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RAISE 2016 – Student Engagement

‘Excellence’ in Student Engagement Conference at Loughborough University

8 – 9 September 2016

To all digital literacy enthusiasts, welcome back to a fresh start of Michaelmas term. I hope everyone’s summer was a summer to remember, and that we are all energised and refreshed to crack on with the year ahead. This summer I had the most fantastic opportunity to attend […]

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.

Me, SADL and the indispensable tools

Over the course of the three years of my undergraduate life at LSE, few things have characteristically stayed constant. Course have changed, career paths have swayed and well let’s not even comment about London weather. But in the great turbulence of times and tides, from the wide eyed days of first year to the more cynical chasm of the […]

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.

Holiday chat and map making!

Last week we had the official summer break. We celebrated the end of the year with a light lunch, plenty of chats about exams, graduations and holidays. We also had a little game in the manner of SADL, which gave everyone something to take away – a handy tool to  help drawing a digital footprint map. The following is […]

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.

Procrastination locked out!

Hello readers!
If you are like me or to be more precise, like most average student who owns a smartphone, then I can bet that the first thing you do when you wake up is that you check your phone.Doing so, and with the amount of distractions at the tip of your fingers, it is easy to find yourself engrossed […]

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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    Concentration and technology: no longer mutually exclusive

Concentration and technology: no longer mutually exclusive

Instead of fighting your urge to go online when studying, why not use technology to enhance your concentration? Studies have shown that the right level of ambient sound can increase your productivity and boost your creativity by keeping your brain engaged at a subconscious level.

Here are some of my favourite picks:

1. Soundrown
With a neat user interface, users get mix […]

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.

Referencing: a pain in academia no longer!

Referencing I’m sure you all know can be the most tedious part when writing in academia. Where did I find that quote? Where did I store that reading? Why does it take so long? Are a few of my thoughts when referencing. I’m sure they’re relatable, notably as we scurry through our notes, trying to quickly assemble some references […]

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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    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.

My iPad kept me awake

The Digital Challenge:
A few weeks ago, my friend Eugene told me about this challenge that he set for himself as Senior Ambassador: he would study for a course without pen and paper. This means coming up with new ways to take notes during lectures, New ways to submit problem sets and new ways to study. This was something I […]

Tools of the Trade

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Alright folks, I’m now well equipped to take on the Digital Challenge! I’m going to be using the Adonit Jot Touch stylus combined with the Goodnotes app.
If I’m totally honest there wasn’t really any reason in particular why I chose Goodnotes over any of the other apps I mentioned before. All of the apps […]

I’m an impostor, trust me

This workshop, entitled ‘Reading and research practices’, focused a lot on the role of technology in our academic life, be it note-taking (One Note) or general organisation of our time (Evernote). University is a pretty overwhelming experience, especially when you attend one as highly ranked as the LSE where reading lists are long and time is a scarce resource. […]

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.