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.
The Student Success Toolbox is a series of short courses aimed at flexible learners (such as mature, part-time, and online/distance learning students) to help them assess their readiness for and lay the foundations for successfully undertaking and completing a college programme. The digital tools provided help students assess various factors to consider when considering returning to education, such as time management and computer skills level.
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.
This is a 20-minute interactive lesson from All Aboard aimed at teachers and lecturers interested in incorporating screencasting (a form of multimedia presentation) into their planning, and how it can be used as a beneficial teaching and learning resource.
This is an interactive lesson which teaches about the use of podcasting in teaching and learning and how to implement podcasting into educational practice. This course is approximately 30-45 minutes long.
This is a 20-minute interactive lesson from All Aboard which teaches the fundamentals of digital research skills, discussing digital information literacy, managing citing and referencing, and avoiding plagiarism.
This is a 15-minute interactive lesson from All Aboard which teaches you about how you can use social media to promote your professional identity and interests more positively. Completing this course will earn you a digital learning badge.