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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 10 Ingredients of Great Content Writing - 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

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:
  • Research as storytelling: the use of video for mixed methods research - This short article might inspire some of the researchers out there to consider using video as a tool for the preparation of findings and to effectively communicate implications of their work.
  • Mind Mapping - Check out this information about mind mapping by the University of Portsmouth. Create a digital mind map to connect your research ideas, capture your thinking and communicate with others.
  • The best mind mapping software - Maria Myre (2021) suggests a list of some popular mind mapping tools that you can use, such as Coggle and Mindmeister. If you want to look elsewhere we like Miro and Mural too!