Tag: learning

Return of the Christmas apps

Last year we launched a popular series of posts promoting a variety of apps useful to support your learning and productivity.  We have been looking at apps this year that are variously useful for study and life in general but for anyone new this

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From “Pokemon Go” to “Parasite Hunt”

If you are an avid collector of Pokemon, or indeed just have a passing familiarity with Pokemon Go, you may be interested in how the game concept has been used by a university in Thailand to teach children in rural communities about the

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Amazon voucher for your thoughts?

Have you ever wished someone had given you more support and advice on developing research and study skills?  If so, this is your opportunity to shape the development of a new online learning package to do just that.  We are

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2014-15: All served up on a commemorative plateful of learning…

A few months ago, you may remember me telling you about the regular training sessions we have for staff here in the Library. I reflected on a referencing session, and why it was important for us to both update our

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Evidence based revision

I wrote an article around this time last year on how to get the most from your revision.  While all revision helps boost your confidence, some strategies seem to work more effectively and more often than others. A few years ago,

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Journeys in visual learning

Had the pleasure of attending the launch of the East Midland’s WritingPAD Centre on 26th June.  It was an opportunity to share experiences and practice in visual and kinaesthetic learning techniques with academics, librarians and learning developers. It involved visually

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Will you get the most from your revision?

Revision is an active process.  Make and highlight notes, prepare cards, write detailed notes then summarise them, and summarise the summaries… there are as many ways to revise as people.  Some revise in groups and others alone.  Use whatever works

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ASK Memory & Revision Workshops

The Academic Skills Unit (ASK) memory and revision workshops recommence on Wednesday 23 April, followed by two more on 30 April and 1 May.  For more details, visit the workshop pages at: http://www.port.ac.uk/students/academic-skills-unit/workshops/ where you can also book online. Please note that

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Know any good learning tools?

Yesterday we had ’47 tips’ today we have a list that plans to list 100 good learning tools – but you need to contribute them! http://janeknight.typepad.com/pick/2010/06/help-me-build-the-top-100-tools-for-learning-2010.html Phil Bradley has also suggested some here: http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2010/06/top-100-tools-for-learning-2010.html Two that leap to mind from

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Last week we had a training day at the library where we learned about and tried out various e-learning websites and facilities. Here are a few we looked at: GCSE Bitesize (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/) is a very useful site for exam revision

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