Tag: distance learning

From listless to lists: apps to help you take control

Love lists?  Use them to manage your projects.  Add list items, reorder and reprioritise tasks, colour-code, tag, debate, add checklists and move them to other lists.  Group them on boards and link boards together, with entire boards full of sub-project lists.   The possibilities

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Listen to the printed word

Ever wished that you could have someone read printed books and journal articles to you?  Now you can!  Robobraille can convert text to speech in minutes.  Submit your text and it will email you the file in the format of your choice,

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Gather your notes (and images, recordings…) while you may

Gather everything together in one place, from photos to notes and web snippings.  OneNote and Office Lens both allow you to bring together and organise your notes, images, and audio recordings all in one place and share selected content across different mobile devices and

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Pocket useful websites and downloads for later

Pop the best of the web in your browser pocket to look at later with Pocket.  Save web pages, blog posts, free articles, images, videos and more to read in detail later, even when you are offline.  Pocket is very useful for collecting blog posts, websites

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How to learn to love your library at a distance (wherever you are)

Most people want to do some research or look at an ebook when they are away from the campus at times.  If you will be learning at a distance, you will really need to get stuck into our electronic resources, although we can post

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Free mental health awareness and wellbeing e-resources available until 31 October

Cambridge University Press are honouring the mental health awareness events held earlier this October by making journal articles and book chapters related to mental health and wellbeing available for free until the end of the month. Click or tap here to

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Not waving but drowning: 5 ways to learn to tackle assignments better

It’s a big, wide ocean of information out there and fishing for the things you want for your particular assignment can be challenging.  That’s where the Library can help.  Check out our top five tips below for getting on and

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Make your computer do your referencing for you

Referencing can be boring, tiring, long winded… like the rest of the world, most librarians don’t have many good things to say about it other than “it’s necessary”.  Suffering while referencing however is neither necessary nor advisable.  The seductive “cite”

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Work anywhere at your own virtual university

You can enjoy the online campus learning experience at home, out and about or even overseas and still make use of the safe storage and many of the networked University resources over the internet by setting up the Virtual Private Network

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Be you. Learn differently

Everybody learns differently.  Happily there are a whole suite of Library services and apps available to help you do just that! Set your learning free Try these free apps for personalising your learning, many of which will make your life

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