Some of our communication skills ebooks are now displayed on a page in the Communication Skills section
The digital library has subscribed to Siren Films: a resource that provides access to educational videos and articles used in Early Learning and Care. More information can be found in the Siren Films Guide.
A new blog post, Sustainable Development Goals Resources, has been published in our blog, Inside FET.
Tutorial Installing Adobe Digital Editions added to Tutorials sections (Having Adobe Digital Editions is necessary if you want to download ebooks)
Page added to Avoiding Plagiarism section, detailing some eBooks the library has available on plagiarism and how to avoid it
More ebooks added; this time a page for some Academic Writing-related eBooks available through the the ProQuest eBook Central platform
A page has been added to the Electrical Subject Guide, detailing some of the Electrical eBooks that we have access to on the ProQuest eBook Central platform
The library has access to the ProQuest eBook Central platform and is currently acquiring ebooks that may be of interest to learners and practitioners. A guide to the platform and its features is available under the Resources tab. and we'll shortly start adding ebook pages to various sections of the site to highlight ebooks that we have purchased
A new document, Further Education and Training COVID-19 Procedures, has been added to both the FET page of the Document Library and the ETBI and ETB Responses to COVID-19 page.
The most recent webinars, and accompanying presentations, in the ETBI UDL webinar series are now available on the Document Library UDL page:
Webinar 3 - UDL Principle 2 - Multiple Means of Representation
Webinar 4 - UDL Principle 3 - Multiple Means of Action and Expression
The digital library has subscribed to ProQuest Education Database: a resource that provides access to education-related material such as journals, magazines and dissertations. More information can be found in the ProQuest Education Database Guide
New blog post, Is Our Education System Perfectly Designed for a World that No Longer Exists?, has been cross-posted to both the FET Health and Wellbeing Blog and Inside FET.
New page in the Information Sources section: types of information. The new health and wellbeing blog hosts a recording of a professional development webinar Tackling Anxiety and Building Resilience in Educators presented on 13/10/2021
A new blog post, TEL Mentoring Programme – Staff Supporting Staff, has been published in our blog, Inside FET.
Two webinar uploads: the second ETB Supports for Employers and Employees webinar, concentrating on Skills to Advance and the second UDL webinar, on Multiple Means of Engagement.
We have a new blog in the Heath and Wellbeing Section, which aims to provide articles and updates by ETBs and other key stakeholders on topical issues in the areas of health and wellbeing. The first post provides a little more information on the intent and content of the blog..
Google Scholar is a useful resource for finding full-text scholarly material. A new section under Resources provides a guide to using Google Scholar, looking at basic and advanced searching and the various features of the platform
On 6th and 13th October 2021, ETBI are hosting two webinars on upskilling programmes available in ETBs to employers and their employees. Video recording and PowerPoint presentations can be found on ETBs Supporting Employers and Employees in the Document Library Section
A new blog post, Motivation, Learning, and the FET Student: A UDL Mindset, has been published in our blog, Inside FET.
ETBI are organising a series of webinars on UDL in further education and training. Webinar recordings and presentations will be available on the UDL page in the Document Library Section
Cool (we thought so anyway) infographic on Google search hacks added to Web Searching page
A new blog post, Explore Programme, has been published in our blog, Inside FET.
Two new subject guides have been added for the programmes: Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care and Certificate in Early Learning and Care. The content in these subject guides have been organised by module.
New document library page: FET Learner Survey Report. ETBI undertook a survey of the lived experience of FET learners during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The report provides results, analysis and recommendations for future work.
ETBI FET Digital Library is happy to announce our new blog Inside FET. Inside FET is ETBI’s blog designed to showcase, promote, and disseminate best practice, knowledge and updates in Further Education and Training (FET) sector in Ireland. Our vision is to help foster a sectoral community of practice. The blog is maintained by the ETBI FET Digital Library. Posts are contributed by people working throughout the FET Sector. The blog can be found in the site header.
A new page in the Document Library has been added for the WPEP QQI Work Experience Module.
Information Sources links page added.
Two changes relating to the look and feel of the digital library:
- All pages have the same colour scheme, that meets Web Contrast Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) level AA colour contrast requirements
- The site has been tested with the WAVE accessibility toolkit, and a couple of changes have been made under the hood to tweak accessibility:
- Headings are larger
- The "Links" link in section navigation boxes have been changed to "Links and Resources"
See the site Accessibility Statement for more information
Additional documents and reflective tools have been added to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) page of the Document Library.
FET Fest is a virtual festival of learning & development for educators & leaders in further education and training in Ireland hosted by the PD/TEL Team in KWETB, in collaboration with PD & TEL Coordinators, nationally. Links to FET Fest presentations have been added to the Document Library section
New page in Evaluating Information Sources - Wikipedia and why it should be used with a lot of caution. Links page in this section updated with a few relevant Wikipedia links
Two subject guides, Nursing Studies and Social Care and Sales, now have mobile friendly versions. You will be automatically brought to the mobile sites if you access these guides from a mobile device.
New page on the Document Library: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) containing the reports on UDL Guidance for FET Practitioners.
Five subject guides, Carpentry and Joinery, Electrical, Metal Fabrication, Motor Mechanics and Plumbing, now have mobile friendly versions. You will automatically brought to the mobile sites if you access these guides from a mobile device. You can access the desktop guides by clicking "Full Site" at the bottom of each page.
Test your knowledge of Harvard Referencing with this short quiz
New page in the Academic Writing Section: Reading Scholarly Articles with some relevant links added to the Links page
A few updates of note:
New Maths for Trades workbook: Maths for Electrical Apprentices Phase 2 Workbook in Numeracy Resources section
The Careers: Interviews page has been updated to include advice for virtual interviews.
'Electronic Resources' navigation bar tab renamed 'Resources'
New section under Resources tab: Traineeship Information - flyers and brochures on traineeships offered by ETBs (more will be added)
A few broken links have been amended and replaced.
20th May 2021
New Maths for Trades workbook: Maths for Hairdressing Apprentices in Numeracy Resources section
The Online Private & Security pages have been moved to Core Skills (to increase their visibility). The Site Privacy Statement remains under About the Library
8th April 2021
A new section, Document Library,will host publications by, produced on behalf of and about the ETB FET sector and is intended to raise their visibility. Like the Digital Library itself, this section is under construction and new material will be added as and when it becomes available
7th April 2021
Two new pages in the Literacy Resources Section: Family Learning Resources - family learning encourages family members to learn together to help parents support their children's literacy and numeracy development. This page provides resources and sources of information on the topic. ESOL Resources; resources for teachers and learners of English as a second language.
12th February 2021
Numeracy Resources section added under Electronic Resources. This includes the Maths for Trades workbooks, sectoral resources and useful web resources
11th February 2021
New page in Metal Fabrication subject guide: Resources, which has some maths resources relevant to the metal working craft apprenticeship
7th January 2021
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 online learning-related links added too.