Sydney: Powering up your 2018 (data skills) training

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

2018 is here 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

When: Tuesday, February 20, 9.30-3.30.
Registration and tea/coffee from 9.00 am

Where: The University of Sydney, Abercrombie Business School, ABS Collaborative Learning Studio 3090
BYO laptop or device if you can

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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. This workshop is the first in a series of two to be run over the next few months.

This first workshop is focussed on learning styles, training techniques and program planning. The second workshop will focus on content development.

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

  • Why 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?

  • Developing your end-to-end data skills and support programs.

  • Finding a place for your training and messages in the competitive research landscape

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

  • Putting theory into practice: powering up your 2018 data training programs.

Morning tea and light lunch will be provided.

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