New Media, New Research: Using the internet in research for the A level Extended Project

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This presentation was done for A level students from the Queen Elizageth I College in Leicester, on 18 October 2012, as part of their preparation to begin research for their A Level Extended Project

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New Media, New Research: Using the internet in research for the A level Extended Project

  1. 1. New Media, New Research: Using the internet in research for the A level Extended Project Terese Bird Learning Technologist and SCORE Research Fellow For Queen Elizabeth I College EPQ seminar 18 Oct 2012www.le.ac.uk Photo by slimlibrary on Flickr
  2. 2. What will we talk about?• Google is not enough• What’s ‘good’?• Excellent online ‘libraries’• How to reference YouTube, iTunes U, Flickr• Online surveys and interviews Photo by Ed Yourdon on Flickr
  3. 3. The truth about Google• Google is a business, not a service• When you Google something, the results are different from when your friend Googles it• Examine the website carefully
  4. 4. Websites can have excellent information• Consider the motive of the writer• Advert?• Look at the small print
  5. 5. What’s ‘good’?• ‘Peer reviewed‘• ‘Primary source’• Examine the motivation for writing• Examine who paid for it• Educational authorities• BBC, Government
  6. 6. Blog post by an expert
  7. 7. New online ‘libraries’: YouTube.eduyoutube.com/education
  8. 8. New online ‘libraries’: iTunes U
  9. 9. New online ‘libraries’: iTunes U
  10. 10. Flickr
  11. 11. Vimeo – vimeo.com
  12. 12. Specialist Websites
  13. 13. www.le.ac.uk/manufacturingpasts
  14. 14. Why does Leicester have a Statue of Liberty on a roundabout? Photo by Wyrmworld on Flickr
  15. 15. It was a building once… Photo: Myleicestershire.org.uk
  16. 16. Why do the old factories burn?
  17. 17. http://myleicestershire.org.uk
  18. 18. How to reference a YouTube video?
  19. 19. How to reference a blog post
  20. 20. Internet power for surveys• SurveyMonkey
  21. 21. Internet power for interviews• Skype• Google Hangout• Ask permission to record or quote
  22. 22. Internet Power: Twitter
  23. 23. Internet Power: Twitter
  24. 24. Use the internet wisely Photo by ocean.flynn on Flickr
  25. 25. This is the light background• There’s also a layout for a title with a light background.• And a layout for a plain slide and one with just a heading.• If you need more layouts you can make extra masters. Go to Master slide view and create new ones.• Marvellous isn’t it?

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