Posted by LibeRaCe on October 23, 2012
This morning Ofcom released their latest report – Children and Adults Media use and attitudes report 2012.
Did you know that -
Over a third of 3-4 years olds are helped to go online using a desktop PC, laptop or netbook and 6% go online via a tablet computer!
Children who use the internet mostly alone comprise one in seven internet users aged 5-7 (14%), one in four aged 8-11 (24%) and over half of those aged 12-15 (55%)
While most children would tell someone if they encountered something inappropriate, a minority were unsure or would not tell anyone
Lack of confidence in using the internet is an issue for a number of parents, and the risks of grooming, cyber-bullying or access to inappropriate content are not always front-of-mind for many parents.
The ESafety pages on Moodle developed and curated by the Library and Learning Technology team, will help to support tutors and learners with :
- Esafety/Digital Footprint Class resources (videos, discussion points, quizzes, handouts and crib sheets)
- Esafety handouts with top tips
- Sources to find support
- Information for parents
- Esafety resources created by learners with disabilities and learning difficulties
- Esafety resources created by referred/excluded learners
- Safer online shopping information
- Spotting fakes and fraud online
- Basic media literacy awareness
We also add content regularly to our favourite E-Safety webpages list – http://delicious.com/llandrillo_library/esafety .
To arrange departmental staff development training on delivering Esafety, Digital Footprint or Social Media sessions, please contact the LLTS team directly.
Posted in Citizenship, ESafety, FE Students, Health & Safety, PGCE | Tagged: digital footprint, digital literacy, esafety, information literacy, media literacy, ofcom | Leave a Comment »
Posted by LibeRaCe on April 5, 2012
The elibrary of the UK National STEM Centre offers support for teachers of science, technology, engineering and medicine.
The elibrary holds an invaluable collection of online resources on STEM subjects and a community area where teachers can make their own resource lists and review material.
Posted in A Levels, Engineering, FE Students, GCSE, Science, Staff | Tagged: engineering, Mathematics, Science, technology | Leave a Comment »
Posted by LibeRaCe on April 4, 2012
Living Books About Life is a collection of open access, curated books connecting the humanities and the sciences; funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), and published by Open Humanities Press (OHP)
This series is an ongoing collaboration process of writing, editing, updating, remixing and commenting by readers.
Living Books About Life includes interactive maps, visualisations, podcasts and audio visual material.
Posted in A Levels, FE Students, HE Students, Science | Tagged: ebooks, Humanities, open access, Science | Leave a Comment »
Posted by LibeRaCe on January 27, 2012
The following online resource was collected by Manchester University and lists a number of links covering all four crusades! Some of the links are dead but, there are still some very good free resources produced or hosted by universities and colleges.
Read extracts from historical documents written during the period of the crusades and accounts of the capture of Jerusalem by Saladin.
Also, the library subscribes to the BBC History Magazine that this month contains an article by Thomas Asbridge who’s three-part series The Crusades is now on BBC 2. Back issues of magazines and journals can be taken out on loan; just ask at the library counter.
We also have the following books in stock! Click on the icons for readers reviews.
Posted in A Levels, Books, FE Students, HE Students, History, Uncategorized | Tagged: Crusades, medieval History | Leave a Comment »
Posted by LibeRaCe on November 17, 2011
The JISC Collection provides various links to digital collections that cover areas such as history, social sciences, science and engineering.
Try exploring the timeline:
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Posted by LibeRaCe on October 11, 2011
Coleg Llandrillo Library and Learning Technology Service are looking for students who will be offered training and support in the use of the college ICT network, Moodle, e-safety, Web 2.0 tools and searching the internet effectively.
Role of Peer e-guide
Peer e-guides will be offered a range of training and support to raise their awareness and knowledge of Digital Literacy eg accessing e-resources, use of the College ICT network, e-safety, Web 2.0 tools and searching the internet.
- Peer e-guides will act as a point of contact for other learners on the same course for informal advice on ICT/information skills.
- Peer e-guides will primarily promote the support available within the College in relation to ICT/information skills eg support and training sessions offered by the Library & Learning Technology Service and learning materials on Moodle.
- Peer e-guides will NOT be expected to train other students
Training and support will be provided in the following areas:
- Using the College ICT network
- Effective use of Moodle
- Finding and using information
- Safe use of the internet
- Educational use of Web 2.0 tools eg blogs, wikis, etc
Peer e-guides will be required to:
- Attend an introductory briefing session
- Complete a short ICT skills questionnaire
- Attend one or more of the core training sessions offered
What’s in it for the e-guides?
- Looks good on CV
- Improved ICT skills
- Possibility of gaining extra qualifications
Call in to the library for further details or email email@example.com
Posted in A Levels, FE Students, HE Students, Uncategorized | Tagged: digital literacy, information literacy | Leave a Comment »
Posted by LibeRaCe on January 25, 2011
Jenna Jefferson a BTEC Science student has received a merit award for her effective use of the Autology online resource, for the month of November 2010.
She has made excellent use of the over £3000 worth of resources that are available to each student who has access to Autology.
Jenna said ‘She has found the Autology resource very useful for her course work”. Jenna is pictured below receiving her certificate and prize from Library Manager Dr Andrew Eynon.
Autology is the world’s first ‘Sat Nav for Study, created for students aged 11-18. It is used by students in College and at home, at their own pace, to improve their results – helping with coursework and revision.
Autology combines a unique Online Library, filled with thousands of high-quality resources for students with intelligent, pro-active Research Assistant Tools that help students instantly access all the relevant information they need
Posted in A Levels, FE Students, GCSE, General Library Info, HE Students, PGCE | Tagged: "E-Learning" "E-Resources" " Internet Trianing", autology, coleg llandrillo, e-learning, library, student prize | Leave a Comment »