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If you’re interested in catching up with the latest news from Learning Services, our blog is the ideal place as all things new get posted. You can read what’s happening on all of our services; from new books added to our resources to information on our latest facilities and opening times, everything gets posted here so you will be the first to know! On the Learning Services’ homepage you can catch a glimpse of the headlines, or click on Latest News to see a full list of our articles.

For those of you who don’t visit our web pages very often, we have now set up a facebook page where you can join and get our latest information. Everything that gets posted on our blog gets instantly updated here so you don’t miss out. If you have a smart phone with the facebook app on it you can check it out wherever you are! Joining our facebook page is also a great way to find students with the same interests as you. The speed and immediacy means that you can check the latest posts, as well as give us feedback on things that you like or dislike.

Not a person of many words? You can follow us on Twitter for snippets of news or if social networking is not your thing you can subscribe to our RSS feed directly from our blog site. Whatever your preference, one thing is for sure: you’ll never miss a thing!

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Learning Technology Blogs

As part of getting this new Learning Services blog going, we’ve been asked to link to a couple of blogs in our professional area, that we use a lot.

As an overview of the Learning Technology area, I’d always recommend subscribing to George Siemen’s eLearnspace blog. This is a very frequently updated record of most of the major developments in the area.

Apophenia is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. It’s also the name of Dana Boyd’s blog which focusses on her work around social networks. She knows her stuff, and if you want links to some of her talks on the subject have a look at Dana’s Wikipedia page, and the best of Apophenia page.