Want to keep track of the latest IT developments across campus, as well as news about software and hardware upgrades? Self-Enrol onto the PC Clinic and Software Downloads Module page on LEARN.
The PC Clinic page features essential information while highlighting the key IT services available to students such as printing and computer lab availability. Including tutorials for Printing and connecting devices to the Wi-FI.
The Software Downloads page features download links to a range of different software with FREE access to Microsoft Office 2016 also, including specialist software such as MatLab and SPSS.
The bibliographic database, RefWorks has proved to be a real hit at Loughborough with over 10,000 active users and a record 895 new users in October alone. In a bid to improve communication with it customers, RefWorks has just launched a new, interactive service called RefWorks Community. This will now be the place to go for news about updates and enhancements to the service, blogs, ‘tips and tricks’ and all sorts of video and webinar training sessions.
There is also help at hand in the Library. Extensive training documentation can be found on LEARN, there are also workshops which include RefWorks and your Academic Librarian will always be pleased to assist you with enquiries!
The National Union of Students have just released a new charter addressing the provision and function of Academic support in Higher Education facilities.
Academic support is necessary for students not only in helping them complete their courses, but also for the vital role it plays in helping students develop their academic skills. The charter based on what good practice in academic support could look like, and is drawn from research from the NSS, HEFCE and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and current good practice from around the sector.
The Library is very much committed to helping provide such support, primarily through liason with our team of Academic Librarians. The workshops, online tutorials and advice sheets they provide can help you enhance your study and information literacy skills. We call these ‘Skills to Succeed’ and they can help you with all manner of activities, like revision, time management, and literature searching. Check out the Know-How page for details of these workshops and more!
Last month we also launched a new ‘Academic Practice’ module on Learn, containing 10 tutorials on a variety of topics such as ‘Using the Library’, ‘Being Aware of Plagiarism’, ‘Referencing Right’, ‘Essay writing’ and ‘Information Online’. Each unit has been designed to be attractive and informative – providing ‘bite sized’ information on a topic – with the added advantage of allowing the user to progress at their own pace.
The new charter is available for download from the NUS site here.
Want to keep your academic eye in over the Christmas vacation? Need a change from reindeer, snowmen and Bing Crosby? Why not try out the new Academic Practice module on Learn!
It contains 10 tutorials on a variety of topics such as ‘Using the Library’, ‘Being Aware of Plagiarism’, ‘Referencing Right’, ‘Essay writing’ and ‘Information Online’. Each unit has been designed to be attractive and informative – providing ‘bite sized’ information on a topic.
The units have great navigation with the expectation being that students will go directly to the page that answers their query, or work through the unit at their own pace, depending on their needs. Each unit is full of links to our web pages and other resources along with fun interactive quizzes to test understanding.
The module is now available in LEARN at LBA101.
Simply log in and look under your Other modules.