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Archive for the ‘ICT’ Category

Skills Cymru – 16th-18th September

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 10, 2010


Skillscymru, which takes place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, will mark the start of a year-long programme of events and activities taking place across the UK in the run up to WorldSkills London 2011. It is being hosted by the Welsh Assembly Government, which is also a Partner of WorldSkills London 2011, as part of its commitment to raise skills levels throughout Wales. Simon Bartley, chief executive of UK Skills, talks in more detail about the event here. SkillsCymru will also have a huge selection of interactive learning experiences for visitors and a fantastic group of inspirational speakers.

The World Skills competition itself takes place on the 5th-8th October 2011 in London.  Their interactive website is already live. Click on the scrolling skills list to access videos and links to career information. You can choose your national flag and get up dates on that country’s competitors. Check in with the site regularly to watch the ‘Focus On’ series of videos about specific career choices.

Students from Coleg Llandrillo have a fantastic reputation for achieving awards at the UK Skills and World Skills events. Talk to your tutor about how to get involved.




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FE Skills – Game On!

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 14, 2010

According to a recent survey by Train2Game of nearly 100 game development industry professionals, 80 per cent believe poor experience among prospective employees poses the most significant obstacle to them being recruited. You can read the rest of the article here.

If you love your gaming and think it could be career for you, why not check out the Coleg Llandrillo BTEC in Games Development.  

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Twitter – most popular search term 2009!

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 30, 2009


While Twitter may have taken second place in Bing’s 10 most searched topics of 2009, we’ve now learned that it has become top dog in something far bigger: the entire English language.

The Global Language Monitor, which tracks language trends, has once again compiled and released its yearly list of the most popular words and phrases within the English language. In 2008, the #1 most popular word was “change” (referring to the mantra of the top name of 2008, Barack Obama). However, Obama has been supplanted this year by the 140 character sensation that is Twitter ().

Yes, Twitter may very well be the most popular word in the English language this year.

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Cyber Fraud

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 27, 2009 is a public service dedicated to protecting the consumer from becoming a victim of Internet fraud and Identity theft. This is the only site in the UK to provide a central platform covering all aspects of cyber crime.

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UC Berkley webcasts – Video & Podcasts

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 23, 2009

Berkley university have kindly made available a host of webcasts that cover a number of subject areas that include psychology, biology, computer science and engineering.


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Keep up to date with podcasts – Technology and the Web

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 11, 2009

If you don’t have time to trawl the web, scan through your RSS feeds or you just miss the sound of a friendly human voice on the Interweb, you can still keep up to date with lots of technological goings on by downloading a few podcasts. You can then listen to these at your leisure (or for the more adventurous download them onto your MP3 player or mobile phone).

Some accessible and interesting shows include :

BBC Digital Planet –

Guardian Tech Weekly –


ComputerWeekly –

TiTT – Tuck in To Tech which is presented by two teenagers from Northern England

Coleg Llandrillo staff and students – If you want to know more about podcasts (how to find/download/play them) or the Web in general, just call down to the Library and IT Workshop in K block and we’ll be happy to help!

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IT not TV?

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 29, 2009

Recent Channel 4 research report – A Beta Life – has uncovered some surprising facts about young people’s (12-24) relationship with new technology. Read some of the findings on the channel’s blog spot.

Interesting points include:

  • They personally own 8 devices (including MP3 player, PC, TV, DVD player, mobile phone, stereo, games console, and digital camera)
  • They frequently conduct over 5 activities whilst watching TV
  • 25% of them agree that “I’d rather stay at home than go on a holiday with no internet or phone access”
  • A quarter of young people interviewed text or IM (instant message) friends they are physically with at the time
  • They have on average 123 friends on their social network spaces
  • And the first thing the majority of them do when they get home is turn on their PC

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IEEE Computer Society

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 31, 2009

The IEEE Computer Society holds a collection of podcasts and video blogs covering a wide variety of topics that may be of interest to computer students. Other areas of the website also contain peer reviewed articles, abstracts and book reviews.


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Google/YouTube Records Court Case

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 4, 2008

A US court has ruled that Google must divulge the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video on YouTube. The decision comes as part of Google’s legal battle with Viacom over allegations of copyright infringement.

Click here to see the BBC FAQ on what it means for you.

Read more about the case here, here and here.

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Internet Resources Newsletter – Issue 163 July 2008

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 3, 2008

A-Z of new, nice and interesting websites, RSS feeds, blogs and Internet books from the Heriot-Watt University.

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