getting started

  • course pack | Oxford only

    This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the Mac operating system (currently Mountain Lion) and how to navigate it. Core security settings are discussed and you should feel confident in starting to use a Mac for your day-to-day computing needs after attending this course.

  • course pack | Oxford only

    This overview offers a comprehensive introduction to the iLife suite and covers all the applications within. The course emphasises the intuitive nature of the suite, and the way iLife works collaboratively with media to achieve results that consistently deliver professional standards

  • website | Publicly viewable

    This 'free' downloadable book is written by Mark Wood, a freelance Apple Certified Trainer who occassionally teaches Aperture, Apple's professional photography application, as part of the IT Learning Programme.

    The book covers the essentials of Apple's presentation application, KeyNote. It is funded by occasional adverts within the text, but these are not intrusive. The book is a a useful companion to the Mac courses taught as part of the IT Learning Programme.

  • course pack | Oxford only

    JavaScript (JS) is a client-side scripting language capable of dynamically modifying web content within an internet browser. This course introduces you to language fundamentals, the most popular JS libraries, and provides real-world examples in AJAX, jQuery, and dynamic CSS.

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    Relational databases can provide a powerful way of managing your data, and there is a wide range of learning material available to help you learn to use it. Our databases teacher suggests pathways to lead you through the resources you need.

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    This course will give you a comprehensive introduction to Linux (the open source operating system).

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    This session covers the fundamentals of working in MapInfo. MapInfo is a geographical information system (GIS) that is very popular among entry-level users due to its low cost and ease of use. GIS is software that is designed to store, query, analyse, process and visualise spatial data.

  • course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 9

    This course book and related exercise files introduce you to the basic features of NVivo 9, one of the leading qualitative data analysis applications.

  • course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 10

    This course pack will provide an introduction to the basic functions of NVivo 10 through exercises in preparing, managing and analysing qualitative data.

  • playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    If you are new to Microsoft Office, here is an opportunity to get your skills started in Word, Excel, and Office.
    With a series of videos, you can follow the simple step-by-step instructions, working at your own pace.

  • course pack | Oxford only

    Creating an online presence can open up your research and teaching to a global audience and introduce your work to peer groups from other major institutions. A strong presence can also help with funding opportunities and career planning. This module introduces the topic and highlights concerns and opportunities that creating your own presence will bring to light. You will be given an opportunity to plan and create the beginnings of your online presence in the safe environment of a supported course.

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    Learn about producing documents in PDF (Portable Document Format), a universal file format that preserves all of the fonts and layout of the original document. We will first learn how PDF files are created and look at formatting and manipulation of PDFs. We will then discuss annotating PDFs and completing PDF forms.

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    C++ is one of the most popular and powerful programming languages. This two day course introduces you to the important elements of the language, taking you to a point where you will have the skills needed to write your own simple but useful programs, and make modifications to existing programs. Although delivered using Microsoft Visual C++, the skills are applicable to all C++ development environments.

  • course pack | Publicly viewable

    This is the course book that accompanies the Programming Concepts course. The course is for those with no programming experience who either want/need to take one of our programming courses, or who are just curious about some of the concepts involved in programming.

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    In this course you will first learn some simple command line programming with basic flow control in Java, then move on to see how these programming concepts relate directly to real life objects

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    Perl is a stable, cross platform programming language that is used in many computer systems around the world for web programming, database manipulation, text processing, and system administration. This course will cover the basics of the language.

  • on-line course | Publicly viewable

    This is an on-line self-study course for the popular Python programming language: in it you will be guided and supported by an experienced programmer. It starts with a one-hour overview in the classroom, and then approximately 3-4 hours each week following the course on-line over the next 5 weeks.

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    Scribus is a free, open source desktop publishing application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. It is emminently suitable for creating posters, leaflets and brochures, and booklets up to about a hundred pages or so. This course book uses Scribus to introduce you to the main concepts of desktop publishing.

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    This course introduces the SPSS command language, also called syntax

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    Can anything of academic value ever be said in just 140 characters? This session explores the relevance of Twitter to university teaching, research and engagement activities. Find out how to get started, grow your following, and hone your tweeting style to maximise your impact.

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