Two pages added to the Online Learning section: a short introduction to Moodle with video and how to access Office 365 (and other sites) on your XBox or PlayStation. Some new links added too.
The ETBI Supports for Apprentices Group is creating a series of maths workbooks for craft apprenticeships.
The first series comprises:
- Maths for Carpentry & Joinery Apprentices
- Maths for Commis Chef Apprentices
- Maths for Electrical Apprentices
- Maths for Metal Fabrication Apprentices
- Maths for Motor Mechanics
- Maths for Plumbing Apprentices
The workbooks, available here have a CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence and can be reused for non-commercial purposes with attribution
New section under electronic resources: Literacy Resources linking to a number of reading and writing resources produced within the ETB FET sector and some useful adult literacy web resources.
New page in Health and Wellbeing section - Sleep that has a number of suggestions on how to get a better night's sleep. Also, there are a few additions to the Heath and Wellbeing section Links page
Not an update, but an important announcement. The content management system on which this site sits will stop supporting Internet Explorer after November 20th. The last supported version of Internet Explorer that is currently available from Microsoft was released in 2013, so it's a wee bit out of date. If you continue using Internet Explorer, this website might not work properly. Why not update to a more modern browser such as:
Also starting in November, Microsoft will be withdrawing support for Internet Explorer which is rarely updated as is, so it's vulnerable to security issues and other problems
New core skills section: Communication Skills, covering different ways of communicating and tips on how to improve your communication skills.
- Removal of Dawsonera pages. Before Dawsonera could be used, the platform went into administration and has gone offline; alternatives are being investigated
- Addition of a A to Z list of (free and open) electronic resources. When subscription resources are acquired they will be listed here too
- New dropdown menu heading: Subject Guides; guides to material relevant to a particular subject area. There are seven at the moment
Layout and content may be subject to change
Several additions to note shortly, but the Ergonomics page from Computer Basics section has been duplicated on Online Learning section
New section Effective Searching - tips and suggestions for searching the web and specialist resources. A little tweaking to The Search Process section which now has a downloadable template for building a search strategy
Links page added to Health and Wellbeing section More links will be added soon
New section Health and Wellbeing, expanded from COVID-19 section page and moved to Core Skills. Includes new digital wellbeing page. More content and resources will be added in the coming weeks.
New Study Skills page: Presentations: advice on preparing and giving presentations
New Core Skills section: Computer Basics: a hopefully gentle introduction to some information technology concepts, with links to resources and tutorials
Online Learning substantially expanded and moved from COVID-19 section to Core Skills
New pages in Privacy section: Online Privacy and Security Guide and Links
New page in Avoiding Plagiarism section: a downloadable Plagiarism Checklist with some questions to answer to help you avoid plagiarising
New staff-only section: SAG Moodle Content hosting all content formerly held on the ETBI Supports for Apprentices Group Moodle site
New page in Careers section, linking to ETB guidance and information service contact details
New Page: What's New to keep track of all changes made to digital library website
We now have an email address for comments, feedback and suggestions for content, which you can find on the Contact Us page
New section Career Information Advice and tips on cover letters, CVs etc. and plenty of hopefully useful links. NB If you have access to a guidance and information service, use that!
New section Open Scholarly Resources: listing the different kinds of sites where free and legal full-text of scholarly articles, journals and books can be found.
Evaluating Information Sources section expanded.
Two new pages in COVID-19 section:
New page Free resources available during COVID-19 a list of products/services.resources that have been made free to use during the pandemic
New Library Skills section: The Search Process, describing the steps involved in searching online resources
FET Digital Library goes online