Brisbane: Powering up your 2018 (data skills) training

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QUT Gardens Point Campus

2 George Street

Brisbane City, QLD 4000


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Venue: QUT Gardens Point at The Cube. Rooms: GP-P413 and GP-P413A

Are you ready for research and data skills training and support in 2018?

2018 already? Yes - it’s just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how to get the greatest impact and reach for your research and data skills training activities.

This workshop will focus on training around research and data skills techniques applicable to any academic learners in universities, research institutions or virtual laboratories eg HDR students, early and mid career researchers, users of virtual laboratories or national eresearch infrastructure etc

Who should come along?

These workshops would be of interest to research and data skills training providers at:

  • universities
  • research institutions
  • virtual laboratories and NCRIS facilities

We particularly encourage people to get together with allied training teams at your institution and come as a group to work towards targeted and seamless support and training programs for 2018:

  • Training and support groups for the Nectar Virtual Labs or NCRIS facilities
  • Data or Liaison Librarians
  • Faculty training teams
  • Institutional Graduate School/s training teams
  • Research Office training teams eg Ethics

What's on the program?

This workshop is an opportunity to have a fresh look at your research and data skills training activities for the 2018 academic year.

Using case studies, hands-on problem solving, theory and examples, we will explore:

    • Skills are critical to make the most of the Australian eresearch infrastructure investments

    • What motivates Academically Contextualised Adults to learn new skills, new methods, new practices in their research? Applying adult learning theories to research training. Behavioural frameworks: Kylie Poulton, Sue Hickson, Maria Connor Griffith Uni

    • Developing your end-to-end data skills and support programs Jeff Christiansen: Supporting the Genomics Virtual Lab: what we need to consider when supporting researchers

    • Finding a place for your training and messages in the competitive research landscape: clickbait and other attention getting strategies!

    • How do you know if you are making a difference: evaluating your programs

      1. Frankie Stevens: evaluating Intersect programs

      2. Mark Hooper QUT how we have refined our courses in response to (a) feedback mechanisms, and (b) the literature about learning design

    • Exploring the theory and practice of your training options

      • Workshops: Belinda Weaver: Software and Data Carpentry

      • Online courses: Bergita Shannon, eLearning Technology Support, QUT

      • Online information pages: Manuel Stavropoulos
    • Putting theory into practice: powering up your 2018 data training programs: Amberyn Thomas, UQ

Networking lunch 12.30-1.00pm

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NOTE Placeholders for:

  • Melbourne Workshop: Tues, 6 Feb at Monash University Library
  • Adelaide Workshop: Wed, 7 Feb
  • Perth workshop: Fri, 9 Feb
  • Sydney workshop: details soon!

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