Sourcing and Evaluating Information – Maynooth University

This interactive content was made by Maynooth University. Going through this interactive content should help enable you to better source and evaluate information which you will use in your academic writing.

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Avoiding Plagiarism – Maynooth University

This interactive content is created by Maynooth University. Going through these interactive videos and quizzes can help you understand plagiarism and how to avoid it.

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Evidence: Incorporating Research – UCC

This is a PDF from the UCC Skills Centre. This PDF details the importance of evidence in academic writing and how to choose which evidence to use.

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OpenLearn: Jumpstart University

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This is a hub of free courses, articles, activities, and resources curated by the Open University aimed at helping new students take their first steps at university. There are courses on practical topics, such as learning to recognise plagiarism, embrace good studying habits, and preparation for exams and essays, as well as on more specific topics including arts, science, maths, business, and mental health and wellbeing.

DigiLanguages

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DigiLanguages is a project funded by Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, which aims to offer flexible support for language learners during various transition periods. The site provides a series of mini-lessons on various topics.

Learning In A Digital Age

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This resource consists of several micro courses focused on learning in a digital age, digital literacies for online learning, digital citizenship, open education, copyright, open licensing, media literacies, and digital skills. These courses can help grow your digital competencies and improve your capacity as a digital learner.

Data Protection Checklist for Learning Analytics

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This is a checklist from Teaching & Learning aimed at educators and researchers on retaining student learning analytics correctly and making sure student data is protected and dealt with safely and securely.

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 – 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.