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Digital Tools for Researchers

This free, online-only course aimed primarily at research students and early career researchers will introduce a variety of essential online resources to enhance how you conduct, manage and communicate your research. The course is open for you to access any time 24/7 and use at your own pace.

Digital Tools for Researchers 17/18 on Moodle.

By using the course and undertaking the activities included you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain hands-on experience of using a range of digital tools
  • Enhance your online identity across different platforms
  • Learn more about using social networking to enhance your academic practice
  • Explore web publishing as a means to disseminate your research
  • Reflecte on the usefulness of different digital tools for your own academic practice
  • Engage with key current issues and debates relating to digital technology in the academic context

The course convenors are Steve Ranford (IT Services), Yvonne Budden (Library) and Michele Underwood (Student Careers and Skills).

Course Modules

  • Collaborative Working
  • Prezi for Academia
  • Organising Information
  • Open Access
  • Research Data Management
  • Data Literacy: working with space
  • Data Literacy: working with texts
  • Introducing Bibliometrics

Optional Certification

This course will use "open badges" as a form of digital certification to recognise your achievement. Those who complete the course requirements will receive the "Digital Tools for Researchers" badge.

To receive your badge we ask that you reflect on the learning from the course and submit your reflections in a form of your choosing to the panel of module leaders for review.

Read the About the course page on Moodle for a full description.