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.
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.
- 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!
To find out more about the topic of Digital Creation, Problem Solving and Innovation, take a look at the following courses:
- Open University - A Short Course on Digital Photography: creating and sharing better images
- Learn to Code with Code Academy - Code Academy is one of the most popular sites where people learn to code for free. More than 24 million people have learned to code using this platform.There are over 300 million hours of free coding content available to take you from complete beginner to working programmer.
- 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.
- 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!