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New digital learning opportunities now available

By Caroline Norris, on 5 October 2016

vintage typewriter literature reviewDigital Skills Development sessions

New dates are now available for ISD Digital Skills Development courses for the first half of term.  For a full list of our courses and link to the booking system visit the student course catalogue or the staff course catalogue (you will need to follow a further link to get to the actual booking pages).

New this term we have a lunchtime session on ‘Kick-starting your literature review’.  This is a demonstration session but you can bring your own device to install the software and follow along.  We also have a new SharePoint course for staff.  As usual we also offer a wide range of courses covering data analysis, programming, spreadsheets and much more.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, we have a vast range of high-quality video-based courses available at Lynda.com.  Visit the UCL Lynda.com page to find out more.  You can also come along to one of Digital Skills Development drop ins if you want more individual support.

European Computer Driving Licence

Our 2016 -17 ECDL programme for postgraduates is now open.  The European Computer Driving Licence is an internationally recognised IT qualification and is offered free each year to a limited number of students.  You will need to attend one of our orientation sessions, study independently online and then sit exams at our Wednesday afternoon testing sessions.  Visit our ECDL web pages to find out more and apply.  Note that we do offer a slightly different ECDL programme for staff as well for a small fee.  Details of the staff programme are also available on our web pages.

ISD IT for IOE sessionsBowl of soup digital skills

IT for IOE Training also offer a wide range of courses to both staff and students at their Bedford Way campus.  Visit their course bookings page for details.  There are a choice of mini demonstrations, mini workshops and full hands-on sessions in areas such as:

  • iPad apps, Prezi, WordPress for blogging, twitter for research, digital notebooks, mind mapping, screencasting and infographics
  • free online live polling and Q&A tools for presenting and teaching
  • Office 2013 and EndNote
  • Mac sessions looking at Keynote (alternative to PowerPoint) and Office 2016 applications


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