Literacy in the area of digital communication, collaboration and participation means the capacity to participate safely and effectively in the emerging culture of communication and sharing made possible by open digital environments.
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Resources at the University of Basel
Comunication skills for PhDs
The program Transferable Skills offers doctoral students many training opportunities to strengthen their skills and knowledge in the area of digital communication and collaboration. Covered are topics such as networking, storytelling, negotiation, or effective presentation.
Course offer on communication
The University of Basel has many training opportunities to strengthen one's knowledge and skills in the area of digital communication and collaboration. Topics range from fighting e-mail proliferation to learning efficient scientific communication.
Further internet resources
Collaboration at the workplace
The online learning platform FutureLearn offers a series of learning modules by the University of Leeds on how to communicate and collaborate at work. They entail questionnaires, tests and practical guidance to improve one's communication and collaboration skills. Registration is required.
Many universities offer guidance on the rules that one ought to observe when communicating per e-mail in an academic context. One example are the recommendations of University College London.
Jean-luc Doumont, an expert in scientific communication, offers first-rate reflections and recommendations in his book Trees, Maps, and Theorems. This book is available at the University Library.
Jono Bacon's The Art of Community. Building the New Age of Participation (2012) is a standard work on working collaboretively in large groups, especially when the group is made of volunteers in many countries, as is often the case in software development projects. The book is available as an Open Access publication.