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:read more
Welcome to day 4 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.
Today’s theme is collaborating– how to work more effectively and crowdsourcing content using online collaborative tools. Come along to Maxwell, room 819, between 13:00 and 14:00 to find out more.read more
Welcome to day 2 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning week. Here at Salford we’re offering students and staff the chance to participate in a free, online course to learn about how to get the most out of your mobile device, backed up with activities on campus. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below.
Today’s theme is communicating– in particular, we’re looking at how we can find opportunities to stimulate discussion and encourage active engagement in your teaching/learning/research. Feel free to join us in Newton, room 240 from, 14:00 to 15:00read more
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!read more
Since the start of 2015 we have had newspapers delivered to two Library sites:
At MediaCity, you’ll find The Times, The Guardian, and The Daily Mail every Monday to Friday on the Student Support Desk on the first floor. We are also looking to get hold of some of the regional and free papers, like the Metro and the MEN. Watch this space for more news as we get it.
At Clifford Whitworth, every Monday to Friday, you’ll find The Telegraph, The Times, and The Guardian on the ground floor, on the table nearest the Student Support Desk. Copies for the past week are stored on the reservation shelf beside the booksorter.read more
Did you know that 2 people sign up for Linked In every second? That 44% of Twitter users have never sent a tweet? Or that 80% of Instagram users are female? Find out how many people are currently using social media, and much more in this awe-inspiring infographic from Digital Insights.
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries
Are you looking for reliable, evidence-based information about medical conditions? NICE CKS service provides health care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 300 common and/or significant primary care presentations.
To use this service, go to http://cks.nice.org.uk/ and either browse the list of conditions or search for one you’re interested in.
The topics are broken down into areas such as diagnosis, management, evidence and also indicates how up-to-date the information is. It also provides links to systematic reviews and randomized control trials on the subject.read more
Have you ever wondered how you could use social media to enhance your academic studies?
This short and handy guide made by the Libraries at University of Leeds, University of York and University of Manchester covers a range of social media and how to best to use them for your academic studies and future career.
This blog is all about digital literacy. As you study, we will take you on a journey of digital discovery, help you to identify gaps in your skills and provide opportunities and guidance for you to gain new skills. But what is digital literacy? It is broadly defined as ‘capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society’ (JISC,2011). There are many different aspects to being digitally literate – some things you will be pretty good at, others will be new to you.read more