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Upcoming Webinars

ProQuest Online Training Sessions in Pakistan

 Higher Education Commission in collaboration with ProQuest, is offering the opportunity to participate in the upcoming online training sessions being offered. Please register to attend these sessions via the links below 

1.       HEC Digital Library Introduction (At 12 PM on Monday, August 10)

2.       ProQuest Ebook Central Advanced Training (At 12 PM on Tuesday, August 11)

3.       ProQuest Platform Advanced Training (At 12 PM on Thursday, August 13)

4.       How to Manage Citations and References Using RefWorks (At 12 PM on Monday, August 17)

5.       Introduction to Publishing in Academic Journals (At 12 PM on Wednesday, August 19)


For more information on such trainings, please keep visiting HEC-DL (Announcements) page on the HEC website (https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/DL/Pages/Announcements.aspx)


On Demand Webinars

On-Demand Webinar: IEEE Xplore Best Practices and Research Strategies

Fill out the form on the link to receive the most recent recording of the IEEE Xplore online training webinar to learn best practices and search strategies to optimize your research time. You’ll also see a live demo of the newest features added to IEEE Xplore. Achievement certificates are available upon request. 

Who Should AttendThis webinar would be of interest to any user of IEEE Xplore looking to optimize their research time for better and faster results. Any engineering professionals, researchers, students, information professionals or other users of IEEE Xplore are encouraged to attend.


On-Demand Webinar: What’s New @ IEEE for Libraries: Helping Libraries Drive Innovation Forward in Uncertain Times (IEEE)

As the global health crisis forced academic institutions and corporations to quickly transition to support distance learning and remote work, organizations moved to adapt as quickly as possible without the benefit of the usual planning time and resources typically needed to optimize such a transition. In this webinar, we’ll discuss tools and resources available from IEEE to help your organization continue to successfully transition in this environment and be prepared to drive innovation forward despite current and future challenges.

On-Demand Webinar: How to Enhance Your e-Curriculum for Distance Learners with e-Resources – Featuring perspectives from a librarian, professor, and publisher (IEEE)

As school closings around the world have forced academic institutions to quickly transition their curriculums to support distance learning, educators moved to adapt as quickly as possible without the benefit of the usual planning time, resources and tools typically needed to optimize such a transition. In this webinar that covers the roles and perspectives of a librarian, professor and the publisher, we’ll discuss best practices, ideas, tools and resources needed for an institution to successfully transition a e-curriculum to better support distance learners.

On-Demand Webinar: Strategies for Effective Delivery of Online Engineering Courses: Best Practices, Tips and Toolkits (IEEE)

With the spread of COVID-19 many universities abruptly switched to remote learning modes, effectively doing whatever they can do to have some educational presence for all online classes. This webinar is about optimizing the learning experience for students now that faculty has had some experience with distance learning. Discussions will include strategies to keep students interested, how to build easy student engagement mechanisms, new opportunities that this type of teaching provides, tools and resources freely available to build faculty’s skillsets, innovative assessment measures to replace heavy reliance on traditional exams, and ways to prepare faculty to teach effectively in this new world.

On-Demand Webinar: Helping Students Learn via Online Delivery: Considerations for Pandemic Pedagogy (IEEE)

As instructors, a quick shift to online teaching means a myriad of concerns, from technical to pedagogical. However, little attention has been spent helping students shift to becoming better online learners. This webinar will outline considerations for helping students switch to online learning modalities and construct productive ways to learn in these unusual circumstances. Our discussion will cover how to think about student needs, how to anticipate issues, how to be clear about expectations, and where to find resources.

On-Demand Webinar: Online Delivery of Engineering Programs: Tips You Can Use From an Experienced ABET-Accredited Program (IEEE)

In 2013, Arizona State University’s (ASU) Electrical Engineering program became the first bachelor’s level ABET-accredited engineering program to be available 100% online. In this virtual event, Stephen Phillips, Professor and Director of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at ASU, discusses online delivery strategies used in the program as well as highlights lessons learned and specific techniques that can be used by faculty looking to convert to online delivery.

On-Demand Webinar: Using eLearning to Support Distance Learning (IEEE)

At IEEE, we know that faculty at many universities are suddenly being asked to offer courses exclusively online. As you plan to adapt your engineering and computer science curriculum for a distance learning environment, eLearning courses can be valuable tools to supplement instruction and engage students. In this free webinar, our speakers share tips and techniques that can help you supplement your curriculum and keep students learning.

On-demand webinar: Managing intellectual property (IP) in universities – perspectives on academia and industry technology transfer (Clarivate Analytics) 

We recently hosted a webinar that looked at the importance of intellectual property (IP) for universities and academic institutions and how to get value from existing IPs by identifying, protecting, managing and commercializing them.

Watch the webinar recording to learn more about:

Importance of IP for researchers

Research and innovation cycle in academia

Role of IP in commercialization & technology transfer

Technology transfer processes, steps, and challenges

How to formulate IP strategies for academia and best practices

Completed Webinars

Free Virtual Confrence (IEEE) 27th to 31st July 4, 2020
IEEE Educational Activities and the IEEE Education Society are proud to announce a new virtual
conference, Effective Remote Instruction: Reimagining the Engineering Student Experience, scheduled each day during the week of 27-31 July 2020.
In the first half of 2020, the academic world was forced to abruptly shift from the long-established in-person classroom model to online instruction.

For Agenda Details (Click Here)
For Registration (Click Here)

OVID: Training On Ovid Medical Journals & Ovid Medline Features (July 2nd, July 7th, July 16th )

The session would be of interest to anyone who is interested in searching for medical information, both casual users and researchers. It illustrates how to locate useful references and how to filter your search results, and how to output and save searches and create alerts for current awareness.

For Details and Registration, Click Here 

Research & Publish with IEEE Xplore (July 1st, July 2nd )

IEEE has arranged two training sessions for the universities within Pakistan covering the below mentioned aspects.

Session 1: Research like a pro: Insider tips on using IEEE Xplore Digital Library (Wednesday, July 01, 2020, 11am PST)

Session 2: Publishing with IEEE: Preparation & submission (Thursday, July 02, 2020, 11am PST)

Session 1 is for both the students and researchers, while session 2 is more for graduate students and researchers who are interested in publishing.

      For Details and Registration, Click Here 

ProQuest Ebook Central: Tips & Tricks for Faculty  (Recording available)

This webinar shows how ebook titles can be used as course reserves, made into supplemental reading lists (and shared easily with students), highlighted and annotated for focused reading and reviewing.  

View the recording here

After this 30-minute session, faculty members will have the knowledge to locate titles

applicable to their courses, create lists of books and recommend them to students, and discover Ebook Central tools (such as annotations and highlighting) to assist their students with study and research.

Workshop with Emerald; Selection of scholarly journals for publications: Quality considerations.

After his first very successful online workshop with Emerald in April, Mr. Muhammad Kashif Saeed, Assistant Professor, Business School at GIFT University, Pakistan, and our valued Emerald brand ambassador moderated another session on Tuesday, 16 June, 2020.

Who would benefit from this webinar?
-Faculty members engaged in scholarly writing
-M.Phil and PhD students

Masterclass Workshop: “How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal "organized by HEC and Elsevier South Asia on June 3rd 2020 at 11 am


ACS: Webinar on the fundamentals of effective scientific writing (June 9th 2020)

American Chemical Society. Join Ashutosh Sharma of the Department of Science and Technology and Dipankar Das Sarma of the Indian Institute of Science as they share how to communicate your ideas more clearly and effectively, get more of your papers published, and win that major grant!

From writing grants to authoring scientific papers, technical writing is an imperative skill at any stage of one’s career. It doesn’t matter if you are a student or an experienced chemist, writing is ingrained in everyday work. Yet in spite of this, most scientists rarely take time to improve their skills when it would help them improve their career development.

Topics Covered:

  • Recognize common writing mistakes
  • Write more concisely and clearly
  • Avoid “academic” writing habits


ProQuest Online Training Sessions in Pakistan

In collaboration with the Higher Education Commission in Pakistan, ProQuest arranged the following webinars.

COVID-19 Challenges: How to access HEC Digital Library remotely.

This session will cover step-by-step the guidelines on accessing the
digital library and using the ProQuest resources:

  • ProQuest Business Collection
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

Time and Date: 12 PM on Monday, June 8
COVID-19 Challenges: How to access Ebooks at HEC Digital Library remotely.

The session will cover step-by-step the guidelines on accessing the digital library and using the ProQuest resources:

  • Ebooks Central - Academic Complete

Time and Date: 3 PM on Wednesday, June 10

COVID-19 Challenges: How to manage Citations and References using RefWorks.

This session will help you to find out how to store and organize your research. During this session you will discover an essential tool for preparing your research papers, theses or dissertations. Additionally, you will learn how to create citations for bibliographies in APA, MLA, and other styles.
Time and Date: 12 PM on 
Monday, June 15
COVID-19 Challenges: How to start your publishing career.

This introductory session will provide tips for getting your article published, understanding open access and predatory publishers and will also talk about publishing ethics and how ProQuest resources can help you in your journey to authoring.
Time and Date: 12 PM on 
Thursday, July 2

HEC in collaboration with Elsevier. Webinar: Align yourself to the publishing process Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

This proposed webinar is the first step towards enhancing skills of young researchers/Faculty across various institutes in Pakistan.

This webinar will serve as a base and will strengthen the foundational knowledge of research scholars and aspiring faculty members about the publishing process and the basics of writing a research article.

Clarivate Analytics: Peer Review Webinar

Gain insights into peer review practices worldwide, including what distinguishes the world’s best (and the world’s worst) journals.

This webinar looks at the importance of a robust peer review process for high quality, international journals. It explores some of the identifying characteristics of such journals, whilst also providing insights into peer review practices worldwide.

It tells about

  • Publons and predatory journals
  • What do we mean by ‘an international, high quality journal?
  • What have we learnt about peer review?
  • The Global State of Peer Review Series
  • Publication Peer Review study
  • Grant Peer Review study
  • AVES, an Istanbul-based independent publisher's success story


IEEE Webinar. Lessons in Leadership: Preparing the Future Leaders of Your Engineering Workforce (May 6, 2020, 12:00 PM EDT)

With many people now working from home, it is more important than ever that strong leaders keep the workforce engaged and moving forward.  Join IEEE Educational Activities and Rutgers Business School Executive Education to learn how to help your future leaders bridge the gap between business and engineering as they prepare for growth into management roles. The presenters will discuss and offer tips on how certain corporate challenges can be overcome with modern-day solutions to help you cultivate and grow your company's emerging talent into leadership roles.

IEEE Xplore & Beyond in 7 weeks: Helping your study and research during the COVID-19 Pandemic

IEEE organized a series of webinars to help the end users for a better understanding of the IEEE Xplore content & features and other IEEE platforms and services.

Emerald: How to Publish your research Globally? (April 9th, April 13th , April 15th, April 16th )