Posts tagged: skills

Create. Imagine the possibilities.

20 January 2017

create

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: read more

Collaborate. Share the load.

19 January 2017

collaborate

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

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

18 January 2017

curate

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. read more

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! read more

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! read more

Assess your skills!

30 October 2015

Assess your skills imageBefore you start searching for information for your assignments, you may find it useful to assess your information finding skills first. We have created a short skills assessment that you can work through which will help you identify any areas you could develop further and it will guide you to sources of further help and guidance where needed.

Give it a try!  It only takes up to 15 minutes to work through and it can save you time by pointing you in the direction of help and guidance where you need it most. read more

Community Care Inform- new resource for Social Work

28 January 2015

Community Care Inform

University staff and students now have access to Community Care Inform : Adults, as well as the Children site.

CC Inform Adults provides the same kind of information as the Children site, but with a focus on issues more pertinent to the social care of adults :

  • Guidance to key pieces of legislation
  • Expert articles
  • Practice guides
  • 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

    Is it a hoax?

    22 July 2014

    Learning to evaluate information is an important skill that you’ll develop at University. Deciding if a source can be trusted is crucial when you’re writing essays, for example. But do you apply that skill when you’re online?

    Whether it’s an email from a stranger asking for money in your inbox, or a story that’s doing the rounds on Twitter or Facebook, it’s important to evaluate what you see online too.

    If you’re not sure about a story you’ve seen online, check out Hoax Slayerhttp://www.hoax-slayer.com/ It rounds up the latest email hoaxes and internet scams. 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 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.

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    Social Media Guide for Students