Digital Literacy

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    Group project – How can we improve learning spaces at LSE? (virtual and physical)

Group project – How can we improve learning spaces at LSE? (virtual and physical)

Last week SADL met for the first time after the Christmas break and led by the Seniors, they discussed the following three questions:

How can we improve learning spaces at LSE – both virtual and physical?
How can we improve assessment and feedback at LSE and what role does technology play?
How can students provide peer support for each other?

Here’s what George […]

Sonia Gomes

About Sonia Gomes

Sonia is the Learning Support Library Assistant for LSE’s Library Information Skills programmes as well as the Student Ambassador for Digital Literacy project (SADL). She has worked with LSE Archives and Special Collections and has a special interest in collections such as The Women's Library and the Hall-Carpenter Archives.

Challenge Accepted

The Digital Challenge at first involved finding the right apps and techniques to adapt to note taking without traditional tools.
Very soon, I  had a set of tools to deal with different tasks. And got used to them enough to not restrict their use to the course I had initially chosen.

Google Calendar
Instead of having a handwritten timetable for my classes, […]

Why is digital literacy important?

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! SADL is all about ‘digital literacy’ but you may be reading this wondering, what is digital literacy and why does it matter? Digital literacy can be many things, but in terms of the SADL project, some of the things we understand it to be:

the ability to find and evaluate information for your […]

Jane Secker

About Jane Secker

Digital Literacy and Copyright Advisor at LSE's Centre for Learning Technology

What is the most important thing you’ve learned from SADL?

As part of the Evaluation and Impact study of SADL, we asked our Ambassdaors and Senior Ambassadors to tell us what the most important thing they had learned from being part of this programme. You can listen to our students tell you.

Jane Secker

About Jane Secker

Digital Literacy and Copyright Advisor at LSE's Centre for Learning Technology

OneNote or Evernote? by Ella Sun

This week, the SADL workshop focused on tips to help with reading and note-taking and as a Sociology student, I was very interested in the tips given during the session. My blog post will focus on two note-taking applications that were mentioned during the workshop – OneNote and Evernote.
As an avid user of applications to aid my note-taking process, […]

Sonia Gomes

About Sonia Gomes

Sonia is the Learning Support Library Assistant for LSE’s Library Information Skills programmes as well as the Student Ambassador for Digital Literacy project (SADL). She has worked with LSE Archives and Special Collections and has a special interest in collections such as The Women's Library and the Hall-Carpenter Archives.

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    SADL Workshop 2: Essay Writing, Note taking and Blogging – Alex D’Arcy

SADL Workshop 2: Essay Writing, Note taking and Blogging – Alex D’Arcy

The role of technology in note taking was of particular interest to me during the second workshop. It can be assumed that everyone present in the workshop would have access to some kind of portable technology in a lecture or class. However, what I found interesting was that only one person in the class predominately used computer based software […]

Sonia Gomes

About Sonia Gomes

Sonia is the Learning Support Library Assistant for LSE’s Library Information Skills programmes as well as the Student Ambassador for Digital Literacy project (SADL). She has worked with LSE Archives and Special Collections and has a special interest in collections such as The Women's Library and the Hall-Carpenter Archives.

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    Apps – Managing tasks with Wunderlist by Noor-Ul-Hussain Khawaja

Apps – Managing tasks with Wunderlist by Noor-Ul-Hussain Khawaja

Today I am going to review an app that was highlighted in SADL Workshop 2 — Wunderlist. Wunderlist is a productivity tool that allows you to manage your tasks.
If you are a person looking to evolve from the conventional method of task managing on a piece of paper to something more digital, then Wunderlist might be what you are […]

Sonia Gomes

About Sonia Gomes

Sonia is the Learning Support Library Assistant for LSE’s Library Information Skills programmes as well as the Student Ambassador for Digital Literacy project (SADL). She has worked with LSE Archives and Special Collections and has a special interest in collections such as The Women's Library and the Hall-Carpenter Archives.

Noor-Ul Hussain’s reflections – workshop 1

Workshop 1 was a great start to the programme as it provided a mixture of both an introduction to the programme and useful digital tips that we can apply in our studies.

The workshop began with introductions. We first introduced ourselves and rated how confident we felt with our digital skills. This allowed us to learn more about the backgrounds […]

Sonia Gomes

About Sonia Gomes

Sonia is the Learning Support Library Assistant for LSE’s Library Information Skills programmes as well as the Student Ambassador for Digital Literacy project (SADL). She has worked with LSE Archives and Special Collections and has a special interest in collections such as The Women's Library and the Hall-Carpenter Archives.

George Fattal’s reflections – workshop 1

As a first year, I was intimidated by the massive reading list we were given at the beginning of the year. I was also confused by the many digital platforms used at LSE. As a new university student it can be hard to deal with the hundreds of thousands and even millions search results.

The first SADL workshop made it […]

Sonia Gomes

About Sonia Gomes

Sonia is the Learning Support Library Assistant for LSE’s Library Information Skills programmes as well as the Student Ambassador for Digital Literacy project (SADL). She has worked with LSE Archives and Special Collections and has a special interest in collections such as The Women's Library and the Hall-Carpenter Archives.

Chloe Tan’s reflections – Workshop 1

The first session of the digital literacy workshop served as a springboard to the journey I was about to undertake in the quest for enhancement of my abilities in navigating the murky waters of information bombardment our world holds. As a beginning point, the key and map were handed to all newly recruited ambassadors including me with the introductory […]

Sonia Gomes

About Sonia Gomes

Sonia is the Learning Support Library Assistant for LSE’s Library Information Skills programmes as well as the Student Ambassador for Digital Literacy project (SADL). She has worked with LSE Archives and Special Collections and has a special interest in collections such as The Women's Library and the Hall-Carpenter Archives.