SUBJECT GUIDES – NEW EXPANDED SECTION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

We’ve been hard at work expanding our Subject Guides section on our website to now include over 40+ tailor-made pages that cover everything from Animation to Child Care, Drama to Mathematics, Media Studies to Public Services and much more!

On each page you’ll find lists of subject-relevant books, e-books, magazines, DVDs, streamed video (on our media player, ClickView), external websites and links to extremely useful study help sites.

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Hopefully you’ll find everything you need, however if we have missed out a subject or a particular excellent website, please feel free to contact us and we’ll include it in our ever-expanding list, it’s an organic thing!

Why not take a look for yourself and discover something new?

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Library Swipe Machine

Learner Enrichment Swipe Machine

You have probably spotted the new swipe machine in the Nuneaton campus Library (beneath the plasma screen). Each time you come into the Library, swipe your Student card here and you can achieve hours towards your Learner Enrichment.

You will only be awarded the time if you are not currently scheduled to be in a class, or are due to be in one which starts within the next 30 minutes.

 

 

What’s new in ClickView: January 2015

ClickView is the college’s digital recording and streaming service. TV programmes are recorded on request and transferred into ClickView to be viewed as part of teaching and learning. It is a great way of utilising technology enhanced learning.

For a list of programmes added to ClickView last month, click here. To request a programme be recorded and transferred into ClickView simply contact the library.
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National Libraries Day – Saturday 7 February 2015!

Love Libraries? Show it

National Libraries Day will hit Britain on Saturday 7 February 2015, with the message that we love our library and information services and the professionals behind them.

With an emphasis on fun and creating a buzz around libraries of all description, Saturday 7 February will round off a week of special celebrations held in local, public, academic and workplace libraries up and down the country. It is a chance for people to organise a local event or visit their library and interact with the vital work carried out by their library and information professionals, reminding decision-makers that our libraries and librarians are valued.

The National Libraries Day campaign is designed to say a national thank-you for the unique contribution made by library and information professionals and their institutions to personal and professional prosperity; from sparking a lifelong love of books and reading, to accelerating literacy and learning and connecting workers with the different kinds of information they need in their workplace; providing a home for social relationships and inclusiveness and a safe place for any member of the community to gain help and essential access to information and the internet.

For National Libraries Day 2014, thousands of people took part in over 600 events in libraries across the country, including author visits and performances, with highlights from a mad hatter’s tea party in Chester, to a 1940s dance in Bournemouth, to a Harry Potter themed event in London and stories and songs in Glasgow. The first National Libraries Day ambassador, author Lesley Pearce, appeared on BBC Breakfast TV to talk about the campaign.

Join in by visiting http://www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk/, organising an event, contributing to our forums, following @NatLibrariesDay on twitter, tweeting with the #NLD15 hashtag and visiting your local Library.

More information on local Libraries can be found at the following links:

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries

www.leics.gov.uk/libraries

www.coventry.gov.uk/libraries

(Taken from National Libraries Day website)

What’s new in ClickView – December 2014

ClickView is the college’s digital recording and streaming service. It brings a wealth of FreeView programmes straight to your computer or mobile device. ClickView is a great way of using technology in your teaching and learning – please feel free to request any programmes you think would be useful for your course.

Click here for a list of all programmes transferred into ClickView this term (September – December 2014).

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Much Ado About Something! – Digital Theatre Plus

MuchAdoPicDigital Theatre Plus is a new e-resource the college library has recently subscribed to. It is a collection of streamed videos of theatre productions from the West End and Broadway, free to watch for all NWHC staff and learners!

I have just enjoyed watching a trailer from Much Ado About Nothing staring Catherine Tate and David Tennant. So funny!!

Although I haven’t time to watch the full production here at college  – the good news is… I can watch it on my iPad or laptop at home on the Digital Theatre Plus website.

This is an amazing resource for students and tutors. There are a variety of curriculum based theatre productions which are supported by study guides, teaching resources and interviews with cast and production teams.

The productions include several Shakespeare plays (e.g. Macbeth), From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, Private Lives by Noel Coward and many more.

Simply go to Digital Theatre Plus, no password needed on campus. To use it off campus ask the library for a username and password.

More information on this resource can be found at here. Follow the links to take a look yourself – I hope you’ll be as impressed as I am!

Creative iPad use ideas from around the college

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The Padagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://tinyurl.com/bloomsblog.

Just over a year ago, the college library started offering iPads to staff and learners. They have become the most used library resource – over 1,000 loans of iPads in this academic year. Most recently, we have seen examples of creative use of the devices  in classrooms. We have asked tutors and support staff to share their experiences. Below, you’ll find some of them. This is not an exhaustive list: we know about iPads used for travel-related games and quizzes by Travel & Tourism tutors, “talking heads” projects by Early Years HE students and more.

For more ideas, see the JISC and James Clay’s blogs. Twelve iPads are available from the college library.

So, here is what our colleagues are saying:

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I have used the iPads for two purposes: student research and for students to analyse the benefits of using iPads with young children (as part of their course). For the latter, I arranged for specific apps to be uploaded; otherwise students have used Google or specific websites. I have found the iPads very useful both with part-time and full-time learners, and hope to use them again next year.

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iPads have been used for researching theoretical and practical dance projects. We used Google, YouTube, and various other search engines.

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I used them for a life drawing class. I had Adobe Ideas temporarily installed which was a really good drawing app and the students found it easy to use. The only issue was that we had mostly the small ones [iPad Minis] which were a bit small to draw on, compared to the larger iPads; also, there were only a couple of the pens available, so we used our fingers. Another issue was that it was not possible to print from them; we had to email the image, then print from that. I will use them again definitely; I could also use them in my photography class I think. Continue reading

Sage 50 Accounts software

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Sage 50 Accounts software is now available for use on all computers  at Nuneaton Campus Library – computers are available to self-book at the MyPC Kiosk in the Library or alternatively please ask member of staff to book one for you.

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The Library also stocks a selection of books related to this software – check out the online catalogue; if required, staff will be pleased to help you with your selection.