What to do before you actually get to Uni. This chapter explores what you do and don't need to do between getting accepted, and actually arriving at the university accommodation. As always, these posts are based upon my own experience, please reply to any if you want to add anything or don't agree with me.
Just a couple of points I learnt from my Bachelors, and some advice as a lecturer. You run the risk of falling into a black hole of buying everything you think you'll need, and missing the important things. Should I buy a computer? This is a difficult question. You arguably don’t even need a computer … Continue reading What do I need before I get there?
...but a blog will have to do. One thing I have been interested in is what does a student need to know before coming to Uni? Possibly also moving into the first few weeks or months of Uni too. And, for a while, I have been toying with the idea of writing an eBook on … Continue reading I keep joking about writing a book…
A lot of us have a profile. In fact, probably all of us. I have two, and I have two for a reason. I have a very closed social profile and a fairly open professional profile. In reality, I doubt that one is meant to be social and closed off means anything. If it is … Continue reading Digital literacy: professional public profile
I have a number of Raspberry Pi's for different things. Some of those are quite heavy on the hardware usage, and although these are great little devices they do have their limits. I am am by no means the best programmer, but this is a simple code I wrote to run a quick diagnostics on … Continue reading RPi Stats Log and auto shut down
Information literacy skills are those that are required to determine the quality of a source. But not only this, information literacy skills can aid in your searching for the correct information. By being able to filter out the plethora of information available on the Internet, you can improve your knowledge and increase your effectiveness in … Continue reading Digital Literacy: Information Literacy
Although 6th on the list of domains for the HEE digital literacy proficiency, technical proficiency is the first area that I want to discuss. Although not many may see the benefit of being technically proficient, it does have its benefits when approaching digital literacy. Not only will these be beneficial in choosing a device, but … Continue reading Digital Literacy: Technical literacy
The rise of the requirement for digital literacy in the workplace is increasing. In the next few blog posts are going to discuss the individual skills that make up in digital literacy comma and produce the little narrative on each. I'm going to take a look at the individual skills and how you can increase … Continue reading Digital literacy and me; an intro to future posts.
This is a session that I ran as a part of the Professional Development Series at my institution. In this session I consider what digital literacy means, and why it is important in an academic institution. It is mainly aimed at academics, but hopefully others would find it useful too. You can find the resources … Continue reading Digital Literacy PodCast
I wanted to start to collate some of the resources I use to encourage improvement of digital literacy. I use these resources to help guide my students to aid in their time in academia, and give them to colleagues to help with their digital literacy too. I want to start to build a repository that … Continue reading Skills for digital literacy