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
Welcome to the first day 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 get the most out of your mobile device. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.
Day One Today’s theme is connect so we’re exploring how to use social media tools more effectively to connect with your learning community.
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 16January 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:read 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
Ned Potter from the University of York Library has produced a great slideshare to help researchers and academics take their use of Twitter to the next level. The guide covers content, tone, your account, logistics and analysis. It is well worth a look for anyone wanting to improve their Twitter skills.
Social media is a great way of staying in touch with friends and interests but keeping track of multiple accounts and making sure your shared data is secure can be time consuming and overwhelming. There are some simple, quick things you can do to improve the security of your shared data. The Guardian have suggested 29 tips for taking control of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. So have a read, make a few simple changes, get out there and stay safe!
Have you ever wondered how to reference something you’ve found on Twitter?
Tweets are essentially tiny little blogs, so many of the rules are the same. There are some differences though.
Author: This will either be a person or a group. Start your reference with their real name,
e.g. Fry, S. or SalfordUniLibrary.
Follow this with their screen name, in square brackets, e.g. [stephenfry] or [TheLibraryUoS].
Date: as with all blogs, you need to provide both the year and the date, in parentheses,
e.g. (2014, 2nd July).read more
Are you on Twitter? When you check out our Twitter stream (@TheLibraryUoS), you may notice that we use #uosdiglit in many of our Tweets. What does it mean?
The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. According to Twitter support, it was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. That’s how we use our Twitter hashtag #uosdiglit – to categorise all the tweets that contain information specifically about digital literacy. We want you to be able to find that information easily – so we use that hashtag.read more