The Resource Finder is your one-stop portal providing access to over 600 resources and training courses to develop your digital skills, offering a variety of learning formats from over 30 providers.
Resources are presented in a table that you can sort, filter and search. Each resource has been classified according to the most closely-matched digital capability, and assigned a delivery method and difficulty level.
Where a resource is especially relevant to a particular role this has been specified; where a resource is suitable for developing digital skills across a variety of roles the role is specified as ‘All’. When considering the role, think about the context in which you want to develop your digital skills – you may be a Tutor, but if you are looking to develop digital skills to help you carry out research then you should choose ‘Researcher’ as your role in this instance. If you can’t find what you want under your role, widen the search by also selecting ‘All’.
Once you have a list of resources tailored to your requirements, click the Get Started button to access the resource.
You can click the Excel and PDF icons above the table to download your table of resources in your chosen format. Use it to help plan your development path, to share with your manager, personal tutor or a colleague, or check your progress in the future.
Using the Resource Finder
1. If you already know what you’re looking for, type the name of the resource (or part of it) into the search facility immediately above the ‘Link’ column in the table to search across the whole table. No need to press Enter – the table will automatically update.
2. If you want to browse the courses and resources, use one or more of the filters above the table to refine the resources in the table. Use the drop-down menus to choose one or more options from each filter.
You can filter by:
- Your role – e.g. studying, teaching, research, Professional Services
- Digital capability or topic – e.g. ‘Digital identify and wellbeing’ or ‘Digital communication, collaboration and participation’
- Delivery method – e.g. classroom, online course, MOOC, network or user group
- Difficulty level – e.g. beginner, intermediate, advanced
3. Once you have your list, you can use the sort arrows on the column headers to list resources in order.
4. To start learning click the Get Started button in the right-hand column to go to the resource.
Example: If you are a taught student looking for resources to develop information searching skills, set the Role filter above the table to ‘Studying’ and the Digital Capability filter to ‘Information, data and media literacies’. The table automatically updates and shows around 25 resources. Alternatively, type a keyword such as ‘searching’ in the search facility.
Once you’ve identified some useful resources, why not add them to your very own digital skills development plan?
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The Resource Finder is a dynamic and ever-changing tool.
If you have a course or resource for developing digital skills and it’s not listed, please let us know so that we can include it and help people find it. If you spot a broken link, tell us so that we can fix it and make things better.
If you just want to let us know what you think about the tool or how you think we can improve it, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch.