Online Workshop -Decision Making in Practice – 2 Parts – 28 February and 3rd March 2017

(PGT – Online) Decision Making in Practice – Part 1 and Part 2

  • (Part 1) Tuesday 28th February 2017 @ 19:00-20:00 (UK Time)
  • (Part 2) Friday 3rd March 2017 @ 19:00-20:00 (UK Time)

This is a two-part workshop with sessions. Please only book a place if you are able to attend both sessions.

We all make decisions every day. However, that doesn’t mean we all find it easy.  Indeed, the ability to make good decisions may make the difference between success and failure in many aspects of life.  What influences our decision making?  What is a good decision?

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How can we arrive at the best possible decision?   How do we think about risk? During these two online sessions we will address these questions, using a mixture of short interactive lectures interspersed with activities, including one that you will do offline between the sessions, that will allow you to discover what kind of decision-maker you are, and to put your decision making into practice.

After the workshop each participant will:

  • understand the factors—economic, psychological and social—that influence your own decision making and that of others
  • be able to define an important decision and an effective decision
  • be able to use these insights to make more effective personal decisions
  • be able to understand the decisions of others and how you may influence them
  • appreciate how individuals think and decide about risk.

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

 

Online Workshop-Top 10 Tips for Delivering your project – 23 February 2017

(PGT – Online) Top 10 Tips for Delivering your project

  • Thursday 23rd February 2017 @ 19:00-20:00

All successful projects need to be actively managed.  This is true ofcalendar writing a dissertation, planning a research project, gaining employment or even cooking a meal for friends.  In this online lecture we will look at how we should approach a project, plan it and execute it.  Along the way we will look at the commonest mistakes people make as well as a number of tips that will help us bring our project to a successful completion.

After the session each participant will:

•        be able to define the different component parts of a project
•        understand the common challenges that arise when managing a project
•        be familiar with simple project management tools and techniques
•        be able to put these into practice

 

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

 

Online Workshop-Mendeley Web (Bibliographic Tool)-22 February 2017

(PGT – Online) Mendeley (Bibliographic Tool) Tutorial

  • Wednesday 22nd February 2017 @ 12:00-13:007603612464_fee805cd5a_o

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or advice for using Mendeley to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily in essays and other written work.

*Before* the workshop, you should

1.Sign up for a Mendeley account and download the desktop client: http://www.mendeley.com/

2.Follow these video tutorials for getting started: http://www.mendeley.com/videos-tutorials/

3. Try to use Mendeley before the tutorial – you’ll get more out of the tutorial if you do.

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

 

 

The Festival of Creative Learning – 20-24th February 2017

new-fcl-fb-cover-imageThe first University of Edinburgh curated week of the Festival of Creative Learning will take place from 20-24th February. The Festival has evolved out of the five-year run of Innovative Learning Week (ILW) and is an opportunity for staff and students across the University to develop and deliver their own events to support their ongoing learning and personal development in a creative way.

Most of the events are free, open to all students and take place in various venues across the University. Some events even provide a chance to travel further afield. We have produced a Festival of Creative Learning Guide which had been beautifully designed by Dave McNaughton and includes further information about how the Festival developed, how to get involved and an overview of some of the events on offer. You can access the Guide online or pick up a copy from various venues across the University. From early February we will also be distributing free branded tote bags so be sure to look out for our student Promotion Assistants as you travel around campus.

The full programme of events and booking information can be found on our website.

Workshop -(PGT) It’s About Time…Managing Time – 20 February 2017

(PGT) It’s About Time…Managing Time Personal Efficiency and Effectiveness

  • Monday 20th February 2017 @ 14:00-17:00

This workshop will help you to:book

• Reflect on your current actions and priorities
• Behave efficiently as well as effectively and so manage your time more productively.
• Prioritize and place your focus in appropriate areas

To find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Online Workshop -Dissertations for Publications – 17 February 2017

(PGT – Online) Dissertations for Publications

  • Friday 17th February 2017 @ 12:30 – 13:30image of a keyboard

Want more from your dissertation? Think about a publication!

Your dissertation requires a substantial amount of time and effort from you, so how can you get the most out of it? One way to make your dissertation work for you is to publish it. Many dissertations represent significant additions and advancements to their field. Publishing is a way to get your work noticed and can lead to surprising opportunities. And it doesn’t have to be just journal articles!

This 1 hour, online interactive workshop will discuss strategies for producing a range of publications from your dissertation. It is open to online and on-campus students.

This workshop does not include

  • Referencing and formatting
  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Workshop -(PGT) Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing – 16 February 2017

(PGT) Critical Reading, Essay Planning and Writing

  • Thursday 16th February 2017 @ 13:30 – 16:30

Being a masters student is challenging, not just because of the level you will be learning at but also the amount of work (e.g. r22eading and writing) you’ll be expected to do, and all the while being ‘critical’. With so much to do, using effective strategies will help you to manage the different demands of your masters.

This workshop will focus on practical strategies for masters-level effective reading and writing, and developing your critical thinking during these. Participants will be able to practice some strategies in short exercises during the workshop.

This is an interactive workshop and discussions and questions by participants are warmly encouraged.

This workshop does not include

  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice

To find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

Online Workshop-Endnote Web (Bibliographic Tool) – 15 February 2017

(PGT- Online) Endnote Web (Bibliographic Tool) Tutorial

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017 @ 12:00-13:00

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get helpend-note-logo or advice for using the web-based version of Endnote to keep a database of literature sources and create reference lists easily in essays and other written work. Please note that this session is focussed on the web-based version of EndNote and will not cover the desktop version.

*Before* the workshop, you should:

1. register for the web version of EndNote using your UoE identity, so you get additional server space and referencing styles: http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/mvm/EndNote_Web_registration.pdf

2. follow this online tutorial for getting started with the web-based version of Endnote:
https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/HowTowiki/Using+EndNote+Online+to+Manage+your+References

3. Try to use EndNote web before the tutorial – you’ll get more out of the tutorial if you do.

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

To find out more and to book a place, please click the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

 

Workshop-Developing Your Research Question

(PGT) Developing Your Research Question

  • Wednesday 15th February 2017 @ 09:30-12:30book

Research is about answering questions. These may arise in our day-to-day work, our studies or unexpectedly, apparently out of the blue. But, there is a difference between an idle thought and a meaningful research question. This workshop is about this difference and takes participants through those important first steps in the research process, helping them develop their own research questions and to begin thinking like a researcher.

After the workshop each participant will:

  •  be familiar with the history of the research process
  • understand the range of different types of questions and be able to identify those that may be defined as research questions
  • be familiar with examples of good and bad research questions
  • understand the importance of an hypothesis
  • have a working strategy for developing their own research question.

To find out more and to book a place, please click on the following link:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/postgraduate/taught/courses-events/open-workshops

PGT Newsletter – February 2017

The Institute for Academic Development PGT Newsletter (February 2017) is now live. You can download it from  http://edin.ac/16wZUnc

The newsletter provides further information about:pgt_newsletter_6_feb_2017

  • All workshops available in February 2017
  • IAD Learning Resources
  • Festival of Creative Learning
  • Managing Your Digital Footprint
  • Events and courses information
  • Resources
  • Masters Blog and Twitter
  • IAD Cancellation Policy

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