Intute, the Virtual Training Suite and Informs

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Intute presentation at the RSC Wales event, Information literacy: skills for success, Deeside College,
28/11/2007

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Intute, the Virtual Training Suite and Informs

  1. 1. Intute, the Virtual Training Suite and Informs Lisa Charnock Intute Development Officer
  2. 2. Summary <ul><li>Background - what is Intute and what do we do? </li></ul><ul><li>Scenarios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intute and MyIntute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ‘new’ Virtual Training Suite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating Intute into your own web spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informs </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is Intute? <ul><li>Best of the web </li></ul><ul><li>Free online service providing access to the very best Web resources for education and research. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Resource Catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Training Suite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For the community by the community </li></ul>
  4. 4. Scenario one: student <ul><li>Reliant on search engines </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Just in time’ attitude to research </li></ul><ul><li>Limited internet research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Confident Web user </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook, MySpace etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds, Bloglines etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging, del.icio.us, Flickr </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Resources and MyIntute <ul><li>Over 120,000 records </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,000 topics for browsing </li></ul><ul><li>Save searches and records with MyIntute </li></ul><ul><li>Tag records with own keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Receive weekly email alerts for new records added to the database </li></ul>
  6. 7. Virtual Training Suite <ul><li>Over 65 tutorials in a range of subjects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet for English to Internet Social Worker </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All recently updated – new look and feel </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul>
  7. 9. The tutorials help answer : <ul><li>What are the key websites I should be using for research in my subject field? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I search the Internet effectively? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I trust on the Internet? </li></ul><ul><li>How do other people use the Internet effectively to support their research? </li></ul>
  8. 10. Four Sections <ul><li>Tour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>collect the key websites in each subject </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discover </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tips on search tools and search strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Judge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>avoid getting caught out by dodgy information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Success Stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See how others use the Web successfully </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Scenario two: learning resources staff <ul><li>Teaches information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for resource development (and juggling the budget) </li></ul><ul><li>Writes information guides for students </li></ul><ul><li>Confident Web user </li></ul><ul><li>Time poor </li></ul>
  10. 13. Internet Detective <ul><li>Free online tutorial designed to help develop the critical thinking required for Internet research. </li></ul><ul><li>Practical advice on evaluating the quality of websites </li></ul><ul><li>Embed into VLEs (including Moodle) </li></ul>
  11. 15. Integrating Intute <ul><li>Put Intute search box on your library Web page, eg. for Intute: Social Science resources </li></ul><ul><li>Create reading lists from Intute resources </li></ul><ul><li>List latest language resources added to Intute, on your library Web page </li></ul><ul><li> http:// www.intute.ac.uk /integration/ </li></ul>
  12. 16. Creating e-resource lists <ul><li>Use MyIntute to </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own account </li></ul><ul><li>Save records </li></ul><ul><li>Tag records with your own keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Export data into your web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Get automatic updates </li></ul><ul><li>Choose from Intute and add your own resources </li></ul>
  13. 17. Intute Search Box Intute RSS Feeds Records from the Intute catalogue
  14. 18. Informs <ul><li>Flexible tool for the creation of interactive online tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use software and a database of tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Free! </li></ul><ul><li>30 FE colleges subscribed </li></ul>
  15. 19. The ‘Guide at the Side’ Live website
  16. 20. Contact Lisa Charnock [email_address] www.intute.ac.uk

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