Google scholar

Prezi
  • Create interesting and engaging presentations. This program lets you really demonstrate linkages between ideas from the small details involved out to the big picture. You can work in a linear fashion or move around with clicks as you wish and it will put you back on track once you are done.
  • A nice example of what you can do can be found here http://prezi.com/nq67ujpgsr68/biogasol/
Issuu
  • Upload any PDF document and create an impressive, interactive booklet
Giffy
  • A program that helps you to make easy to read flowcharts, process diagrams and more.
Creatly
  • A similar program to Giffy. This one is great because it lets you add some interesting shapes like people (graduates, couples, babies etc), suns and speech bubbles.
CMap

Many Eyes

  • Perhaps one of the best programs to use when wanting to create an interesting image/chart/infographic from your data.
Google Public Data
  • Not quite as good as Many Eyes, but if you already have a google account then you don’t have to sign up for anything else.
  • Google Public Data lets you take data and transform it into a visualisation of your choice. Makes simple, colourful graphics.
Wordclouds
  • A succinct way to show the results of survey research, important words in a document etc.
  • All you need to do is paste the words from your survey or document, or add in a website link and the program will automatically choose the words that are repeated most in that text.
Tableau Public
  • Windows-only software for creating visualisations that will be interactive online. There is a very easy to understand video about how to upload your data and create a visualisation here: http://www.tableau.com/public/how-it-works
Gapminder
  • This website can provide you with an interesting way to present existing data in your lectures. They have a large database of data already collected. You just need to choose what you would like to display.
Inkscape
  • This program is a bit like illustrator, but free. You can import your visualisations and combine them with other visuals to create your masterpiece. If you don’t know what a vector graphic is, don’t bother with this program. 
Twitter
  • Keeps you up to date on specific areas of interest.
  • You don’t have to sign up to get benefit out of twitter.
  • Can be used to communicate your specific area of interest.
  • You can make your account open or private.
Tweetdeck
  • When using Twitter regularly it can be a little overwhelming. Using a program like Tweetdeck helps you to manage your account.
LinkedIn
  • A professional network that allows for a reasonable amount of privacy.
  • Linked in pages for individuals are similar to an online resume. However, the real value of the network comes from groups. Usually these are professional in nature and provide a forum for experts or those interested in a particular topic to share ideas and information.
  • You can have private groups or public groups.
  • UQ has an alumni network on Linked IN and would be happy to have any academic staff member, current student or graduate join. UQ GPEM group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3702205&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr
Vimeo
  • A way to share original video with people. You can create a private video with password that cannot be accessed by anyone without that password.

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