Lesson plan session five - keeping up to date

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Lesson plan session five - keeping up to date

  1. 1. Humanities Module - Session Five: Keeping up to dateLesson planDuration Topic Content Method5 mins Opening • Allow a little time for late arrivals • Brief talk • Introduction of trainers • Housekeeping: o fire exits o planned alarms o toilets o expected finish time o When questions can be asked • Ensure everybody logs into the computers • Show of hands for anybody not logged-in5 mins Introduction and • Purpose of the session • Brief talk with supporting PowerPoint slides background to the • Learning outcomes session • Organisation of the session • Exercises, Take-home exercises, Demos • Reasons for different formats of exercises10 mins Introduction to • Benefits of CA services • Talk with supporting PowerPoint slides current awareness & • Methods of being alerted (email, RSS) • CommonCraft video: RSS in Plain English alerts • Types of alerts (saved search, …) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU) • Warning! Information Overload: receiving too many alerts • Keeping up to date page on Library website • Highlighting several tools, should not try to use them all15 mins Table of Contents • Introduction to Zetoc • Talk with supporting PowerPoint slides (ToC) alert • Introduction to ToC alerts within Zetoc • Initial guided demonstration, • Exercise 1: Course participants will be asked to set up a ToC • Course participants to carryout subsequent exercise using alert session workbook, tutor support • Show of hands to ensure attendees have completed exercise / practice
  2. 2. 15 mins ISI alerts • Introduction to ISI Web of Knowledge • Talk with supporting PowerPoint slides • Reasons for selecting ISI Web of Knowledge • Initial guided demonstration, • Exercise 2: Course participants will be asked to set up one • Course participants to carryout subsequent exercise using search alert designed to retrieve articles that are relevant session workbook, tutor support to the attendee • Show of hands to ensure attendees have completed exercise / practice15 mins Google Scholar alerts • Introduction to Google Scholar alerts. • Talk with supporting PowerPoint slides • Exercise 3: Course participants will set up a Google Scholar • Demonstration by tutor Alert • Course participants to carryout subsequent exercise using • Citation and author alerts in Google Scholar session workbook, tutor support10 mins Discussion lists • Definition and purpose of discussion lists • Talk with supporting PowerPoint slides • Positive and negatives of using discussion lists • (Take-home) Exercise 4: Subscribing to a relevant list on • Identify leading lists, such as those below: JISCMail. Using session workbook • H-Net • JISCMail • Google Groups • Explanation of take-home exercises10 mins Using RSS to follow • Introduction to blogs • Talk with supporting PowerPoint slides blogs in Google • Introduction the use of blogs in research • Demonstration by tutor Reader • Google blogs • (Take-home) Exercise 5: Following the jrul researchers blog • Following blogs and twitter using RSS using Google Reader. Using session workbook • Issues around different browsers10 mins Special feature: • Introduction to Mendeley • Talk with supporting PowerPoint slides Creating and Using • Overview of Groups feature • Supporting video Groups in Mendeley • Sources for further information, help and support • Mendeley YouTube channel15 mins QnA & Closing • Review of content covered in this session • Talk with supporting PowerPoint slides and relevant • Identify sources of further help and support websites/pages • Mention Mendeley session: 15/04/12

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