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Autology – Student Prize!

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 25, 2011

Autology Award

 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

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Who Needs Teachers Anymore?

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 27, 2008

What use are teachers and lessons? You have to be somewhere at a particular time just to listen to some old geezer drone on at you for an hour (or more). Why not learn your lessons in the comfort of your own home?. If you do a quick search on YouTube you might be surprised at what educational video clips you can find, anything from how to make pastries ( http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=t8aa8e8kk3E ) to how to talk like a pirate ( http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fqMu6e5Dgtg ).

Of course there are countless other web sites offering online tutorials, normally free of charge such as the BBC ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/ ), the Intute Virtual Training Suite for Internet training( http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/ ), CommonCraft; excellent for Web 2.0 training( http://www.commoncraft.com/ ) and even Microsoft ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/FX100565001033.aspx ). Sometimes it is just a matter of finding them.

Whilst marking coursework today I came across an excellent website, Teach ICT ( http://www.teach-ict.com/videohome.htm ).

Teach ICT.com home page

Teach ICT.com home page

This site offers free video tutorials on Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Excel, Word, Flash, Frontpage, PowerPoint Access and Publisher. Each subject is presented in several sections so you can just learn the bit you want, all you need is a set of headphones and the ability to concentrate for a few minutes. Teach ICT .com appears to have been created by teachers for teachers in the UK and you can even contribute yourself. It contains a wealth of teaching resources which would be useful to teachers and students alike. At the moment I am brushing up on my Spreadsheets!

So, who needs teachers? Well who do you think created these tutorials?

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