Two new pages.
A new Inside FET blog post is up Erasmus+ ApprEUnance Project - MSLETB trip to Iceland by Jessica Martin and Edel Gavin of MSLETB
The library has a new resource on trial. NewsBank is a global news research database that includes newspapers, magazines and other news sources. The resource, on trial until December 23rd, requires a username and password which can be acquired by contacting the library (but not with a web-based email address, thanks).
We've added a guide to EOLAS, the sectoral repository as a stand-alone item on the navigation bar
European Projects is a new section under the Resources navigation menu and will host outputs (e.g. reports and presentations) from European project that ETBI/ETB FET sector are involved with. These outputs are great examples of grey literature
Until the end of November, we have two new resources on trial:
- UK and Ireland Reference Centre - Combining British and Irish magazines and newspapers with other international resources, UK & Ireland Reference Centre is an indispensable collection of full-text research content. An ideal resource for students and educators s, the database supports classroom lessons, student learning and independent research. UK & Ireland Reference Centre provides ongoing full text for popular regional and international magazines and journals
UK & Ireland Reference Centre: Points of View
This new database presents high-quality content covering key topics of interest to researchers in the UK and Ireland. Multiple sides of current issues are presented to help students assess and craft persuasive arguments, better understand controversial topics, and develop critical literacy and questioning skills.
This database contains more than 130 topics of current interest and debate, written by authors in the UK and Ireland. Each topic includes an Overview, Point and Counterpoint articles as well as a Guide to Critical Analysis to help students understand the issue and formulate a debate position or write a paper on the topic. Relevant images are included with the Overviews to provide visual interest and context.
To access these, contact the library (as usual, use a ETB/college/training centre email address)
- The Academic Integrity Handbook has been added to the Avoiding Plagiarism section. This guide aims to introduce academic integrity principles to the learner, and can contribute to future learning and career progression.
- We have added a new video providing an overview of the Digital Library to the About the Library section.
We are proud to launch EOLAS, an online repository for the Irish Further Education and Training (FET) sector. We also have a EOLAS section on the Digital Library that provides more detail about EOLAS and how to make submissions.
For the Early Learning and Care courses, we have purchased some ebooks published by Boru Press. These are a little more restrictive in their use, so we've put them on a separate page on the Advanced Certificate and Certificate in Early Learning and Care subject guides
We have a new home page in place and a new dedicated ebooks page introducing ebooks and elaborating differences between the EBSCO collection and ProQuest eBook Central
A new blog post, Making the Cut: Diary of a Butcher Participating in the World Butchers' Challenge, has been published in our blog, Inside FET.
We have a new logo and have tweaked the banner at the top of the page accordingly. We've tested the new banner on mobile devices and it's fine, but if the new banner messes up the display, contact us
We'll also be changing the home page shortly, and this What's New column will disappear; all info about new features, sections, pages and resources can still be found in the What's New section
Another new resource: GreenFILE is a research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more
Tutorial on Mendeley Reference Manager added to Tutorials section.
We've integrated our new Library Answers section into our resource guides. On each resource guide, ask a question on the help page or look for answers on a new Questions page.
The Library has started a newsletter. We will send out a regular newsletter to keep you up-to-date on what is new with the Digital Library. The newsletter is circulated by email once every two weeks with updates on new resources, guides, eBooks and more. We will sometimes email more often for particularly notable updates. You can find out more information and subscribe on our Newsletter page.
We've also reorganised the A to Z page listing, which shouldn't require as much scrolling through now
The Library has subscribed to a new eBook platform: the EBSCO eBooks for FE Subscription Collection provides access to over 7,000 ebooks selected for use in the UK FET sector.
New section under About the Library: Library Answers is a searchable knowledge base of frequently asked questions about the library. Don't see the question you want to ask? Submit your own!
A new addition to the document library: The Importance of Further Education and Training describes the benefits and importance of FET. A full bibliography of sources consulted is also available
An ebook titles page has been added to our ProQuest eBook Central guide
A resources page has been added to the Advanced Certificate in Early Learning and Care and Certificate in Early Learning and Care subject guides
The navigation menu for the Document Library pages has been organised in alphabetical order and the ePortfolio page removed. ePortfolio links can be found in the ePortfolio section
A new Maths for Trades workbook is available: Maths for Electronic Security Systems
Slides from the PRALINE Peer Learning Activity, meeting Dublin 10-11th May, with the theme of language learning for migrant learners, have been added to the Document Library.
All broken links have been removed, repaired or replaced (for now!)
Another webinar recording; the ETBI-hosted VENHANS project peer-learning activity on The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Education.
A recording of today's ProQuest Education Database and Academic Video Online training session run by ProQuest trainer Ali Nazari-Nouri has been made available on our blog Inside FET as well as the help section of our ProQuest Education Database and Academic Video Online guides.
eBook pages added to Grammar and Health and Wellbeing sections
The training session for or Academic Video Online and ProQuest Education Database has been organised for Thursday 16th June 2022, from 10:00 am-11:00 am. If you or your colleagues are interested in attending please get in touch with us at email@example.com. Please see our latest blog post on Inside FET for details.
Some of the Careers and Computer Skills eBooks the library has available have been added as separate pages in those sections
New resource available: ProQuest's Publicly Available Content Database brings together on one platform publicly available scholarly content from a number of different sources from around the world.Content includes journal articles, pre-prints, books, conference papers and reports. Password required
The ETBI FET Digital Library is in the process of arranging training sessions for Academic Video Online and ProQuest Education Database. If you are interested in taking part and learning about these two resources, please check out our latest blog post
on Inside FET
New section under Practitioner Slkills: Blended Learning Policy Series - the presentations, documents and resources from the ETBI Quality section's webinars in support of ETBs’ blended learning infrastructure planning
A couple of Beginner ESOL resources (courtesy of Educoot) have been added to the FET Resources for Ukrainians in Ireland section
Two new blog posts have been published:
The Psychological First Aid for Practitioners recording and slides can also be found on the Document Library.
A new section under Resources: FET Resources for Ukrainians in Ireland includes some leaflets providing information, in English, Ukrainian and Ireland on the FET sector in Ireland and some ESOL resources (workbooks, teaching notes and audio files) generously supplied by Educoot
Two pages added: videos and slides for the keynote presentations at the recent FET Colleges Ireland Annual Conference 2022
Adult Education Guidance and Information Service contact details for Ukrainian refugees are now available.
New menu bar heading: Practitioner Skills, which gathers together new staff related sections: Communities of Practice, Copyright, ePortfolios, Getting Started in Research and Open Educational Resources. To make room, we've removed the COVID-19 tab, the relevant sections now sit under the About tab
After a successful trial period with some positive feedback, the ETBI FET digital library has subscribed to Academic Video Online, a.comprehensive video subscription platform available to libraries. It delivers more than 73,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counselling, film, health, history, music, and more, with content aimed at both higher and further education institutions. Contact the library (with an institutional email) for access instructions.
A new blog post, The Voice of Apprentices in the European Year of Youth 2022 - Conference Write Up, has been published in our blog, Inside FET.
The ETBI FET Digital Library user survey is now open! This survey is open to both learners and practitioners in the Irish FET sector. Let us know how we’re doing and help the library grow and improve.
A new blog post, Green Business Programme & ‘Green Manager Programme’ for the Irish Hospitality Sector, has been published in our blog, Inside FET.
A new blog post, Development Education – Actioning Change From Local to Global, has been published in our blog, Inside FET.
A new blog post, Ireland Reads: ETBI Squeezes in a Read, has been published in our blog, Inside FET.
The Check-in Take-off (CITO) web application is an easy-to-use online self-assessment application, which provides a positive experience for adults to explore their learning goals, recognise their existing skills and identify what skills they could develop. ETBI and WWETB ETBI participated in the final conference of the CITO project, The recordings and presentations from this conference are available in the document library
A new blog post, Speak Easy - A Mental Health Support Service for Apprenticeship – An Adult Learning Initiative that Supports Positive Mental Health, has been published in our blog, Inside FET.
As part of the Further Education and Training (FET) Strategy 2014-2019, the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) was commissioned by SOLAS to complete a number of research projects,.One project, Marking Progress, focused on research into family literacy, aiming to work collaboratively with interested ETBs to produce and share relevant resources. As the project has ended and the webpages may be removed, the resources are being made available in the Literacy Resource section with the permission of NALA and the Marking Progress Project.
New blog post, Ireland Reads: Squeeze in a Read on February 25th, has been cross-posted to both the FET Health and Wellbeing Blog and Inside FET.
- Two new publications in the FET section of the Document Library. Non-Irish nationals in FET provides key statistics and highlights the profiles of non-Irish nationals in FET and FET in Focus celebrates the diversity of FET learners
- The recording and presentations from the first UDL for External Authenticators webinar, Spotting UDL in Action have been published to the UDL section of the document library
The library has subscribed to PressReader, an online platform providing access to over 7,000 newspapers and magazines. More information and access details are given in the PressReader guide
The guidelines, toolkit, frequently asked questions and final report of a SOLAS/ETBI project designed to support assessment of literacy and numeracy in the context of Further Education and Training (FET) programmes at NFQ Levels 4, 5 and 6.are now available in the document library
The Sales and Marketing subject guide now has an eBooks page with details of a few ebooks recommended to apprentices