ERT Wednesday Workshops 2021

The ERT Wednesday Workshops are hands-on learning experiences that enable our community to explore new tools and technologies and to learn about the varied expertise and resources available to them at the College. The series of workshops also aims to help students develop information, creative, and technical skills that complement an education in the liberal arts and sciences. Please email the library at library@yale-nus.edu.sg  if you are not on campus and would like to attend the workshop on Zotero or Qualtrics.

Wednesday Workshops are intended for Yale-NUS College community only.


January February March  April

Introduction to GIS (Spatial Analysis Using QGIS)

Get an introduction to GIS through case studies. You will explore the open-sourced QGIS software and learn some basics to create maps using some real data.

Instructions to download the program will be provided prior to the workshop. To get the most out of the workshop, please ensure you have the QGIS software installed on your laptop for the hands-on.

Date:  20 January 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Classroom 16 (EC-01-13)

Limited to 12 participants

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Audio Production 101

Step into the recording studio to learn how to use professional sound equipment to create your podcasts, voice narration and more.

Date: 27 January 2021
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Recording Studio

Limited to 4 participants

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Manage Your Citations with Zotero

Learn how to use Zotero to manage your research and create bibliographies. During the workshop, you will install, customise and use Zotero to save citations, manage your personal library, and create bibliographies.

Date: 3 February 2021
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Classroom 16 (EC-01-13)

Limited to 15 participants

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Carpentry DIY

Learn how to use the carpentry studio safely with a hands-on activity using hand tools. The finished product will be a holder for your handphone or tablet.

SAFETY NOTE: Please wear covered shoes and long hair should be pulled back.

Date: 10 February 2021
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Carpentry Workshop (Studio 5)

Limited to 4 participants

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Manage Your Citations with Zotero

Learn how to use Zotero to manage your research and create bibliographies. During the workshop, you will install, customise and use Zotero to save citations, manage your personal library, and create bibliographies.

Date: 17 February 2021
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Classroom 16 (EC-01-13)

Limited to 15 participants

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Be a Better Photographer – Master Your (DSLR/Mirrorless) Camera!

Learn how you can take better photos and tap into all the features your camera has to offer you. Topics that will be covered include:
• Interaction between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
• White balance and colour temperature
• Drive mode
• Metering
• Focal length of lens
• Sensor size
• Image format (RAW, JPG, DNG)
• Photography accessories

Date: 3 March 2021
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Classroom 16 (EC-01-13)

Limited to 15 participants

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Getting Started with Browzine

Use Browzine for keeping up with research trends and latest articles from journals. Access latest articles on your computers, tablets or mobile devices. At the end of the session, participants will be able to

– Browse thousands of scholarly journals
– Create a personal bookshelf of favourite titles
– Save titles for offline reading

Please bring your laptop to get the most out of this session.

Date: 10 March 2021
Time: 2.30pm – 3.15pm
Venue: Classroom 16 (EC-01-13)

Limited to 15 participants

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Manage Your Citations with Zotero

Learn how to use Zotero to manage your research and create bibliographies. During the workshop, you will install, customise and use Zotero to save citations, manage your personal library, and create bibliographies.

Date: 17 March 2021
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Classroom 16 (EC-01-13)

Limited to 15 participants

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Introduction to Notion

Notion, one of today’s most-talked-about productivity platforms, is an all-in-one workspace for taking notes, managing tasks and projects, organising your life, and collaborating. Through powerful features like databases and toggle lists, it opens up infinite possibilities to customise and create tools to support your learning, work, self-care, hobbies, and more. In this workshop, come see demos of what you can do with Notion, interact with other Yale-NUS’s Notion power users, seek suggestions on your setups (if you are already a user), or get help with getting started from scratch.

Date: 24 March 2021
Time: 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Computer Lab (EC-02-06 – Library)

Limited to 18 participants.

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Introduction to Stage Lighting

Step into the Blackbox and learn the principles of stage lighting and learn how to manipulate lights to create various lighting effect for performances.

Date: 31 March 2021
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Blackbox

Limited to 40 participants

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Laser Engraving 101

You will learn how to use the Fabrication studio safely with a hands-on activity using the laser engraving/cutting tool.
• Learn the basics of the laser cutter/engraver.
• Learn the procedures to operating the machine
• Engrave!

SAFETY NOTE: Please wear your masks, covered shoes and long hair should be pulled back.”

Date: 31 March 2021
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Fabrication Studio (Studio 4)

Limited to 4 participants

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Manage Your Citations with EndNote

Learn how to use EndNote to manage your research and create bibliographies. During the workshop, you will learn how you can use EndNote to save citations, manage your personal library, and create bibliographies.

Instructions on how to install EndNote will be provided before the workshop.

Date: 7 April 2021
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Classroom 16 (EC-01-13)

Limited to 5 participants

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Getting Started with Qualtrics

Learn to use Qualtrics to design effective and engaging surveys. Learn about the built in tools to customize your surveys, and to collect, analyse and present responses.
Please bring your laptop to get the most out of this session.

Date: 14 April 2020
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Classroom 16 (EC-01-13)

Limited to 5 participants

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