Using technologies in your studies Nigel Gibson
What we’ll cover <ul><li>The dreaded eTMA system </li></ul><ul><li>Other stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Hints and tips </li></ul>
Sorry but….. <ul><li>This is going to be more “show and tell” than “hands on”  </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to pretend yo...
eTMAs <ul><li>Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Submission </li></ul><ul><li>Return </li></ul>
eTMAs - Creation <ul><li>Must be a Word document unless the course stipulates otherwise </li></ul><ul><li>Must be a Word 1...
Making a Word doc <ul><li>Using OpenOffice (or MS Works) </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll show other ways later </li></ul>
Submitting your eTMA
Submitting your eTMA
Submitting your eTMA
Submitting your eTMA
Submitting your eTMA
Submitting by email <ul><li>Send your assignment as an attachment </li></ul><ul><li>Must be the same file format as demand...
Getting your eTMA back <ul><li>You’ll get a message telling you it’s ready to download </li></ul><ul><li>If you sent it by...
Getting your eTMA back
eTMAs <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>
Some other stuff <ul><li>I’m going to suggest a few different tools you might try </li></ul><ul><li>They are all web-based...
Before we go any further <ul><li>Be safe online </li></ul><ul><li>Know something about what you are doing – car? </li></ul...
Firewall <ul><li>You and the web </li></ul><ul><li>Send and receive information </li></ul><ul><li>Some is bad! </li></ul><...
Antivirus <ul><li>People who write viruses haven’t all agreed to release them on Friday at 17:00   </li></ul><ul><li>So d...
Browser <ul><li>If the browser you are using isn’t the latest version you may be at risk </li></ul><ul><li>You are at incr...
Delicious <ul><li>A place to store your bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>And share them </li></ul><ul>...
Diigo <ul><li>Bookmarks and tags like Delicous </li></ul><ul><li>Add comments to web sites – other Diigo users can see you...
Zotero <ul><li>Use it to collect, manage and store online research  </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically grabs the web page URL...
Wikis <ul><li>Personal wikis are great for keeping notes </li></ul><ul><li>Can be “hidden” or publically available </li></...
<ul><li>More Googley goodness……… </li></ul>
Google Reader
Google Documents
Google docs
Google docs
Google docs
Google docs – output types
Some benefits of Google docs <ul><li>Accessible wherever you are </li></ul><ul><li>Can be shared with others – useful for ...
Converting files <ul><li>ZamZar  </li></ul><ul><li>Coverts from and too an amazing range of filetypes including: </li></ul...
Finally <ul><li>There are lots of tools out there </li></ul><ul><li>As long as you take care it’s worth trying them out </...
This presentation is available online <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/nogbad/using-technologies-in-your-studies </li></u...
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Using Technologies In Your Studies

  1. 1. Using technologies in your studies Nigel Gibson
  2. 2. What we’ll cover <ul><li>The dreaded eTMA system </li></ul><ul><li>Other stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Hints and tips </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sorry but….. <ul><li>This is going to be more “show and tell” than “hands on” </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to pretend you have a PC in front of you ….. </li></ul>
  4. 4. eTMAs <ul><li>Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Submission </li></ul><ul><li>Return </li></ul>
  5. 5. eTMAs - Creation <ul><li>Must be a Word document unless the course stipulates otherwise </li></ul><ul><li>Must be a Word 1997 – 2003 file type rather than docx from Office 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>If you are required to submit a number of different files you will need to zip them – instructions and a tool to do this are on the OLA CD </li></ul>
  6. 6. Making a Word doc <ul><li>Using OpenOffice (or MS Works) </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll show other ways later </li></ul>
  7. 7. Submitting your eTMA
  8. 8. Submitting your eTMA
  9. 9. Submitting your eTMA
  10. 10. Submitting your eTMA
  11. 11. Submitting your eTMA
  12. 12. Submitting by email <ul><li>Send your assignment as an attachment </li></ul><ul><li>Must be the same file format as demanded by the web-based submission route </li></ul><ul><li>Check the process – it goes to [email_address] but you must adhere to specific protocol for the subject line </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t email your assignment to your tutor </li></ul>
  13. 13. Getting your eTMA back <ul><li>You’ll get a message telling you it’s ready to download </li></ul><ul><li>If you sent it by email it’ll be returned the same way to the same email address </li></ul>
  14. 14. Getting your eTMA back
  15. 15. eTMAs <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Some other stuff <ul><li>I’m going to suggest a few different tools you might try </li></ul><ul><li>They are all web-based or web related </li></ul><ul><li>One advantage of web-based tools is that you can access your resources wherever you are and using any PC (handy for studying during lunch break at work) </li></ul><ul><li>Everything I mention is free (although most also have a “for fee” service so make sure you pick the right one) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Before we go any further <ul><li>Be safe online </li></ul><ul><li>Know something about what you are doing – car? </li></ul><ul><li>Protect yourself </li></ul>
  18. 18. Firewall <ul><li>You and the web </li></ul><ul><li>Send and receive information </li></ul><ul><li>Some is bad! </li></ul><ul><li>A firewall gets in the way and filters out the bad stuff </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zonelabs.com </li></ul>
  19. 19. Antivirus <ul><li>People who write viruses haven’t all agreed to release them on Friday at 17:00  </li></ul><ul><li>So do you think you are protected if you only update once each week? </li></ul><ul><li>Use an AV application which updates and scans daily (at least) </li></ul><ul><li>Free ones include AVG ( http://free.avg.com/ ) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Browser <ul><li>If the browser you are using isn’t the latest version you may be at risk </li></ul><ul><li>You are at increased risk if you are using Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>If possible update to the latest version of IE and/or use another browser </li></ul>
  21. 21. Delicious <ul><li>A place to store your bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>And share them </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com </li></ul>
  22. 22. Diigo <ul><li>Bookmarks and tags like Delicous </li></ul><ul><li>Add comments to web sites – other Diigo users can see your comments and you can see theirs </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.diigo.com/ </li></ul>
  23. 23. Zotero <ul><li>Use it to collect, manage and store online research </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically grabs the web page URL </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used to add notes about the source </li></ul><ul><li>And keep a copy of the page </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zotero.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>(Needs Firefox) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Wikis <ul><li>Personal wikis are great for keeping notes </li></ul><ul><li>Can be “hidden” or publically available </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of free wikis – I use http://pbwiki.com </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>More Googley goodness……… </li></ul>
  26. 26. Google Reader
  27. 27. Google Documents
  28. 28. Google docs
  29. 29. Google docs
  30. 30. Google docs
  31. 31. Google docs – output types
  32. 32. Some benefits of Google docs <ul><li>Accessible wherever you are </li></ul><ul><li>Can be shared with others – useful for collaborative work </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need your own word processor/spreadsheet/etc </li></ul>
  33. 33. Converting files <ul><li>ZamZar </li></ul><ul><li>Coverts from and too an amazing range of filetypes including: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PDF to Word </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Works to Word </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OpenOffice to Word </li></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Finally <ul><li>There are lots of tools out there </li></ul><ul><li>As long as you take care it’s worth trying them out </li></ul><ul><li>There is a community of students using technology </li></ul><ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>
  35. 35. This presentation is available online <ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/nogbad/using-technologies-in-your-studies </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>http://croyden.nogbad.co.uk </li></ul>

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