University Services for Online Students

If you’re an online distance learning student, you can access the University of Edinbstudent with laptopurgh’s support services from the following links:

Online Workshop- Online Distance Learning-Welcome! – January 2017

(PGT – Online) Online Distance Learning – Welcome! ODL Only

  • Wednesday 11th January 2017 @ 14:00-15:00
  • Thursday 19th January 2017@ 19:00-20:00

This is an online drop-in session with staff from the Institute for Academic Development.  It is designed for you to ask any questions about starting and getting prepared for your Online Distance Learning (ODL) course at Edinburgh.HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08

There will be members of staff from the Institute for Academic Development (IAD – PGT study support) available at the session to help you orient around the online provisions, as well as providing a space just to talk about what it’s like to be an ODL student.

*This session is for ODL students only

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

Upcoming Online Distance Learning Sessions

There are a number of events specifically for online distance learners (ODL) at the University of Edinburgh.

Events for semester 2 of 2016/17 are listed on the Online Events page on this blog, please visit for more information.

Below is a list of some of the online workshops we will run in semester 2.

Online Distance Learning – Welcome!
Get the best from your library
Endnote
Mendeley
Zotero
Getting Started with Your Studies
Being Critical
Working Effectively Around Your Life
Getting Started with Scientific Writing
Dissertations for Publications
Project Planning
Decision Making in Practice
Being Critical for Your Dissertation
Searching Research Literature
Getting Started Writing Your Dissertation
Dissertation Panel

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

Online Distance Learning – Welcome!

There are a number of events specifically for online distance learners (ODL) at the University of Edinburgh.

Events for semester 1 of 2016/17 are listed on the Online Events page on this blog, please visit for more information.

Below is a list of online workshops we will run in semester 1.

Getting Started with Your Studies
Online Distance Learning – Welcome!
Get the best from your library
Endnote
Mendeley
Zotero
Effective Slide Design
Being Critical
Managing Your Exams: Strategies and Tips
Working Effectively Together
Getting Started with Scientific Writing
Being Critical for Assignments
Managing your exams: effective revision techniques
Networking for your Project
Dissertations strategies for writing
Postgrad Launchpad – Part I: Thinking about a PhD?
Postgrad Launchpad – Part II: Thinking about a PhD?
Project Planning

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

University Services for Online Students

If you’re an online distance learning student, you can access the University of Edinbstudent with laptopurgh’s support services from the following links:

 

Online Workshop- Zotero Bibliographic Tools – 3 March 2016

(PGT – Online) Zotero (Bibliographic Tool) Tutorial

  • Thursday 3rd March at 19:00 – 20:00

    zotero

This session is intended for any online distance learner who would like get help or

advice for using Zotero 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 Zotero account https://www.zotero.org/user/register/

2. Download both the Firefox plugin and the standalone client: https://www.zotero.org/download/

3. Follow these video tutorials for getting started https://www.zotero.org/support/screencast_tutorials

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

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

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.

Online Workshop: Working Effectively Around Your Life – 22 February 2016

(PGT-Online) Working Effectively Around Your Life

  • students22 February 2016 at 12:30 – 13:30 (UK Time)

This course is aimed at part-time and online Post Graduate Taught students.

This course is aimed at part-time, online and other PGT students who have substantial commitments in addition to their academic workload.

A masters course is an intensive and demanding period. You have to fit a lot of challenging work in around your life, your work, your family etc. and try to keep up the momentum going between semesters. This online, interactive workshop aims to give you practical tips and strategies to working effectively for your masters.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues they would like to discuss.

Pre-coursework

Participants are asked to think of their biggest challenge when it comes to time management – and be prepared to tackle it!

This session will not cover

  • Subject or discipline-specific advice
  • English Language advice

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

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

To check the time zone – please click the following link:

https://eu1.bbcollab.com/site/external/isoTimeZoneConverter

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.

Online Workshop: Getting Started with Scientific Writing – 1 February 2016

HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Scientific Writing

  • 1 February 2016 at 19:00 – 20:00 (UK time)

If you find writing a challenge, you are not alone. There are a number of difficulties, but many writers find that their biggest problem is simply getting started.

In this online session we will focus on strategies we can use to help us get over that fear of the big blank page.  We will look at freewriting and how this can help us generate text and also help us think on paper.  By the end of this one hour interactive online session, you will have a better understanding of what free writing is and how it can help you in your scientific writing and your scientific thinking.

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 follow the following link:

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

To check the time zone – please click the following link:

https://eu1.bbcollab.com/site/external/isoTimeZoneConverter

 

PGT Online Workshops Getting Started With Your Studies and Being Critical

Woman and laptopIn January 2016 the following events and workshops are open to all Taught Masters students at the University of Edinburgh. The workshops below are on-line.

(PGT – Online) Getting Started with Your Studies

  • Friday 22 January 2016 at 12:30 – 13:30

Starting a Masters programme can be an exciting but stressful time. You will have to fit a lot of challenging work around your other commitments. This online, interactive workshop will be based on participant responses to the question:

What’s the one thing do you want to know about starting your studies but were too afraid to ask?

Depending on responses, the workshop may cover:

  • Differences between undergraduate and postgraduate learning environment
  • Academic expectations
  • Getting the most out of your course

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues they would like to discuss during the workshop.

(PGT – Online) Being Critical

  • Monday 25th January 2016 at 12:30- 13:30

As a masters student, you need to be critical… but how? And what exactly does it mean?  This quick, interactive online workshop will give you some starter ideas on how to take a more critical approach to thinking generally for your masters.

Students are encouraged to ask questions and voice opinions during the workshop.  Students are asked to think about what ‘being critical’ means to them.

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

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

Online Workshop: Getting Started with Your Dissertation – 25 March 2015

(PGT-Online) Getting Started with Your Dissertation HeeHaw/Edinburgh Uni/05.02.08

A dissertation is a serious investment of time and energy. It is the defining feature of a Masters so it is worth thinking about what it is you really want to do with it and what you really want to get out of it. Finding and expressing your motivation will keeping you going through the intense, and sometimes challenging, dissertation period.

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.

The IAD is running a series of dissertation writing and planning workshops, for more information, please follow the link below.

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

To check the time zone – please click the following link:

https://eu1.bbcollab.com/site/external/isoTimeZoneConverter