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Develop your Digital Creation Skills

To develop your digital skills please take the opportunity to explore the range of Digital Creation, Problem Solving and Innovation resources below.

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The Digital Creation Toolkit
Explore this toolkit full of digital tools and ideas

We have created a Digital Creation Toolkit (by using a Trello board) where you can find a range of advice on how to create infographics, posters, screencasting, podcasting and much more.

Another practical and informative resource is Create developed by the University of Derby.

You can use the Digital Creation Toolkit and this resource to start creating your own digital resources.

 

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Digital Creation
Here are some useful resources which will help you hone your digital creation skills:
  • DIY Film School - practical guidance from the University of Edinburgh on using equipment designed for mobile filmmaking.
  • The nine ingredients that make great content - a blog that helps you think about your digital content.
  • Create hand-drawn Mind Maps - Blog. These instructions show you all the steps used to create a mind map. Checking out the step-by-step progress of how the example mind map shown should help you understand the building process - which will help you create your own mind maps!
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Digital Research, Problem Solving and Innovation
Resources

Here are some resources that will help you:

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Online Courses
Expand your skills by looking at these online courses

To find out more about the topic of Digital Creation, Problem Solving and Innovation, take a look at the following courses:

  • Learn to Code with BitDegree - BitDegree offers a ton of free courses that range from programming to game development. They offer standard online courses and gamified courses. Gamified courses help to bring achievements and interaction into the learning process. All you have to do is choose your language and start learning.
  • The Power of Infographics in Research Dissemination - This short course from OpenLearn at the Open University explores when and how infographics can be useful to your work. Through this course you will learn how to critically evaluate infographics and the research evidence they present. 
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For the Research Student
Here are some resources designed with the research student in mind:
  • Using mobile apps to support scholarly research - from the University of Exeter this provides guidance on how you can use mobile apps to support scholarly research, and how you could potentially develop your own app to aid your research. 
  • Using multimedia for research – This briefing from the University of Exeter lists some of the online tools and resources available which can help you enhance your research communication through digital media.
  • Using video in research – This last resource from the University of Exeter describes the benefits of using video in research; with researcher’s increasingly using mixed-media and audiovisual methods both as a means to data capture and as a means of communicating research outcomes.