In this blog post, Gaynor Williams, Learning Developer for Arts and Humanities explains how you can use Blackboard Collaborate, the university’s online collaboration tool. You can download a PDF version of her guide at the bottom of this page.
In the week surrounding World Autism Awareness Day, which takes place on April 2nd every year, people across the UK are encouraged to take part in World Autism Awareness Week by participating in activities to raise awareness for the National Autistic Society.
Have you tried to access a journal article online but couldn’t get access to the full text of the article?
Did you try to access the article using OpenAthens?
Joy Harjo is the first Native American Poet Laureate in the 83 years long history of the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 9, 1951, Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv. She is a poet, musician, playwright and activist.
Making Sense of ASD
While researching notable autistic people last year for a presentation that was running on the ground floor atrium area of Augustine House, as part of Autism Awareness Week (AAW), I noticed something of a common theme. Many of the celebrities I was finding on lists of famous figures with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) had been diagnosed not as children but as adults – whether they had been encouraged by their partners and families to seek the opinions of medical experts, or had read about symptoms that resonated with their own experiences and behaviours and gone on to self-diagnose, it seemed clear that for many of these people, the lack of awareness and understanding of autism during their childhood and adolescence had meant that only as recognition of autism developed during their lifetime had they come to realise that ASD is a fundamental part of their identity.
Yesterday, Dean Irwin (@medievaljews) , a postgraduate reseacher at CCCU, asked me if I had any tips for students who struggle to read on computers (even with assistive technology) and who don’t have access to a printer. I am not a specialist in this area, but in this blog I will attempt to share some tips for making reading library resources online a little easier.