12th and 13th Week updates on Commonwealth Fellowship Programme

In last two weeks of fellowship program most of the time I was busy in writing reports. In between I have attended two presentation sessions. One is on “Citation Analysis” and “MS Project Management”. Also we had couple of meetings with mentor.

On August 19, 2014 we had a MS Project Management training by the tutor Kulvinder Kelsey. Microsoft Project is a software application by Microsoft that provides project management tools to manage projects. The program, which has many different versions, allows users to: Understand and control project schedules and finances, Communicate and present project, information; Organize work and people to make sure that projects are completed on schedule (MPG). Kulvinder introduces us to the important features of MS project, she explained us about how it can be used for the organizing work and how to control project in different level etc. She also shown few videos on working with MS project. The session will helps me to write project plans in effective way. Thanks to Kulvinder.

On August 20, 2014, I had a very interacting session with Mr. Robin Stinson on “Citation Analysis”. The outline of the session was: What is meant by citation analysis/ bibliometrics; Journal metrics; SJR, SNIP, Eigenfactor/ Article Influence; Author metrics (h-index, g-index, Publish or Perish); Google and Microsoft as sources and Alt-metrics to score social media. He has demonstrated the some of the important tools used in citation analysis.

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Fellows with Robin during the Citation Analysis session

 The tools are: Scopus; SCImago; Eigenfactor; Microsoft Academic Search; Google Scholar Metrics and Publish or Perish. He has explained in detail on how to use these tools to find out research output, journal rankings etc. The session was highly useful for me as I have already working on analyzing research out put in my institution. This session gave me lots of ideas about how to make use of open tools to do citation analysis. Thanks to Robin.

 

 

 

 

 

On August 26, 2014 we had meeting with the mentor Gurdish at SkillZone, LLS. We discussed many things about living system, governance and infrastructure in UK, India and African countries. This session helped to understand more about cultural diversities.

In the afternoon I had a special coaching session on “How to be successful in life” by Gurdish. Based on the answered questionnaire submitted by me, madam had interaction with me. She had given many inputs and action plans to reach my goal step by step. She had tried to do my SWOT analysis. She explained me in detail on using JOHARI window as coaching tool. She asked me to list out attributes based on the JOHARI window. She had guided me on how to expand area of self-awareness by shrinking hidden window, blind spot and unknown/undiscovered self/unconscious areas of mine.

Gurdish also explained how to make best time management. She had given many tips for time management. Based on the activity template, I am going to mange my time effectively. This session was very useful for me. It helped me to understand my strengths and weaknesses. Based on the coaching and tipis I have taken from the Gurdish, I am hoping to achieve further success in my life. Many thanks to Gurdish.

On August 27, 2014, I had a meeting with Steven and I tried to learn on how to use Google Analytics. Mean time we fellows met one of the visitor from Nigeria Yuwa Naps, Director, ICTA, Edo State and we had a detailed discussions with her on commonwealth fellowship, social and economical conditions of developing countries etc.

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On August 28, 2014 we have attended the SAMSUNG GALAXY tablet demo. UEL is going to provide Samsung tablet to first year students. The name of the project is “Free Books Replacement Project”. Eda Ekwuozor, who is the in-charge of the project, has explained us about the project. 

 

 

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On the same day, Library had organized a farewell function for us. We had nice interactions with the Library staff, IT staff and Gurdish. It is one of memorable moment. We all thanked Library staff for their kind support, help and encouragement throughout our stay at the UEL.

 

 

 

 

photo(1)On August 29, 2014, we had a meeting with Professor Nora Colton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UEL. Gurdish introduced us to Nora and highlighted about the fellowship programme. We had given our feedback to Nora individually. Nora addressed us and highlighted about Library scenarios and the progress and functioning of UEL Library. She was appreciated the services of UEL Library. She also spoke about higher education system in UK and India. She mentioned that UEL is happy to extend the collaborations with Indian Universities for the mutual benefits. Meeting ended with the group photo. Thanks to Nora.

 

 

In the afternoon we had a closing meeting with the Gurdish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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