I’ve been beta-testing UiB’s new iPhone app that lets us register hours we work and I’m loving it. For a few years now we’ve been registering time spent teaching according to a set of rules (an hour’s lecture is multiplied by four to give total hours spent preparing and teaching, for instance) but there’s been no system for registering hours spent on research. Research is not something that only happens between nine and five in the office, and as I told our internal newspaper, I’m thrilled that I’ll finally be able to show all the research time that happens outside of the office – like that idea I had last night changing Benjamin’s nappy, for instance, or when I write a comment on someone’s blog post.

It’s amazing that they’ve set it up so it can easily sync with Gowalla, too!

6 thoughts on “iphone app for registering research time

  1. Stig

    Saw the article in “PÂ H¯yden”, would imagine it can be a good tool in the future for the odd time reseachers. Came over it as I was filling out my own hours at UiB and wished I had an app for that 😀

  2. KDS

    Ah, this can’t be serious!

  3. Jill Walker Rettberg

    Ah, no… 😉

  4. richard m davis

    Wish I'd seen this earlier – fantastic Iphone app for logging extra-mural research time http://jilltxt.net/?p=2528 Shame I'm on Android 😉

  5. Gustav

    You nearly got me there; this might just be something thought up by admin offices at some university …

  6. Ruth Page

    using iphone app to log teaching and research time by @jilltxt http://t.co/zUmjtGc. Looks interesting – any UK based uni's using this?

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