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Lynda.com will soon become LinkedIn Learning

By Jemima McDonald,

Lynda.com has been used across the campus by academics and professional staff for over four years now. It has become an indispensable tool for many, supporting the learning.futures strategy as well as the training needs of all staff.

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Digital Literacy made easy with the Library’s Tinker Kits

By Alycia Bailey,

Feeling the pressure to develop digital and data literacy skills in your students? UTS Library can help with our Tinker Kits.

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5 ways UTS Library can help with teaching in Autumn Session

By Ashley England,

eReadings, new subject materials, essential skills training for students, workshops, kits...and more!

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Tinker Kits for engaging, future-focused learning

By Rebecca Dale,

Tinker kits are a great way to foster data and digital literacy in your students. Here are some examples of how to use them and information on how you can get your hands on one for your subject.

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Give alternate realities a try

By Andreas Mertin,

There’s great potential for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) to enhance the future of teaching, learning and research in the university setting.

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Update, back up and clean out: keep yourself secure beyond passwords

By Sean Riley,

Security goes beyond passwords. Think about backing up, thinking of what you keep and what you don't, and updating as key security practices.

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Drag-and-drop code & click-together circuitry: the littleBits of big projects

By Andreas Mertin,

Want to incorporate coding into your subject but don't know where to start?

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5 reasons you’ll love the littleBits Synth Kit

By David Litting,

Ever wanted to make music but never learned how? If so, it's time you met the littleBits Synth Kit! High quality audio and ease of use makes the kit great for sound projects, or for introducing topics such as signal chains, electrical circuits or the physics of sound.

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Open Educational Resources Part 2: Finding OERs

By Shemiran Yaghobi,

Part two of the Library Open Educational Resources Series on Finding OERs. This post was co-authored by Shemiran Yaghobi & Dr Patrick Tooth. Many thanks to Janet Chelliah for her support and advice.

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Learning to be open: Open Access as a deliberate academic practice

By Bhuva Narayan,

When I was first asked seven years ago whether I wanted to publish my doctoral thesis as open access on the university’s online institutional repository or enforce an embargo on it, it was the first time I had heard about such an embargo.

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