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Looking through the (Johari) Window on Technology Use

Scott provides a personal account of how to encourage someone who is older to engage with technology and the internet and reflects on the challenges they face.

Presentations – from Yawn to Yay

Esther Barrett shares her favourite tools and techniques for making your presentation interactive, engaging and accessible for your audience.

Eight sites for sourcing free-to-use images

Scott provides an overview of some of his favourite sites for sourcing free to use images.

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Let’s go digital – an extra slice

Lis Parcell reports on the good practice shared at the second of CoLRiC’s two summer conferences for FE learning resources and looks at how college librarians are developing their digital capability. She also shows how you could help make a LearningWheel of useful digital tools for learning resources services.

Designing for Digital Capabilities in the Curriculum

Scott provides an overview of Jisc resources showcased at the recent Connect More events to support digital capability. These resources complement the ‘Curriculum Confidence: Deigning Digital Capabilities in the Curriculum’ sessions at Connect More and are aimed at curriculum staff wishing to embed digital into programmes of study.

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Online language – Why do we need to teach it?

This the fifth in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at why we need to teach online language as part of digital capability and basic literacy.

Let’s Go Digital!

News about Scott’s recent attendance at the CoLRIC event ‘Let’s Go Digital!’ celebrating how libraries are successfully creating a digital culture and are supporting teaching and learning with the digital literacies agenda.

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Online language – How are communities using it?

This the fourth in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at how online communities use language characteristics and conventions as part of their identity.

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Online language – A new species of language

This the third in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther talks about David Crystal’s theory that online language is neither speaking nor writing although it has features of both. It’s a new species of language.

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Online language – What does it look like?

This the second in a series of blogs looking at online language… What is it? How is it being used? Why do we need to teach it? Here Esther looks at four different characteristics of this method of communication – what features and etiquette do we see developing online?