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Free e-learning tools available to students at the click of a button

Posted on 29/11/2010

Students studying at Bedford Library

Royal Holloway, University of London has purchased a new interactive resource for students to use free of charge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help them with their studies.

Skills4studycampus is an online resource offering e-learning modules on writing skills, referencing and understanding plagiarism, reading and note-making, and critical thinking. It comprises of a wide variety of interactive activities to develop academic skills and to make the learning experience more fun.

Students are encouraged to complete a wide range of activities at their own pace, to keep personal notes, tags and a learning journal. The learning experience is therefore highly personalised and focused on individual needs

There is also a newsletter students can sign up to which contains tips, advice and competitions.

Simon Parkes, Learning Development Officer at Royal Holloway, said: "The development of academic skills is central to student success. The key thing is to understand one’s strengths and weaknesses, and to discover effective strategies and techniques. Studying is easier and more fun for those students who hone their core skills in reading and note-taking, writing, and using evidence; this allows them to critically engage with subject-specific material in a more creative manner, which of course leads to higher marks and a deeper learning experience."

This resource is launched from the College’s study resources and academic support page and Royal Holloway students can access it by visiting: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/forstudents/studying/studyresources/home.aspx





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