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Week 8 (+50) Hangouts, Doodle and Dropbox

Google hangouts, Skype, Viber, Discord, WhatsApp and a plethora of other services all enable group discussions or meetings without needing the group to be in the same room. Everything achievable with these tools can be achieved by gathering the participants in one place but this is not always possible, these tools are therefore invaluable. The… Continue reading Week 8 (+50) Hangouts, Doodle and Dropbox

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Week 7 (+50) Altmetrics, Open Access, Copyright

This was a peculiar one for me, as unlike the vast majority of researchers I am largely uninterested in publishing my research. My work is commercially sensitive and leads directly to a product, the results are tangible. What work I do submit for publication is very carefully prepared so as not to assist any competitors.… Continue reading Week 7 (+50) Altmetrics, Open Access, Copyright

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Week 6 (+50) Making and Sharing Media and Research Online

Some of the tools discussed I had used before successfully, notably screen-capture combined with audio recordings to produce simple training videos. I find these to be effective when instructing people how to use specific functions within a more complex user interface where the alternative is trawling through a lengthy user manual. Of the tools I… Continue reading Week 6 (+50) Making and Sharing Media and Research Online

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Week 5 (+50) Wikipedia and Online Presentations/Podcasts

In general I find online presentations and courses extremely useful. I do not use them as a sole source of knowledge but in a complementary fashion. The ease of searching for and finding suitable content varies from topic to topic but overall there is enough available that something useful can be found. Podcasts can be… Continue reading Week 5 (+50) Wikipedia and Online Presentations/Podcasts