This site was created for a scheme ran by SEPnet. They offer a scheme in which postgraduate researchers can create online learning modules to share their knowledge and experience with peers in earlier years. You are invited to participate in this too! You will receive a £1,000 bursary for each online module you create. Details of previously created modules are available on the VRE.
Proposals can be to support the development of either technical skills (for example, theoretical methods and tools, or practical physics know-how and skills) or more transferable/genetic skills (for example, Managing your Time, or Presenting at Conferences). Although we have provided these examples, we expect that you will have a much better idea from your own experience of exactly what you wished you had known when you had started or what you had difficulty getting to grips with. These modules are designed to help those coming behind you avoid the same problems.
You are asked to submit a proposal for an online module, see attached guidelines and form. The proposal should identify the topic, provide an outline of what a module needs to cover and what learning it is intended to deliver. If selected, you will receive mentoring to help you develop a high quality virtual learning package in one of several possible formats (video, website, text etc). This is another skill to add to your portfolio. Collaborative modules between groups of students are particularly welcomed. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your teaching skills and experience for your CV.
If you would like to view some of the previously made learning modules created by other students, past and present, go to the SEPnet website and then, under the Graduate Network tab, go to student-led online learning e-modules. I hope you find something that will help you with your studies and, potentially, some inspiration to create your own tutorial.
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This site is purely for educational purposes.