Training courses - build your own

Higher education is going through a period of change transforming it beyond recognition. The web, social media and new approaches to scholarly communications are driving that. Academics and research students have a wealth of opportunities to engage with the world beyond their offices and labs. There is much to be gained by immersing yourself into the world of digital academia. There are also the pitfalls and overload of platform choice as to how best navigate this brave new world.

To help this transition I offer a variety of bespoke training courses to suit your group or organisation's best needs. My training style is informal, very engaging and interactive. Experience has taught me that learners are at their most receptive if they are in a relaxed and comfortable environment.  I enjoy passing on the knowledge and tools to ensure attendees take away as much practical skills as they can.

"My workshops are focused around empowering researchers and their professional support staff to help themselves and be much less reliant on others to deliver their message."

Who can benefit from my workshops

Library and information professionals within an academic environment

Academics from early career researchers to those more established in their career

Postgraduate Research Students

Postgraduate Taught Students

Professional staff involved in supporting academics in the area of scholarly communications and digital academia

Typical learning objectives

  • Greater understanding of social media, how it can be effectively used within academia

  • Use of creative, low cost, digital technologies to enhance self-directed eye catching research communications

  • Development of a suit of tools and skills to help deliver effective, impactful research communication campaigns

  • Understanding of how research communications fit within the new Open Research setting

 

Below are examples of workshops I am able to deliver

 

An introduction to scholarly communications and social media in the digital age.

Using creative tools to enhance your research communications

 

Build your own workshop

I am able to offer training on any of the below if you wanted to build your own one day workshop.

Twitter

Blogging

Altmetrics

Social media

Infographics

Podcasting

Open Research

Reputation Managament

Scholarly communications

Video and animation creation

I also offer workshops on beating digital disruption and writing productivity and have extensive experience in facilitating online and face to face writign retreats. The feedback from these sessions is always very positive.

The 'build your own workshop' is just like making your own takeaway pizza. I provide a base and the essential sauces (introduction to how academia is changing in a digital world)., you chose the toppings.  You can also suggest specific areas you may want to cover more deeply or even ones I have not covered in my list above.