Tools and stuff

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This is "me"

As I said yesterday, I’ve been looking at the stuff I found from reading the records of the live Guardian discussion on 3rd June. I have a selection of podcasts, a look at Zotero and another online Digital Literacy starter kit.

The podcasts are from the University of Oxford and provide a marvellous selection from the Arts, Humanities and Science. There’s everything here from Archeology to WWI Poetry, and lots of basic stuff too Critical Thinking for Beginners, A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners all sorts of very interesting Podcasts. There’s something for everyone here.

I looked at another research tool too. You might have heard of this one, Zotero. I tried Zotero myself sometime ago and it was very easy to use. Just a little concerned about its reliability as the site went down for short while last week – not what you expect from Cloud computing. May be I’m being a bit harsh on them, is anyone using Zotero – it would be good to get a users point of view.

I mentioned the blog from Imperial College in the last post and I’ve come across another similar blog that I thought you might be interested in. Its called, “25 Research things to do” and it’s produced by the University of Huddersfield. It does what it says – the blog gives you 25 things to do with Web 2.0 type technologies that can help you with your research work. The things to do are divided over a nine week period and the people who produced the blog believe you need to spend about an hour each week on the tasks but it doesn’t all have to be done in one go.

I’m off for a coffee now but I’ll find some more stuff for tomorrow.


About timjohnson
I came through a tortuous path to the role of Adviser in Digital Literacy in the Information and Learning Services Department. In the past I was a: Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics, Senior Lectuer in Midwifery, Midwifery Sister, Staff Midwife, Nurse, Secretary, Bars Manager. I would have liked to be a jeweller and silver smith but of course there is always retirement for that :)

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