Posts tagged: learning

Collaborate. Share the load.

19 January 2017


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.

Day four

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

Communicate. It’s good to talk.

17 January 2017


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.

Day two

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 15:00 read more

Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L)

8 January 2015

Next week is the national Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L) week. 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.

All you need to do is watch this video – its only 1 minute 30 seconds long. Then go to the links listed below to access any further information, guides or relevant web pages.

You can also follow #BYOD4L to find out what’s going on countrywide as part of BYOD4L week. read more

‘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. read more

Appetite for apps?

21 July 2014

We are going to be posting regularly about apps that you might find useful in your studies. We would love to hear from you if you use an app that you would recommend to other students. We will aim to review these and share them here on the blog so we can build up a library of apps that fellow students can use.

Watch this space……

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 introduces different types of social media and gives you information and guidance on how to use different types of social media as well as how best to use it 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