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“Using Social Media to Enhance Your Research Activities” - Workshop Session at the #DAAD2013 Conference

“Using Social Media to Enhance Your Research Activities” - Workshop Session at the #DAAD2013 Conference | PhD | Scoop.it

Earlier today I facilitated a workshop session on “Using Social Media to Enhance Your Research Activities” at the annual conference of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), London.


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Ok, it is a very actual topic.

Brian Kelly is Innovation Advocate at CETIS, University of Bolton (UK) and writes a blog where he stores personal thoughts, reflections and observations on the role of the Web in higher and further education.

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Interdisciplinary research must sit at the heart of universities - The Conversation UK

Interdisciplinary research must sit at the heart of universities - The Conversation UK | PhD | Scoop.it

 

Academic “subcultures” differentiate themselves from each other by focusing on particular domains and developing exclusive languages ... the open exchange of ideas essential to successful interdisciplinary collaboration is not helped by competitive defence of academic territory, nor by aggressive attempts to claim it. Instead, it is enabled by a willingness to put aside individual interests and to risk participation in a generous, collective endeavour...

Such generosity needs to include time commitment, since building a collective research enterprise requires open and patient communication. As well as articulating their work in ways that researchers from disparate areas can understand, academics must also be willing to learn about their collaborators' ideas and methods.

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New research structures are required, as much as new leadership and practice. Interdisciplinary institutes and centres can provide space, support for intellectual exchange and a sense of community. Centres exploring topics such as environmental change, water issues or energy use have bridged departments in several UK universities.

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But the infrastructures of evaluating the quality of research in higher education, managed through the Research Excellence Framework and by the UK higher education funding councils, remain fragmented along disciplinary lines. This means there is currently little capacity to support the more transformative exchanges of ideas that are so essential to the vitality of the academy.

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Les universités tentent d’arracher au gouvernement une rallonge budgétaire

Les universités tentent d’arracher au gouvernement une rallonge budgétaire | PhD | Scoop.it

Les présidents d’universités demandent un supplément de 200 millions d’euros, estimant qu’ils n’ont plus les moyens de fonctionner ni d’investir. (...) - par Isabelle Rey-Lefebvre, Le Monde, 29/09/2014


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Take charge to steer your career in the right direction

Take charge to steer your career in the right direction | PhD | Scoop.it
In a shifting employment landscape, academics are urged to drive their own progress rather than letting it happen by accident. Plus the latest higher education appointments
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Academic energy research 'neglects needs of the poor' - SciDev.Net

Academic energy research 'neglects needs of the poor' - SciDev.Net | PhD | Scoop.it
Energy research in academic journals is skewed towards big, pricey tech projects and Western scientists’ agendas, researchers have said. This means that simpler technologies and social research into behaviour that could empower the poor and address their challenges are being overlooked. ... the article says that research funding in the developed world is overwhelmingly weighted towards energy supply and infrastructure rather than behavioural and demand-side issues. ... It adds that research tends to disproportionately favour advanced technologies, commercial fuels and large-scale power plants, despite billions of people worldwide relying on more basic facilities and on wood, charcoal and other biomass fuels.
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Introduction to academic research

This video introduces you to university-level research. It defines the terminology (scholarly / peer-reviewed.) It explains what aspects of a document or source would qualify it to be considered...
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FindAPhD Live! 2014 - PhD Student Experience Videos

FindAPhD Live! 2014 - PhD Student Experience Videos | PhD | Scoop.it
What students have to say about PhD's - PhD fair in Oxford on 28th October 2014. (Cliff from @UoMNews tells us about PhD funding. Come to FindAPhD LIVE!
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Why major creative breakthroughs happen in your late thirties

Why major creative breakthroughs happen in your late thirties | PhD | Scoop.it
James Murphy, the former frontman of the band LCD Soundsystem, made what he called the biggest mistake of his life at 21, when he turned down a writing job on a sitcom that was about to launch. The sitcom's name was Seinfeld.
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time goes by and today’s scientists have more to learn than their predecessors ... so we have later results ...

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Transforming university teaching and learning: UBC’s strategy for flexible learning

Transforming university teaching and learning: UBC’s strategy for flexible learning | PhD | Scoop.it

Flexible Learning Implementation Team (2014) Flexible Learning – Charting a Strategic Vision for UBC (Vancouver Campus. Vancouver BC: Office of the Provost, University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is one of Canada’s premier research universities with almost 60,000 students. It usually features within the top 30 universities worldwide in university rankings.

For the last 18 months, UBC has been developing a comprehensive strategy for teaching and learning for the future, and last week issued a report on its vision and how it plans to implement that vision. Although Flexible Learning is the term UBC has chosen to describe this strategy, it is in fact far more comprehensive and wide ranging than just blended or fully online learning. It is really about the transformation of teaching and learning in response to local, regional and global changes and challenges, based on a substantial amount of prior research, internal discussion, and input from external consultants (declaration of interest: I played a very small part in some of the early discussions of strategy).


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flexibility is useful everywhere and everywhen!

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Essay on how to tell if grad students are ready for a full academic job search @insidehighered

Essay on how to tell if grad students are ready for a full academic job search @insidehighered | PhD | Scoop.it

Entering the academic job market before your dissertation is nearly done is a risky proposition in many fields. But the job market typically occurs during very specific time frames in academe -- time frames that are different for each field, and that sometimes occur simultaneously with finishing writing one’s dissertation. So the question arises: When do you go on the market? When is it too soon?

 

 

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PhD Talk: Writers' Lab: Write, write, and write some more.

PhD Talk: Writers' Lab: Write, write, and write some more. | PhD | Scoop.it
One of the best pieces of advice I was given before starting my PhD was to spend the majority of my three years writing. Not thinking, not planning to write (although yes these are key elements to writing and doing a PhD generally), not writing endless to-do lists or downloading those journal articles to your IPad that you will ‘read on the train’, but writing – words on paper. The PhD journey ultimately ends with one thing – the thesis. Without it, there is no PhD. Coming to the end of my PhD, whilst there is still long way to go and a lot of writing to be done, having a basis for my thesis has really helped me. ‘It will be alright on the night’
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Effective Presentations - PowerPoint isn't all bad

Slides to accompany a 90-minute workshop on how to create effective presentations. Main points: prepare but establishing purpose, audience, good research and u…

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nice set of slide all about PowerPoint

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Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn

Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | PhD | Scoop.it

At the star-studded Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching (HILT) event earlier this month, where professors gathered to discuss innovative strategies for learning and teaching, Harvard’s  professor Eric Mazur gave a talk on the benefits of practicing peer instruction in class, rather than the traditional lecture. The idea is getting traction. Here’s more about the practice.

 

 


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The Science Careers guide to consulting careers for Ph.D. scientists - Science Careers Blog (blog)

The Science Careers guide to consulting careers for Ph.D. scientists - Science Careers Blog (blog) | PhD | Scoop.it
The Science Careers guide to consulting careers for Ph.D. scientists
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“Candidates with a Ph.D. have all the skills to be excellent consultants,” says Bennett, who earned a Ph.D.
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Is university the place to learn to be an entrepreneur?

Is university the place to learn to be an entrepreneur? | PhD | Scoop.it
Universities are working to kick-start a new generation of entrepreneurs – and prompting critics to question the wisdom of even trying
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The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs

The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn't MOOCs | PhD | Scoop.it

Online competency-based education has the potential to provide learning experiences that drive down costs, accelerate degree completion, and produce a variety of convenient, customizable, and targeted programs for the emergent needs of our labor market.

 

 


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Reconnaissance de l'expérience professionnelle des docteurs dans la fonction publique

Reconnaissance de l'expérience professionnelle des docteurs dans la fonction publique | PhD | Scoop.it
Avis - Le Gouvernement a décidé de rendre public l'avis du Conseil d’État relatif à la reconnaissance de l’expérience professionnelle acquise au cours de leur formation par les titulaires d’un doctorat.

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7 Indispensable Google Scholar Search Tips Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Indispensable Google Scholar Search Tips Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | PhD | Scoop.it

Google Scholar is definitely one of the best academic search engines out there. It is helping me a lot with my PhD studies and I am using it almost on a daily basis. The search part which I am sharing with you today is only a small part of what you really can do with Google scholar. There are actually several other features that are indispensable for academics and student researchers.


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Exercise Is ADHD Medication

Exercise Is ADHD Medication | PhD | Scoop.it
Physical movement improves mental focus, memory, and cognitive flexibility; new research shows just how critical it is to academic performance.
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PHD Comics: Statistics!

PHD Comics: Statistics! | PhD | Scoop.it
Link to Piled Higher and Deeper
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humorous contradictions through smart data analysis

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Unemployment among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers is below the National Average

Unemployment among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers is below the National Average | PhD | Scoop.it
[NSF 14-317] In 2013, an estimated 837,900 individuals in the United States held research doctoral degrees in science, engineering, and health (SEH) fields. Of these individuals, approximately 735,900 were in the labor force. The unemployment rate for SEH doctorate recipients in the labor force was 2.1% in February 2013, down from 2.4% in October 2010. Moreover, the 2013 unemployment rate of the SEH doctoral labor force was one-third of the February 2013 unemployment rate for the general population aged 25 years or older (6.3%).
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Shorter, better, faster, free

Shorter, better, faster, free | PhD | Scoop.it
Blogging changes the nature of academic research, not just how it is communicated

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Seven upgrade strategies for a problematic article or chapter

Seven upgrade strategies for a problematic article or chapter | PhD | Scoop.it

Do one thing well. Flatten the structure. Say it once, say it right. Try paragraph re-planning. Make the motivation clearer. Strengthen the argument tokens. Improve the data and exhibits ...

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A PhD in Zen: Six ways to keep your sanity while in a PhD program and beyond

A PhD in Zen: Six ways to keep your sanity while in a PhD program and beyond | PhD | Scoop.it
Having recently graduated with my PhD in Psychology (2nd best day of my life!), I now look back on my time in the trenches with a sense of fondness only given to those for whom time has granted the favor of forgetting pain. I think back to when I started graduate school: young, driven, fresh-faced and certain that at any moment, I would be outed at the imposter I was. I think back to when I started to get my intellectual footing, especially the moment when I realized, “Hey… I know more than I thought. Maybe I do belong here.” And I revel in the moment before my PhD defense (best afternoon of my life!) when I looked out at the audience, taking in the sea of purple-clad supporters, and I knew that I had already won the battle of a lifetime.
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UC Berkeley and Tsinghua University launch research and graduate education ... - UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, Tsinghua University President Chen Jining and Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin signed an agreement to establish the Tsinghua–UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute. The agreement is an addendum to a strategic partnership agreement signed by the two universities in 2012. It declares an intention to establish a joint institute, starting with research centers in three areas: nanotechnology and nanomedicine; low-carbon and new energy technologies; and data science and the next-generation Internet. Future centers will address additional collaboration topics and expand faculty engagement from across both institutions.

 

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16 Ways to Survive a PhD

16 Ways to Survive a PhD | PhD | Scoop.it
It's officially the start of a new academic year, which means it's time for a fresh batch of PhD candidates to enter the weird and wonderful world of doctoral research (I mean it; it really is wonderful).
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Sarah Crook, a London PhD candidate, give us free tips !!!

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