Tuesday, 24 November 2009


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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Twitter as an effective communications tool in academia

The University of Leicester has just published the results of a study which found that using Twitter helped students with their studies, particluarly in terms of developing peer support and personal learning networks. The study has been published in the Association for Learning Technology's latest newsletter.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Open Access article in THE

There is an excellent article in today's Times Higher Education by Zoe Corbyn and Matthew Reisz, which explains the benefits and issues of open access publishing, and the value of institutional repositories. It also examines the different methods of making research articles OA, and looks at the arguments against OA from publishers.