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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This page from the DCU Information Systems Services (ISS) informs students about the assistive technologies available to them, including (among many others) text-to-speech software, dictation software, recording devices, and screen readers, through the Disability and Learning Support Service.
This is a useful website with over 200+ tutorials for applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Google Drive, and more. There are also more specific tutorials focusing on particular digital skills available.
This document provides an overview of the Moodle Educator Certification (MEC) course, which helps staff engage with digital competencies and how the Virtual Learning Environment Moodle can be used in digital educational practice.