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eResources on the Menu - recipes for success

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Anthony Beal & Eleanor Johnston
Wigan and Leigh College
Thursday 13 May 2010

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eResources on the Menu - recipes for success

  1. 1. Anthony Beal Eleanor Johnston Thursday 13th May 2010 Wigan and Leigh College © Mshades http://www.flickr.com/photos/mshades/149731833 - Licenced under Creative Commons
  2. 2. Outline of today’s session • College context • Info literacy programme • Barriers and challenges • Examples of new technologies • Successes • The future
  3. 3. © West Cheshire College
  4. 4. © West Cheshire College
  5. 5. © West Cheshire College Springboard
  6. 6. Academic Writing Referencing ©University of Glasgow. Licensor www.scran.ac.uk © Gerry McCann. Licensor www.scran.ac.uk Reflective Learning © Djwhelan http://www.flickr.com/photos/djwhelan/8395783/- Research Skills © Pollyalida http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollyalida/2318426677/- Licenced Licenced under Creative Commons under Creative Commons
  7. 7. © rofltosh http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomicbartbeans/2100763009/ - Licenced under Creative Commons
  8. 8. Discuss Learn Show Do © katyscrapbooklady http://www.flickr.com/photos/scrapbooklady/3204969519/- Licenced under Creative Commons
  9. 9. © West Cheshire College
  10. 10. © Andy Roberts,http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thames_Barrier_03.jpg - Licenced under Creative Commons
  11. 11. Now overcome barriers to use of online journals in FE EBSCO, Emerald and InfoTrac are wonderful resources BUT can be too academic for some users We need an interface that is more level appropriate Vocational journals that are categorised by the vocational subject taught in FE With more colour and “pictures on the cover”
  12. 12. Intered - getting plenty of use by both students and staff 272 full text retrievals in March alone The trend is that access is going up month on month 4 times the use of InfoTrac Every journal/magazine has had some use with Early Years Educator (EYE) having the most Second in popularity is Practical Pre-School
  13. 13. Public domain 'Lopez Portillo Carter review'
  14. 14. ©James Gardiner. Licensor www.scran.ac.uk
  15. 15. Challenges New developments “every day” New resources New learning methods and technologies to support learning Dynamic content and flexible delivery
  16. 16. Ebrary
  17. 17. Twitter
  18. 18. Online art exhibition
  19. 19. Lumens Visualiser •Nail Art Demonstrations •Microscope fitting •Still capture •Video capture
  20. 20. Voting kit
  21. 21. Office Live
  22. 22. When adopting new technologies • Test the service/equipment with students & staff • If possible borrow equipment /ask for free trial • Ask tutors to submit a lesson plan for equipment • Work alongside tutors to develop workshops • Use potential new databases with students in information literacy workshops • Encourage LR staff to have a go
  23. 23. Adopted too early Pocket Cinema V10
  24. 24. The future • Information strategy and standards • Level 3 programme • e-resources distributed on generic podcasts • Pilot use of i-touches supplied by Learning Resources for workshops and proactive dissemination • e-book readers • Customising ebrary • The cloud (now Windows Live / Office Live)
  25. 25. Anthony Beal 01244 670340 a.beal@west-cheshire.ac.uk skype: anthony.beal Twitter: @redsontour / @wcclrc Eleanor Johnston e.johnston@west-cheshire.ac.uk With thanks to: Dermot Ryan & Leo Appleton

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