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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Friday, 22 June 2012

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us



Posted by Andy

My lovely wife sent me this the other day, and even though it's not a library / information video - I thought it was pretty interesting and thought it would be good to share it on the blog. Plus it's enhanced by those cool people at RSA Animate who could make the dullest talk sound brilliant. Any way, find out what makes people tick and how to get the best out of them :-)

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Latest Research Funding Update



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Post by Anna
The latest issue of the Research Funding Update can be viewed by following this link


Previous editions of the update can be viewed here

Take Five - June 2012



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Post by Anna

The latest edition of Take Five is packed full of new websites, research funding opportunities,training courses and current awareness.

An archive of the Take Five Newsletter and other research funding updates can be viewed here

Monday, 18 June 2012

Opening up our practices - Going Google
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Posted by Andy

I thought I'd share this wonderfully visual presentation by the University's Sarah Horrigan from this year's Google Apps for EDU European User Group meeting. It gives an insight into why we're Google, what we're doing using Google and where we're going with Google and beyond at The University of Sheffield. 


Friday, 15 June 2012

Latest Research Funding Update: Fellowships and Studentships





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Post by Anna
The latest issue of the Research Funding Update can be viewed by following this link


Previous editions of the update can be viewed here

ScHARR Bite Size for Research #27 - Sheffield Healthcare Gateway Support for Commercialisation, Consultancy and Collaboration - 20th June, 2.30pm - Eric Wilkes Room



Posted by Andy
 
The final Bite Size session for this series looks at Sheffield Healthcare Gateway.  The Gateway serves as a single contact point for industry and other external organisations who want to engage with the University through research, contracting or licensing.
Our team of Business Managers are here to liaise with and form partnerships with Industry, and work with Fusion IP to commercialise Faculty intellectual property.  Karen Booth, Gateway Business Manager will give a short presentation and take questions.

ScHARR IR staff at the cutting edge of Learning Technolgy!

IR's Andy Tattersall finally got his big break recently, when he was interviewed for the CICS Learning Technologies Blog about the range of learning and research technologies he's been piloting in ScHARR, including Google Hangouts on Air. You can see the full interview here, or see below for a taste of the kind of work the Andy has been up to lately!



Posted by Claire

Monday, 11 June 2012

ScHARR Bitesize for Teaching #23 Online Marking: Tuesday 12th June, 2.30 Eric Wilkes Room


Posted by Andy

Now that things are returning to normal following the Jubilee celebrations, it's time for us to start thinking about the next Bitesize - hurrah!

Please see below the abstract for Luke's Bitesize session on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 - on Online Marking in the Eric Wilkes room, starting at 2.30pm
Title: "Online Marking: Getting to Grips with GradeMark"
Abstract: This bitesize session will explore Turnitin's online marking tool, GradeMark. The session will include a demonstration of the software from the markers' perspective and a look at how our students use it view their assessment feedback. Also it will involve a tour of some of the tool's new functionality, information on how GradeMark is being supported centrally at this institution and a forward look at what we might expect from GradeMark in terms of future improvements. 

As usual, bring your drink and we'll supply the cakes.

20 Search Tips for Google Masters

Posted by Andy 

 I discovered this wonderful presentation on 20 search tips for Google via the excellent Mashable site, enjoy.

Friday, 1 June 2012

ScHARR Bite Size for Research - Web Conferencing Tools


 Posted by Andy

This week as part of the 50th ScHARR Bite Size session we took the brave step to deliver a session from three different locations using Gooogle Hangouts On Air to look at the various Web Conferencing tools out there. I was joined by Chris Clow from the IC and Graham McElearney joined us in Regent Court on a different floor. Considering who quickly we put this together things went well and technology didn't fail us - which was the main thing. See what you think.