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Digital Study Skills

Talk given to students at Vientiane College 25th November 2013
by

Aisha Walker

on 16 March 2015

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Transcript of Digital Study Skills

Digital Writing
Assignments produced digitally (e.g. word-processed)
May be expected to use other writing environments e.g. blogs or wikis
May work collaboratively
Work will be checked using text-matching (e.g. Turnitin)
Using digital resources
Most academic journals are online - learn to use databases
Don't forget paper books!
Beware of 'grey literature'
Record everything that you touch
'Academic Hygiene'
Digital Study Skills
The digital classroom
May be 'flipped'
Resources provided electronically
readings
videos
recorded lectures
podcasts
exercises and activities
May use tools such as Twitter or Facebook
Will be expected to make presentations and/or posters
Tools to help
Make sure you know how to use Word tools!
Make mindmaps
Keep copies of drafts
Backup at at the university!
University referencing conventions
Tools to help
Bibliographic software (e.g. Diigo, CiteUlike)
Use mindmaps for taking notes
Databases such as IngentaConnect
Grey literature
Any non-academic literature e.g.
Websites
Blogs
Wikipedia
Avoid accidental plagiarism
plagiarism penalties are serious
Try not to copy/paste text into your notes BUT if you must then:
use different font or colour for copied/pasted text (or highlight)
keep citation close to quoted or paraphrased text (even in your notes)

Useful Word tools
Headers
Captions
Track changes
Comments
Use your phone!
Check your timetable
Access library resources
Store and read papers
Access the VLE
Take notes
Record your ideas
Communicate with peers

The 'flipped' classroom
Independent working using online resources
Class time used for discussion
- don't be afraid to talk!
Aisha Walker
University of Leeds UK

Examples
Mindmapping:
Popplet
Freemind
MindMaple
Reference Management:
CiteUlike
Diigo
Mendeley
EndNote
Useful tools
Evernote
Dropbox/iCloud/Google Drive
Kindle/iBooks
Voice recorder
Dragon Dictation
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