Step 6 – Resources

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Open Educational Resources


Open Educational resources
The resources created here are free to use and represent some universally accepted techniques recognised to support learners in their pursuit of Online/Blended Learning programmes.

In your own time, we would recommend that students access the various videos to create a better understanding of how they may optimise their time as they embark on their learning journey here with us in AIT.

Online Student Readiness Tutorials
The Online Education Initiative (OEI) has developed the Online Student Readiness Tutorials, a series of interactive multimedia tutorials that address the real challenges experienced by online students, new and experienced while pursuing success in online classes. The goal of these tutorials is to assist California community college students in developing the skills required to be successful in an online course. And, as stated above the themes and insights given are equally applicable to all our Athlone Institute of Technology Flexible Learning Part-Time students.

They are available as video, audio, and by transcript.

Please click on the relevant link as appropriate:

Introduction to Online Learning (12 mins):

Getting Tech Ready

Organising for Online Success

Online Study Skills and Managing Time

Communication Skills for Online Learning

Online Reading Strategies

Study Schedule

All Aboard – Digital Skills in Higher Education
This is a very innovative project and is about improving your digital skills across a range of areas.

Welcome to All Aboard!  Are you keen to improve your digital knowledge, skills or confidence? If so, we’d love to help. All Aboard is a national project that aims to empower learners, teachers, and anyone who uses technology to support their work, their study, or other aspects of living in a digital age.

The All Aboard team have:

  • developed a simple, fun (we hope!) way of thinking about digital skills (in the form of a Metro Map)

  • produced and shared lessons and learning materials that anyone can access online

  • promoted the use of ‘digital badges’ across a range of applications including, of course, digital skills

  • worked in partnership with many organisations and groups, including supporting student engagement projects

  • championed a focus on confidence, empowerment, identity, and wellbeing.

Interested?  Then start your digital journey!

To do so click HERE