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What is a blog?

What is a Wiki?

What is an e-portfolio?

How might they help me with my research and teaching?

This tutorial will help you begin to answer these questions

Who is this for?

This tutorial is intended primarily for researchers. It gives an introduction to a range of electronic tools and how they can help with individual and collaborative research projects, teaching and disseminating results to the general public and other interested parties.

It aims to introduce you to some of the most common e-learning tools and to help you to think about how they could help your teaching, research and public information activities.

How is it presented?

The material makes extensive use of pictures, and video clips. Most of the tutorial is presented in the form of interactive questions. Much of the information in the tutorial is actually contained in the feedback to the questions so it is suggested that you pay particular attention to the feedback. However the questions are designed to get you thinking about the issues rather and help you to digest the information - so we invite you to try to answer the questions before getting the feedback, rather than just clicking on the Check Answer button.

How long does it take?

It should take about 45 minutes to complete. If you're finding that it takes longer, we'd suggest that you take a break and go back to it later, to maximise concentration.