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  • 1. Bite Size Technology Sessions to 1 Support Research, Teaching and CollaborationAndy TattersallUniversity of Sheffielda.tattersall@sheffield.ac.uk 01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 2. The importance of managing your references and other information sources for your research bid and project
  • 3. 3ScHARR• The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) specialises in health services and public health research• ScHARR concentrates on postgraduate teaching and delivers a teaching and learning portfolio based on research-based, international, multi-disciplinary and world-class curricula 01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 4. 4A growing problem• Too much choice – which one is best?• Too little time – too much time wasted• Lack of awareness – lack of application01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 5. 5Time is the key A Solution? Used under a Creative Commons By Attribution Licence Some rights reserved by Akash_Kurdekar 01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 6. 6“Insanity is doingthe same thingover and overagain andexpectingdifferent results”.Albert Einstein Image used under a Creative Commons By Attribution licence Some rights reserved by thematthewknot 01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 7. 7The IngredientsInformal promotion via email,blogs and in house postersInformal interactivepresentations from a mixture ofacademics, technical, clericaland professional staffStaff, PGR and PGT studentswelcomeand…cakes 01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 8. 8 Copyright Go!Animate.com01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield http://goanimate.com/movie/0RhjoHpSyveg/1
  • 9. 901/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 10. 10Planting seeds Image used under a Creative Commons By Attribution licence Some rights reserved by John Tann 01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 11. 11 Structure20 minute session 10Minutes for questionsGuest speakers from acrossThe UniversitySlides made available andrecordings uploaded toIntranet, YouTube andVimeo 01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 12. 12 The story so far• Started in Autumn 2010• 29 previous Bite Size sessions - includingGoogle Docs, Prezi, PowerPoint tools, professional social networks, uSpace, Echo360, Pubget, Research Net Contribution, Assessment Methods, Screencasting, Wikis, Electronic Voting Systems, Senate teaching awards, Google Scholar, Mendeley, rss, social media, Google Apps, voice works, data copyright and the Cloud, MOLE 2, mobile phone apps, video capture. 01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 13. 13 To comeThe Research Excellence Framework, supervising PhD students, what the Teaching Support Unit can do for you, Scirus scientific search engine, Google Maps for Research, Plagiarism, Medline, Cinahl, what ScHARR Library can do for you, Interactive whiteboards, creating effective posters, how to give a memorable presentation, research costing 01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 14. 14 Feedback The evaluation54 Respondents, including a few PGT and PGR students (25% staff approx) Image used under a Creative Commons By Attribution Licence - Some rights reserved by kev.flanagan 01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 15. 15Do you think attending short sessions such as BiteSize is an effective way of learning new ways ofworking? Yes: 50 Not Sure: 4 No: 001/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 16. 16Has attending a Bite Size session helped youwith your work, research or teaching?Yes: 35Not Sure: 14No: 501/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 17. 17What do you think of the duration of thesessions?Too Short: 7Just right: 47Too long: 001/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 18. 18How important is it for you to learn about newdevelopments, tools and websites for your job orstudy?Not Important: 0Partially important: 17Very important: 3701/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield
  • 19. 19 Short, focused, interactive, They are good, quick intro to a new entertaining tool. Because theyre given in person you have the chance to ask questions. I like the social (cake and tea) aspect of it. meeting other colleagues you I really like dipping might not know into a topic I would otherwise not have learnt about. Great idea, like the cakes, Its short, there is cake, wish Id thought of it, and if the topic isnt of but reassured to see immediate use to you that it is genuinely not then you dont feel easy to get researchers like you have wasted to take time out. time learning about it.01/11/2011 © The University of Sheffield

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