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Create. Imagine the possibilities.

20 January 2017

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Welcome to the final day of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week. Here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device, as well as on campus activities all week.

Day five

Today’s theme is creating – in particular how to use quizzes and surveys in your teaching and learning. Feel free to pop along to Mary Seacole, room 136, between 12:00 and 13:00 to join in.

A great way to explore learning is through ‘making’ – meaning how you can use devices and applications to develop original and meaningful outputs as an individual or within groups. There are so many ways you can do this; here are some we’ve come across:

Creating presentations
HaikuDeck
Prezi

Word clouds
Wordle
Tagul
worditout

Creating stories
Story Jumper
Storify

Films
Vimeo
Vine

 

For more apps, check out this creating shelf.

 

Thanks for participating this week. Don’t forget the twitter chat this evening, between 20:00 and 21:00 (UK time) to share what you’ve learned. Check out: #byod4lchat

 

 

Want to get your device set up for learning? Try our online guide

Need some human help? Turn up with your device at Clifford Whitworth library, first floor, between 12 and 2, Monday to Friday. No need to book, pop along with your device and we’ll help you get started.

 

Curate. Don’t drown in a sea of information. Organize.

18 January 2017

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Welcome to day 3 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week. Here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device, as well as on campus activities all week. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.

Day three

Today’s theme is curating – how to stay on top of the latest developments in your area, and how you can organise your documents, ideas and notes. Drop in to Mary Seacole, room 187, between 12:00 and 13:00 today to find out more.

There’s so much information, it can become overwhelming. Why not explore ways of using your devices and applications to filter, store, organise and manage information effectively?

Note taking
Evernote
One Note

Document reader
Feedly (helps you keep on top of news and literature in your field)

Bookmarking
Pocket (save webpages to view later, even without an internet connection)

Referencing
RefMe
Mendleley

For more apps, check out this curating shelf.

Don’t forget the twitter chat this evening, between 20:00 and 21:00 (UK time) to share your experiences so far. Check out: #byod4lchat

Can’t join in but want to get your device set up for learning? Try our online guide

Need some human help? Turn up with your device at Clifford Whitworth library, first floor, between 12 and 2, Monday to Friday. No need to book, pop along with your device and we’ll help you get started.

Bring Your Own Device for Learning

13 January 2017

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Want to get more out of your mobile technology? Perhaps you got a shiny new device for Christmas but aren’t sure how to use it? Or maybe you’d like to use it better in your studies or teaching?

Next week is national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week and here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device. Starting on 16 January 2017, this short course looks at how you can make the most of your smart phone, tablet or laptop. The course, for all students and staff, runs for 5 consecutive days with opportunities to engage as much or as little as you are able to, both within the University and the wider community.  The topics for each day are:

Monday 16 : Connecting: check out online activities to help you use social media tools more effectively to connect with your learning community

Tuesday 17: Communicating: opportunities to stimulate discussion and encourage active engagement in your teaching/learning/research. Join us in Newton, room 240 from 1400 to 1500.

Wednesday 18: Curating: stay on top of the latest developments in your area, and to look at how you can organise your documents, ideas and notes. Drop in to Mary Seacole, room 187, between 1200 and 1300 to find out more

Thursday 19: Collaborating: how to work more effectively and crowdsource content using online collaborative tools. Come along to Maxwell, room 819, between 1300 and 1400 to find out more.

Friday 20: Creating: how to use quizzes and surveys in your teaching and learning. Pop along to Mary Seacole, room 136, between 1200 and 1300 to join in.

Every evening there will be a twitter chat focusing on the theme of the day. The chats are between 2000 and 2100 and everyone is welcome. If you are new to twitter this is an opportunity to see how twitter chats work, and to connect with a much wider network of people. Check out: #byod4lchat

Can’t join in but want to get your device set up for learning? Try our online guide

Need some human help? Turn up with your device at Clifford Whitworth library, first floor, between 12 and 2, Monday to Friday. No need to book, pop along with your device and we’ll help you get started.

Before I Came To University – The Student Diaries

19 September 2016

Jess is about to start a Broadcast Journalism course here at Salford. In her first post, she writes about how it felt leaving home and settling in!

I’ve always known I wanted to come to University. That’s why from around Year 10, I made every effort to pursue my university journey. However, what I didn’t know, is that time would go so quickly and I would be found packing my belongings up and saying goodbye to my parents.

Thinking about University is a long and extensive process, from choosing your selected universities to writing your personal statement. It’s not just a case of deciding your first choice university and immediately getting in. I attended open days and made lengthy amounts of  research into universities across the country before making my choice, it’s imperative I chose the right uni for me.


“When I arrived and was faced with my new home for the next year, my feelings towards Uni had changed; before I was very nervous and anxious but now I felt independent and even more excited.”


I chose The University Of Salford and although I’ve only been here a few days, I love it and I’ve fit right in. I moved into my flat before anyone else and it was a daunting feeling knowing I’m alone and without my family or friends. The move from my small town on the East coast of Yorkshire to a vast bustling city was tiring but I was excited all the same. I’d visited the Uni several times before, for an open day and my interview and I fell in love with the atmosphere of Uni life. When I arrived and was faced with my new home for the next year, my feelings towards Uni had changed; before I was very nervous and anxious but now I felt independent and even more excited. My parents and other members of my family had made extra efforts to make my uni room just like home and once they were gone, I missed them but I knew I had to do this, for myself. That’s the challenge I had to face when applying for University, I’m actually doing something for myself for once and it’s going to have great outcomes in the future. I just needed to believe in myself and know this decision was the right one.


“I have made great friends already and that’s the amazing thing about starting university; everyone is in the same situation.”


Now that I’m settled into my flat, I can enjoy the student lifestyle. I wasn’t the one for saving money but knowing I had to do everything independently and not rely on my parents made me realise I needed to budget and be careful on my spending. However, having that independence and freedom is so rewarding. I have made great friends already and that’s the amazing thing about starting university; everyone is in the same situation. You just need the confidence to introduce yourself to people, you never know they could turn out to be your best friends. I feel very lucky and appreciative that my move to Salford has been successful and enjoyable and I cannot wait to see what happens next in my journey!

Nursing 100: 10 Nursing Blogs

12 May 2016

2016 is the Centenary of the Royal College of Nursing and to mark a 100 years since its founding, we’ve created a ‘Nursing 100’ – 100 tips, topics and resources useful for student nurses.


To kick off, we’re celebrating International Nurses’ Day 2016 with the voices of nurses themselves – 10 blogs by Nurses and Nursing Students.

Nursing bloggers can be valuable sources of information –  their thoughts on key issues can help you understand your profession or be a source of advice and support.  Reading about the experiences of other student nurses can offer reassurance that you’re not the only one dreading your upcoming placement.

Just remember – any opinions expressed will be the authors’ own views.


Out of the thousands of nursing blogs available, here’s just a few created by UK-based nurses and nursing students.

  • Nursing at the University of Salford is a good place to start for University of Salford nurses. (Also check out Nursing News for the latest developments, news and views.)
  • Student Bloggers from Anglia Ruskin University regularly chat about their lives and their studies, including their experiences in practice after graduation.
  • The Nursing Times hosts blogs and vlogs by student nurses from across the UK. Check out the Readers’ and Practice blogs too – both provide a useful source of views and opinions on key issues in professional practice. Note: a current subscription to the NT is required.
  • Katie’s time as a Student Nurse Editor for the Nursing Times, as well as her thoughts on Mental Health issues and being a student nurse, can found at Highly Caffeinated Nurse .

For further personal accounts of life as a student nurse, try:

  • Student Nurse Dani , which documents Dani’s experiences a CYP nursing student at the University of Surrey.
  • Florence NursingTales  is sadly no longer updated, but its archive chronicles Flo’s student journey from applying for her course to NQN status.

For views from nursing professionals:

Make the most of your mobile device.

1 February 2016

Make the most of your mobile device! Did you get a sparkly new device for Christmas?

Why not check out our great new package full of hints and tips to get you started; no matter which device you use?

Simply choose your device and see how you can connect to key University services such as e-mail, accessing e-books and more plus some great apps to help you work and study more effectively.

Who knows? This could open up a whole new world of great ways to spend your time, connect with others and organise your work!

We would love to hear what you think of the resource and any problems you encounter setting up your device for learning at the University of Salford.

 

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Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L)

8 January 2016
Are you feeling like you’re not getting the most out of your mobile technology?

Getting a shiny new device for Christmas or have one lying around?

Do you want some help with how to use it in your studies?

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Then Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L) week may be for you!

Starting on 11th January 2016 (for 5 days), this short course looks at how you can make the most of your smart device (tablet/phone/laptop) through short 10 minute activities and additional resources. The course will enable you to connect with peers and learn within a wider community.

There is no requirement to join in every activity, the decision of how much time you wish to spend on this is entirely up to you. During the week there will be activities and a competition around the University so keep your eyes and ears open!

Twitter:  #BYOD4L

At Salford we are celebrating by letting you know what we have available for you so you can make the most of your laptop, tablet or phone to help you with your studies.

Have a look at our Get started pages to help set up your device.

 

Aaaaahhh???? Don’t know much other than how to switch it on? Come and see us: Clifford Whitworth library has a special support desk http://www.its.salford.ac.uk/dropin/ available between 12 and 2, Monday to Friday. No need to book, pop along with your device and we’ll help get you started.

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‘Appy Christmas!

17 December 2014

The end of term is nearly here and the festive decorations are up, so the Library wanted to wish you a Happy ‘Appy Christmas.

appblogAs a gift to you, we’ve bought together a selection of useful apps which could help with any New Years resolutions you may be making for 2015. As an added gift they are all free!

Dreaming of being more organized?

Wunderlust, Trello or Evernote may help.

Wunderlust: Voted MacApp of the Year 2013, this useful app will help you organize your to-do lists, errands and even track and share your shopping list.

Trello: Working together on a project? Trello may help you stop long email threads and get rid of a pile of sticky notes. Trello lets you see everything about your project in a single glance.

Evernote: lets you keep track of ideas, thoughts, notes, from short one liners to lengthy texts. Evernote provides you with the workspace you may need.

Determined to keep up to date with the news but don’t want to visit numerous websites?

Try Feedly.

This handy app lets you track numerous news feeds and websites in one place. You no longer need to visit multiple websites, you can ensure you’ve got all the latest news you want from all the sources you need in one place.

Wishing to make managing your references and online reading easier?

Refme could be what you need. The RefME app will help you quickly assemble a list of references for a particular assignment.

If you find something online you want to read but you want to save it till later, try putting it in your pocket.

 

We hope you enjoy time off over the holidays but we know you may have work to do. For those of you with exams in January then ExamTime is another gift to you to help you capture your revision notes.

Finally, its not actually an app but if you want to follow Father Christmas’s journey around the world on Christmas Eve, its don’t miss out on the NORAD Santa Tracker.

Merry Christmas and an ‘Appy New Year to you!

Image courtesy of Cesar Poyatos flicker.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/

How to erase your Digital footprint

1 August 2014

Here’s a useful article from Edudemic for those of you who might want to try and erase some of your on-line activities. It doesn’t guarantee 100% success, but it’s a start.
How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint: http://t.co/SlVxX1YgvU
It’s best to remember though – there is no privacy on the net. So think before you post anything anywhere as it could save embarrassment later!

Going viral: the power of a tweet

29 July 2014

What do you like to share on social media? Here’s a cautionary tale from a former student of the University of Salford, about what happened when a tweet went viral :

article about a tweet that went viral

@baggie_ade on his viral tweet

Story first printed in Prestwich & Whitefield Local, July 2014