What digital literacy skills are needed for study in the UK?

Two students using laptopsThis week’s blog post is in reply to a librarian who has been asked to help identify resources for teaching literacy skills relevant for students coming to study in UK higher education from her college. The student needs she mentions are “adapting to big libraries; information search skills (online) and use of e-resources expected in the UK.”

Mobile phone showing a PLEA free resource that may help educators and support staff as well as students themselves is The Digital Literacies Toolkit – a free set of learning resources to help students and educators explore a range of web 2.0 tools that can be used for study-support purposes, and to raise awareness of good practice in relation to social software.

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2 Responses to What digital literacy skills are needed for study in the UK?

  1. Baggio Chen says:

    Could I use any E-ink book ,like Kindle reader to download the tutorial references or academic books? By this way, would it be cheaper and more convenient than buy real book or borrow from the library?

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