Organise yourself! An introduction to web tools

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Organise yourself! An introduction to web tools

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

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