Category Archives: Links of the Week

Links of the week

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

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

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

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

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. Books vs. e-books: tale of the tape http://knowbodies.blogspot.com/2010/08/books-vs-e-books.html does one have to win?
  2. RT: @rscsam: RT @chris_hall: Librarians fight back against publishers http://tiny.cc/oxwqw propose free & open index to academic literature
  3. Anatomy of a scholarly article http://goo.gl/fb/h98M6
  4. Explore the Roadmap to Information Literacy by @CapellaU at http://www.capella.edu/interactivemedia/informationLiteracy/index.aspx
  5. Studywell resources from QUT in Australia http://www.studywell.library.qut.edu.au/ covers #infolit & general student experience
  6. RT @teachlearn HE funding mapped: HEFCE English University Funding 2009-10 http://bit.ly/a3jPRb
  7. Library Staff Report Their Use of Online Tools http://tinyurl.com/2vjybk6 less email, more social networks
  8. RT: @JorumTeam: See the six winners in the Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition: www.tinyurl.com/jorumcompwinners #jorumcomp10 #ukoer
  9. Google’s count of 130 million books is probably bunk http://bit.ly/amt8lr
  10. Video tutorials on evaluating websites http://goo.gl/fb/FoMCf
  11. RT: @jiscdigital: “Why metadata REALLY matters for the future of e-books” http://bit.ly/axMRV4

Links of the week

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. Google says that there are 130 million-ish books in the world http://bit.ly/db4XOx – bit of nerve criticising other peoples metadata though!
  2. You can now get email updates from this blog at http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=VirtualTrainingSuite
  3. Looking for video and audio resources? Try these new online tutorials from @jiscdigital & @VTStutorialshttp://bit.ly/vtstwt
  4. RT @giustini Top 100 Ways Librarians Use Social Media (a collaborative list) http://bit.ly/aYDTee
  5. CaRILLO: Information Literacy and repurposing learning objects http://bit.ly/bVYDIa en event report #carillo #carillo10
  6. OpenScholar from @harvard http://openscholar.harvard.edu/ allows scholars to easily create their own websites
  7. RT @jiscdigital Now booking! Brand new training workshop Building Effective Screencasts 16 Sept http://bit.ly/dAkmCe
  8. “the knowledge, behaviours and attributes of effective and highly skilled researchers” http://bit.ly/cvdPLp from vitae.ac.uk
  9. RT @lawbore: Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age (NYTimes) http://nyti.ms/b9x9NP
  10. Some changes to the Virtual Training Suite http://bit.ly/adyXPr