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Onlline Resources

  1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit April 13, 2010 | slide Online resources for teaching & learning Sara Brown, JISC RSC Scotland North & East RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning
  2. 2. Finding resources by subject
  3. 3. http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk
  4. 4. <ul><li>http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription services </li></ul><ul><li>Include databases, reference works, full-text e-journals, e-books, image and audio collections </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples: Britannica Online, Film & Sound Online, Xreferplus etc </li></ul><ul><li>Check which resources are available at your college </li></ul>
  5. 5. Winning websites! BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/ Wealth of high quality materials across various subject areas How Stuff Works http:// www.howstuffworks.com / Clear, concise explanations of how things work e.g. how a smoke detector works, how emails work, how car engines work Categories include: Auto, Science, Health, Electronics Biz/ed http://www.bized.co.uk/ Free online service for students and lecturers of accounting, business, economics, leisure & recreation and travel & tourism
  6. 6. Search tips & tricks Google basic search Use double quote marks to search for exact phrases e.g. “Carbon footprint” Search for a definition of a term using the command ‘define’: e.g. define:solar power To retrieve results which contain similar search terms to your own use the ~ symbol in front of your search e.g. ~solar power
  7. 7. Search tips & tricks Google advanced search Restrict results to a particular format e.g. PDF, Word document, powerpoint Restrict results by domain name e.g. ac.uk Search within a specific site e.g. www.angus.ac.uk Search for resources available via Creative Commons
  8. 8. Other search tools from Google Search for images & videos Google book search Search blog content
  9. 9. E-Books E-Books for FE Collection 3,000+ e-books freely available to FE Access 24/7 Parts can be incorporated into teaching & learning materials (paper or electronic) Equity of access to resources Further information at http://fe.jiscebooksproject.org

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