Following on from my 'Are you on Twitter?' post a couple of weeks ago and also discussions with some PGRs from the University I thought it would be appropriate to provide a short introduction to getting started with Twitter (for researchers!) Firstly I thought I'd deal with all Twitter-related jargon before exposing you all to the joy that is the Twittersville: A tweet - a … [Read more...] about Short Guide to the Twitterverse
“Next-gen PhDs fail to find Web 2.0’s ‘on switch’” – THES, November 2009 A THES feature article in November 2009 suggested that new-generation PhDs are slow to grasp the opportunities associated with Web 2.0 technologies. Since the launch of the Research Information Network’s ‘Researchers of Tomorrow’ Project (http://tiny.cc/oXQsm) researchers are mapping how so-called … [Read more...] about Adventures in Researcher Development 2.0
To tweet or not to tweet? I wonder just how many PG researchers are using Twitter to help them with their research and to keep up to date with developments in their field and HE in general? Current research sponsored by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is looking into how PGRs use Web 2.0 technologies - the interim results suggest that this research will become … [Read more...] about Are you on Twitter?
...Teach If you're looking to establish an academic career then teaching experience is crucial for your C.V. But how can you make the most of this experience? Most of you, at some point, will take the GTA Training Course run by the STDU here at Manchester and a few of you have also attended the CEEBL teaching workshops such as "Help I've Got A Tutorial" but how do you … [Read more...] about Those who can….
How confident are you at public speaking? "Nobody can intimidate me without my permission" - Eleanor Roosevelt Think back to the most engaging public speaker you have ever heard - what was it about their presentation that made it memorable? The chances are that the memorable bit had little to do with the content and more to do with the style of delivery. Public speaking … [Read more...] about Presentation Skills for PGRs