Tools of the Trade | November/December 2015

This issue we explore ethics, job searching, and secure research.

ONLINE JOB COACH

Publisher John Wiley & Sons has partnered with the student coaching firm InsideTrack to offer expanded content and services to students enrolled in Intermediate Accounting, an online course and textbook by Donald Kieso, Jerry Weygandt, and Terry Warfield offered through the WileyPLUS online platform. Starting August 2015, career coaches will work with students to assess career readiness, plan job searches, and develop job skills. Students can access coaches, interactive training modules, on-demand videos, and live streaming workshops via phone, instant messaging, or mobile app. Visit wiley.insidetrack.com.

ETHICS FOR DOWNLOAD

The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin recently released 12 new educational videos as part of its “Ethics Unwrapped” series. The new videos, which cover topics ranging from moral decision making to conformity bias, were made in conjunction with case studies now included in the school’s resources for teachers. The videos and case studies can be downloaded at no cost. Visit www.ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu.

SECURE RESEARCH

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic researchers, has launched Figshare for Institutions, developed to allow academic institutions to store research data securely. Features include portals that showcase the research of an institution or a department, functions that allow users to group content into collections, flexible storage options, and revamped search and categorization functions. The objective, according to the company, is to encourage researchers to move away from storage on personal hard drives and other systems that might jeopardize the security and longevity of data. The platform was piloted at institutions in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and mainland Europe. Visit figshare.com.