Tech’ top tips – #29. Being mindful of impact – yours and theirs

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). A slight departure from the usual tips this week but perhaps one of the most important in the series. When we use technology, especially in spaces where we can communicate and interact with others, it is important that we think about the impact that our contributions may have on others and how we process content that we see online. It is all too easy to become embroiled in online arguments, trolling and to become a victim of such online abuse and we must ensure ... read more

Hot Tap Update

Tweet Hot Tap Update The Library is committed to providing instant hot (boiling) water to library users. We know how popular this service is, and since introducing this service in September 2016 we’ve spent over £7k in maintenance and physical updates to keep this running 24/7. Unfortunately, the Zip tap in its original 2016 format created issues  – it wasn’t tall enough for larger cold water containers and the soak away beneath it was not suitable for draining cups. The result of this was a lot of excess water and damage to the counter top from water ... read more

Monday 4/3/19 Leisure reading for all: Gems of the Kimberlin

Tweet As part of the DMU Festival of Teaching events students, staff and members of the public were invited to come and explore the wealth of reading available through Kimberlin Library. Refreshments were offered and the chance to chat about books, share thoughts favourite reads. Kaye Towlson and Carol Keddie staffed the event and Ann Collick created the display with books selected by herself, Carol Keddie, Gareth Glover, Chris Peach, Cress Burston and Dips Patel. Students attending commented that they had never thought of the library as a place to ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #19. We’re back – and a day late!

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). Following last week’s digital detox the CELT team thought it would wait a day to publish the next Tech’ Top Tip. It was certainly an interesting time taking a break from social media from the 16th to the 21st and this gave the team plenty of opportunity to engage with the wellbeing sessions that DMU provided during the detox. To ease us back in to Tech’ Top Tips, today’s tip is just a reminder to colleagues and students that regular breaks from social media ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #18. Digital Detox – we’re having a break

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). De Montfort University Leicester is taking the unprecedented step of turning off its social media channels in order to draw attention to the impact of unrestrained social media use on mental health. The digital detox will run from Wednesday 16th to Monday 21st January inclusive. To support this initiative, we at CELT will also be taking a break from social media and there will be no Tech’ Top Tip on the 21st. The digital detox is part of the #HealthyDMU ... read more