Entries tagged with "digital-literacy"

Why Use Twitter?

Why Use Twitter?

Fri, July 04, 2014; 9:27:00 am

  Twitter - what's all the fuss about?   Twitter, like Facebook, seems to be one of those 21st century phenomena which polarises opinion. Read the comments following any article in a newspaper about social media and you can... [read the full entry]

What are Shortreads?

What are Shortreads?

Wed, April 23, 2014; 7:23:00 am

Why Shortreads? The Ematrix is attempting to pioneer shared learning materials, written and used by practising academics in higher education. We know there are lots of other websites full of learning material, and they're great. But... [read the full entry]

Technology Enhanced Learning - what’s in it for me?

Technology Enhanced Learning - what’s in it for me?

Wed, March 19, 2014; 12:04:00 pm

"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery." ~ Harold Wilson   We live in an environment which is saturated with technology. To look around a lecture theatre is to be... [read the full entry]

Digital Literacy skills

Digital Literacy skills

Wed, January 29, 2014; 11:37:00 am

Let's start by defining digital literacy and then explore the skills needed to be literate in a digital environment. The definition of literacy is generally accepted as the ability to read and write - therefore the ability to connect to and... [read the full entry]

How to use a search engine

How to use a search engine

Wed, November 06, 2013; 16:00:00 pm

A search engine is usually the first point of call for finding information online. Knowing how to use a search engine effectively can enhance and improve your online learning experiences. The most popular search engines include Google, yahoo! and... [read the full entry]

What is digital literacy?

What is digital literacy?

Fri, July 12, 2013; 11:31:00 am

Your digital footprint is what you leave on the internet. It could be a comment on a blog, a twitter post or a photo. It is useful to be aware that it is not only you who contributes to your digital footprint. Many things can make up your digital... [read the full entry]

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