a later date
    • Use tagging to describe the resources
    • Share with other students
    • Find similar resources from others
    Check out InfoBites at del.icio.us for useful resources from this presentation
  • 14. Learning Centre News
    • See if your librarian writes a blog and subscribe if so
    • Visit the UoW Learning Centres Facebook page to keep up to date with new services and events (including InfoBites sessions)
  • 15. Resources
    • Calendar
    • Google Calendar
    • To-do lists
    • Remember the Milk
    • ToodleDo
    • Personalised homepages
    • Pageflakes
    • Netvibes
    • iGoogle
    • Online document storage
    • Box
    • SlideShare
    • Windows Live SkyDrive
    • Online document creation
    • Google Docs
    • Zoho
    • SurveyMonkey
    • RSS feed readers
    • Bloglines
    • Google Reader
    • Social bookmarking
    • del.icio.us
    • del.icio.us/tag/infobites
    • Learning Centre News
    • UoW Facebook Page