Digital Soft Skills to manage your PhD work: Science 2.0 and ePortfolio
Conducting a research thesis is a long-term undertaking for graduate students. In order to complete their research, PhD students often have to develop a bunch of informal skills on their own. Acquisition and practice of those skills can advantageously be translated into timesavings and efficiency in their everyday tasks.
The objective of this seminar is to combine theoretical and practical guidelines to help graduate students take appropriate praxis to explore digital resources, get more pertinent information, and optimize their informational awareness so as 1) to better deal with the ever-evolving Web technologies and 2) to develop their Personal Learning-Research Environment (PLE).
The seminar will mainly focus on three poles:
- Acquiring skills in the fields of documentary, bibliographical and scientific information search on the Web;
- Developing and/or improving efficiency in personal organization and collaborative work through fresh methodologies and better awareness and uses of Web 2.0;
- Sensitizing and/or improving knowledge in digital copyright issues in teaching and research.
This CUSO seminar is an opportunity for each participant to share their own experiences. It will enable participants to work with the proposed methods and tools so as to better transfer them into current practices. It will further be extended in the form of an online forum inviting discussion to enforce a community of interest and contribute to a shared resource center.
The seminar is scheduled on two separate days:
- Day 1 (September 30th , 2014): Formal presentations followed by 3 workshops
- Day 2 (November 27th, 2014): Formal presentation followed by 3 workshops and synthesis of the seminar.
Omar Benkacem, University of Geneva
Pierre-Yves Burgi, University of Geneva
Denis Gillet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne
Dominique-Alain Jan, Teachers Training School of Canton de Vaud / The Open University (UK)
Laurent Moccozet, University of Geneva
Bineta Ndiaye, University of Geneva
Hervé Platteaux, University of Fribourg
Patrick Roth, University of Geneva
Program and activities progress
1/ Tuesday 30 september 2014
9h30 - 10h00 : Reception
10h00 - 10h15 : Welcome and introduction
10h15 -11h15 : Science 2.0. How to succeed your thesis in the era of social networks and distributed information / Denis Gillet
11h15 -12h15 : Use of ePortfolio by PhD Students / Patrick Roth & Dominique-Alain Jan
12h30 - 13h30 : Lunch
13h30 - 15h30 : Workshops
- Use of ePortfolio / Patrick Roth & Dominique-Alain Jan
- Organize, manage your Personal Research Environment / Denis Gillet
15h30- 15h45 : Coffee break
15h45 - 16h00: Synthesis and experience sharing of the seminar.
2/Thursday 27 november
8h30 - 8h45 : Reception
8h45 - 9h00 : Welcome and introduction
9h00 -10h00 : Digital Copyright for Education and Research (copyright as creator and consume ) / Pierre-Yves Burgi
10h00 -10h15 : Coffee break
10h15 -11h15 : Digital Copyright for Education (Case studies) / Pierre-Yves Burgi
11h15 -12h15: Investigate your own PLE to let it evolve / Hervé Platteaux
12h15 - 13h15: Lunch
13h15 - 14h00 : Use and practice of Web 2.0 for researchers / Laurent Moccozet & Omar Benkacem
14h00 -15h00 :Use and practice of Web 2.0 for researchers ( Workshop) / Laurent Moccozet & Omar Benkacem
15h00 -15h15: Coffee break
15h15 - 16h00: Synthesis and experience sharing of the seminar & MYPLE Description and presentation / Hervé Platteaux
Audience: PhDs in all research fields
Dates: 2 days: Tuesday 30 september and Thursday 27 november , 2014
Schedule: 9:00 AM to 16:00 PM, welcome at 8:30 until 9:00 AM
Location : University of Geneva : http://www.unige.ch/presse/static/plan/mail.html
- Tuesday September 30th 2014 Room : 3389
- Thursday November 27th 2014 Room : 3020
Take tram 15 at the central railway station and get off at “Uni-Mail”
Content and resources of the two day seminar are partially based on the DICE and PLE projects, developed within the AAA-SWITCH program and financed by Secretariat for Education and Research (SER) under the federal program of education, research and innovation 2008-2011.
More information about the course: http://competences.cuso.ch/activites/