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Organise yourself! An introduction to web tools

Organise yourself! An introduction to web tools



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    • Organise yourself! An introduction to web tools
    • Introduction
      • Why use web tools?
      • Time/personal management tools
      • Research tools
      • Tools for producing and storing information online
      • Tools for collaboration
      • Miscellaneous tools
    • 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!
    • Time management
    • 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
    • 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
    • Personalised homepages
      • Bring together all your resources on one page and make it your default homepage
    • Producing/storing documents online
    • Online document storage
      • Store documents online as an extra backup or to share with others
      • Link from your personalised homepage
    • Online document creation
      • Create text documents, spreadsheets or presentations online
      • Produce documents for numerous people to edit
      • Produce online surveys for research
    • Keeping up to date
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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