NUI Galway – Guide to communicating with your peers on social media

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This guidance document from NUI Galway gives students advice on communicating safely and responsibly with peers and friends on social media, and factors to consider when doing so such as privacy, sensitivity, bullying, and self-care.

NUIG Academic Skills Hub – IT and Digital Skills

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This page of NUIG’s Academic Skills Hub gives links to guides, apps, and resources on developing your IT and digital skills in college, including information on digital badges you can earn and how to get the most out of resources like Outlook.

NUI Galway – Checklist for creating a presentation slideshow

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This is a useful checklist for students on creating content for a presentation slideshow on PowerPoint and/or Google Slides, to help make sure good guidance has been followed on making an effective and easy to read presentation and that all necessary content is included.

NUI Galway – A Guide To Emailing Staff

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This is a guidance document for students advising on best practice when emailing university staff. While this guide is specifically aimed at NUIG students, its advice is applicable for students of any university who want to email staff appropriately.

NUI Galway – Digital Literacy

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This resource from NUI Galway is a list of tutorials for developing digital competencies and skills, including topics ranging from citing and referencing to 3D printing to critical thinking and communication skills.

Trinity College Dublin – What are Blogs and Wikis and how do they help me learn?

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This webpage from Trinity College Dublin discusses the use of blogs and wikis in learning, and how they can potentially be used for collaboration, assessment, and demonstrating knowledge of a topic. This page is also available as a PDF.

Digital Competence in Teacher Education (DICTE) – Research Paper

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This is a research paper by Oliver McGarr and Adrian McDonagh which looks at Digital Competence in Teacher Education as part of the DICTE project. It looks at hierarchies and frameworks around digital competency in teacher education and the results and challenges that arise from this.

University of Limerick – Digital Skills Workshop Slides

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This resource from the University of Limerick Library contains uploaded slides from UL Library’s digital skills workshops, including presentations advising on a variety of digital skills topics such as searching library databases, staying safe online, making good use of Microsoft apps like Word and Excel, and more.

Durham University – Designing Digitally

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This is a series of resources created by Durham University aimed at academic staff wanting to explore ways of designing courses that make the best use of digital tools and resources to design and enhance learning.

EDTL – Enhancing Interaction in Live Online Classes

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This is a guidance document devised by the Irish Universities Association’s Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning (EDTL) project team which gives tips for educators on how to enhance interaction in live online classes and how to make the most out of the resources available in order to achieve this.