Posts tagged: learning

‘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. 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. read more

Student guide to social media

9 June 2014

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.


Social Media Guide for Students

Digital literacy and digital citizenship: what’s the difference?

6 June 2014

In an earlier post – ‘Introducing digital literacy‘ – I talked about digital literacy being a range of skills that enable you to live, learn and work in a digital society. Things like exploring and evaluating materials, using and referencing resources, digital skills for presenting your work, managing information and the social dimension of information. But where does digital citizenship come in and what does it mean? In a nutshell, it is all about how you behave in the digital society – staying safe online, respecting yourself and others, thinking critically and acting ethically. So, back to the original question, what’s the difference? Digital literacy is all about skills and competencies and digital citizenship is all about behaviours. This great poster sums it up nicely. read more