Western Libraries Workshops

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Western Libraries is offering several workshops next week. Slides and session recordings will be shared with registrants. 

Introduction to Open Educational Resources
 Tuesday, November 9 at 10:30am  

Description: Open Educational Resources (OER) offer an accessible and engaging alternative to commercial textbooks and course materials. OER are educational materials (like textbooks, streaming media, simulations, and more) that are free of cost and access barriers for learners. They are also editable and adaptable, meaning that they can be customized to suit your course content. Join this workshop to learn: 

  • The basics of Open Education and Open Educational Resources, including their benefits to the teaching and learning experience 
  • How to identify Open Educational Resources with Creative Commons Licenses 
  • How to get started with finding, adapting, or creating Open Educational Resources (and where to get support with doing so) 

Register here  

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Literature Searching for Systematic and Scoping Reviews 
Tuesday, November 9 at 10:30am 

Description: This interactive workshop introduces methods for systematically searching the literature, including identifying key databases and developing a thorough search strategy. Tips and tricks in the major databases will also be demonstrated. Leave knowing: 

  • How to identify and search key research databases 
  • How to apply advanced searching techniques 
  • How to develop a search strategy for your own research question 

Register here 


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Understanding your Research Impact 
Wednesday, November 10 at 1:30pm 

 Description: Research impact refers to demonstrating how your research is contributing to your field, to the academy at large, or to the community. In this session you’ll learn about tools for demonstrating the impact and reach of your research. We will explore the benefits and pitfalls of impact metrics such as impact factors, h-index, citation counts, and altmetrics. We will also talk about how an ORCID iD profile can ensure that you receive consistent, reliable attribution for your work. Session outcomes:  

  • Understand key research metrics and altmetrics Learn about different tools to use to find metrics 
  • Be aware of the implications of using impact metrics 
  • Learn how an ORCID iD can help demonstrate research impact 

Register here 

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall