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Getting Started: Training

IOE Library Training & UCL Support

Librarians at the IOE can offer training in or outside the library on a variety of topics (literature searching, referencing, social media, etc.).  The Autumn term is a busy time for library training so individual training slots may not be available until November.*

Types of Library Training include:

 

You can also take advantage of central UCL library training at LibrarySkills@UCL.

You can also find more information on guides and elearning information here.

 

IOE IT Training

Computer training sessions are offered on a termly basis. The training programme is designed to support students and staff in the use of emerging technologies to create digitally literate educational practitioners and professionals. It offers:

  • Hands-on workshops and demonstration sessions in a wide range of applications and tools.

  • Courses looking at: Endnote, WordPress for blogging, Twitter, XMnd, screencasting, iPad apps, Prezi, Evernote and OneNote (digital notebooks), Macintosh applications, Office 2013 applications and more.

  • Sign up for UCL Institute of Education IT Training here.

    The training programme schedules, links to software guides and news of other training related issues are available from IT Training.

    For regular updates on computer training, join the 'Computer Training Updates and News' list by contacting the IT Training Analyst at ioe.ittraining@ucl.ac.uk.

IOE Endnote Training & Support

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The IOE, UCL Libraries and Clarivate offer a range of Endnote support.


 

Lynda.com offers thousands of top-quality video based training courses in a wide range of topics: software, technology and creative skills are covered. Lynda.com courses are in three broad areas – Business, Technical and Creative – which are broken down further into about twelve different categories. For more details and information on how to log in see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lynda.

UCL Drop-ins

 

You are welcome to attend ISD's drop-in sessions where an IT trainer will be able to offer guidance and answer any specific queries you might have (e.g. Endnote).

The drop-ins take place on Tuesdays (10am-12pm) and Wednesdays (2pm-4pm) in Room 223, Chadwick Building. No appointments are taken so you are encouraged to arrive early.

Specialist support is offered in these areas but is not always available and will depend on the staff on duty. We recommend contacting the Digital Skills Team by email to check that the specialist help will be available.  For example:

  • Using statistical analysis tools (Stata, R)

  • web development (HTML & CSS)

  • programming (Matlab, Python, Java)

  • qualitative analysis software (Nvivo)

  • formatting longer documents (LaTeX)

  • database design (Access, SQL)

  • graphics and image manipulation (Photoshop)

  • bibliographic software (EndNote, Zotero)

Academic Writing Centre & UCL Teaching Toolkit

The Academic Writing Centre supports both home and international IOE students in a variety of ways:

  • short courses

  • one-to-one tutorials

  • Skype tutorials

  • phone tutorials.

 

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