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Category Archives: eResearch

Consultations: Getting out and about

eLearning and eResearch consultants Matthew Smart and Kimberley Johnston spent a morning working with distance staff at the recent (re)Design Workshop. Matthew and Kimberley answered a wide range of questions about the various teaching technologies available at Otago and how they might best be used to help staff achieve their various teaching goals. Questions included:

  • What’s the difference between a wiki, a blog and a discussion board?
  • Should I use Blackboard blogs or Otago Blogs?
  • How should I set up my discussion boards in Blackboard?
  • How can I get my students to engage with the discussion board more?

If you have an interesting IT project you’d like to start, but you’re not sure how to go about it or who to talk to – eLearning can help out. If your project is teaching or research based eLearning can help you work out what you’re trying to do, show you what is currently available and put you in touch with people around the university that can help you.

If you’d like some help contact the ITS Service Desk and a consultation can be arranged.

eResearch Toolbox

We would like to introduce the eResearch toolbox, one of the latest additions to the ITS website. The eResearch toolbox is a great way to help you determine the IT requirements for your research among the huge array of services that ITS has to offer.

The Toolbox will filter the services based on the selected requirements to help you choose the best one for you and your research. Clicking on an icon will show you more information about each tool. Check it out here.