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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 18/19 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
  • Reflect 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), Julie Robinson (Library) and Michele Underwood (Student Careers and Skills).

Course Modules

  • Online Identity
  • Web Publishing
  • Collaborative Working
  • Presentation Technologies (forthcoming)
  • Organising Information
  • Open Access
  • Research Data Management
  • Data Literacy: working with space
  • Data Literacy: working with texts (forthcoming)
  • Intro to Bibliometrics

Optional Certification

If you are a Postraguate Research student and you wish to record your participation in the course on your Professional Development Plan, you can self-certificate each module individually in SkillsForge.

To help you identify which module(s) will be most useful for your own development, each module introduction lists the Framework areas, Skills and Themes that are most relevant to the content. It also indicates how long it should take you to complete the activities.

Read the Welcome guide on Moodle for a full description.