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Links of the week

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Here is a round-up of news items about information literacy, e-learning and the Virtual Training Suite as picked out by @VTStutorials on Twitter.

  1. with @Yahoo closing down @Delicious How to: Export, Import and Migrate Your Bookmarks thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2010… via @thenextweb
  2. Generations 2010 looking at Internet use across age groups http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Generations-2010.aspx from @pew_internet
  3. College Students on the Web http://www.useit.com/alertbox/students.html (via @thesheep)
  4. Twitter for Business http://business.twitter.com/ has tips for all organisations looking to get more from Twitter
  5. RT: @jiscdigital: New advice on Recording Audio Voiceovers for Teaching and Learning Materials http://bit.ly/dGAPdd
  6. RT @lesteph RT @alistairreid Blog fresh: Twitter and the problem with Big Numbers http://goo.gl/1klQH < excellent stuff on Twitter metrics
  7. Via @nprnews: Information Overload Is Not Unique To Digital Age n.pr/hNZQf2 (audio plus transcript)
  8. New ALISS social sciences website launched http://www.alissnet.org.uk/homepage.aspx
  9. UCISA 2010 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK http://bit.ly/dPSUCq (via @gconole)
  10. Google Zetigeist 2010 reviews the year in search http://bit.ly/i1Q0yy with HTML5 visual version http://bit.ly/dSmyQH

Links of the week

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Here is a round-up of news items about information literacy, e-learning and the Virtual Training Suite as picked out by @VTStutorials on Twitter.

  1. RT @MakeUseOf Create Your Own Personal Learning Environment Using SymbalooEDU http://muo.fm/bGeHfs
  2. RT: @HEAcademy: We’ve launched a major new guidance report on student plagiarism today. Read the full report here. http://tiny.cc/6zwq6
  3. Why do students use Wikipedia? In their own words … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nOe26xY1zM from Project Information Literacy
  4. RT @resourceshelf Universities May be Failing to Sufficiently Teach Basic Research Skills http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/61846
  5. When did search become research? http://goo.gl/fb/j8LsR
  6. Reading: Digital Na(t)ives? Variation in Internet Skills and Uses among Members of the “Net Generation” http://bit.ly/aShNh5
  7. RT @universityboy How to read around a subject: http://t.co/DpdYCTY
  8. RT @mashable Twitter Increases Student Engagement http://on.mash.to/950ISI
  9. Students expectations of technology http://goo.gl/fb/6dHHi

Links of the week

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Here is a round-up of news items about information literacy, e-learning and the Virtual Training Suite as picked out by @VTStutorials on Twitter.

  1. RT @jiscdigital Our 10th and final document in our latest series of advice is using multimedia in a PDF http://bit.ly/bF1O3h
  2. RT @AJCann: Literature review of the use of Web 2.0 tools in Higher Education http://goo.gl/fb/qJtRq
  3. why not celebrate National Poetry day by finding out more about the Internet for English http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/tutorial/english/
  4. A Comment on Comments http://bit.ly/9vXjjn “…designing for social interaction is not just a matter of slapping comments on everything…”
  5. Despite Rumors, MIT OpenCourseWare Insists “No Paywall” rww.to/cS1IcW via @RWW but costs $3.7 million a year to run
  6. Looking back on FOTE10 http://goo.gl/fb/YP92u
  7. RT: @mattlingard: Watching @daveowhite #altc2010 talk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcqmRrfCUkg on online distance learning
  8. Learn the mechanics of blogging with WordPress at http://learn.wordpress.com/
  9. RT: @JSTOR: Searching For Better Research Habits. Teaching conceptual rather than technical approaches to search skills. http://ow.ly/2LDPD
  10. academic video aggregator @uchannel http://uc.princeton.edu/ to cease operation in Nov. enjoy the archive while you still can
  11. Good or bad language http://goo.gl/fb/qAKqi
  12. RT @jiscdigital Today sees the launch of the first of 10 new JISC Digital Media advice docs starting with an Introduction to e-Learning http://bit.ly/bkO3sY

Links of the week

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Here is a round-up of news items about information literacy, e-learning and the Virtual Training Suite as picked out by @VTStutorials on Twitter.

  1. RT: @timeshighered: World University Rankings #THEWUR results out now! http://bit.ly/thewur
  2. Tweaching with Twitter http://goo.gl/fb/74wpg
  3. RT @uhlr How Scholarly Is Google Scholar? A Comparison to Library Databases – http://is.gd/f8aXR
  4. Matterhorn – open-source platform to support the management of educational audio & video http://www.opencastproject.org/project/matterhorn
  5. New website methods@manchester: research methods in the social sciences http://www.methods.manchester.ac.uk/
  6. Education at a Glance 2010: OECD Indicators http://www.oecd.org/edu/eag2010 “Govt should expand tertiary study to boost jobs & tax revenue”
  7. If you need to do lots of link checking of websites, try this Firefox addon https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/532/
  8. Search results in an Instant http://goo.gl/fb/8TaIP
  9. RT@aliss_info Recommended free library induction/ information literacy resources from ALISS http://www.alissnet.org.uk/ http://ow.ly/2Cc15
  10. Google Instant with Bob Dylan http://youtu.be/qcm0rG8EKXI?hd=1 subterranean search results as you type
  11. hopes all delegates at #econnet will recommend the Internet for Economics to their students http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/tutorial/economics/
  12. the @VTStutorials team was at the Economics Network e-learning symposium  http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/events/elearning #econnet

Links of the week

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Here is a round-up of news items about info literacy, e-learning and the Virtual Learning Suite, as picked out by VTS staff and Twitter.

1. JISC content – new website showcasing their digital collection and archives

2. Print dictionaries are disappearing, according to the Guardian.  Online is growing.

3. We like ALT-C’s interractive conference programme.  The conference is in Nottingham, UK from 6-9 September

4. JISC Digital Media have new training events …………metadata, screencasts, video production and more

5. Harvard runs the SPARK blog which looks at all sorts of stuff around learning, but today’s post covers how to teach, train and learn with technology

6. The latest on technology and teaching modern languages… amongst other things  – the Languages for the 21st Century conference, organised by the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies.  Sheffield,  1-2 September