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Academic Practice: Study and research skills

Exercises for the Information for Learning session

  • Open Library Search
  • Type in curriculum design
  • Leave the default setting to Everything except articles and click on Search
  • Sort your results by Date-newest using the drop-down menu

Who edited the ebook entitled 'Motivation, leadership and curriculum design: engaging the Net Generation and 21st century learners'?

  • Open Library Search
  • Type in curriculum design AND higher education
  • Change the default to search Everything and click on Search
  • Limit your search to peer-reviewed journals in the English language published between 2013 and 2015

How many articles appear in the journal entitled Higher Education during this period?

Click on a title of interest and click on View Online to follow the links to full text.


  • Open the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Type in technology AND teaching AND higher education and click on Search
  • Limit your search to journal titles
  • Click on the title Research in Learning Technology

What kind of licence are articles in this journal available under?

Find out more about Creative Commons licences to help you locate Open Access materials online.

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Using Twitter in teaching

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Useful Links

Bent, M. and Stockdale, E. (2009) 'Integrating information literacy as a habit of learning - assessing the impact of a golden thread of IL through the curriculum', Journal of Information Literacy, 3(1), pp. 43-50. This article describes how information literacy was integrated into the Environmental Sciences programme here at Newcastle.

Digital Literacy

Jisc defines Digital Literacy as "the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society". They suggest Seven Elements of Digital Literacy  The Jisc model places information literacy as one element of digital literacy.