Personalising Your Web Browsing Experience Accessibility Adjustments.

As you will no doubt be aware a web browser is a program that allows us to view web content on the internet, covered recently by John Langford in his blog ‘Demystifying Web Browsers’.

However, more often students want to do more than just view online content, they want to view it in a way that suites them.

So, and as you would expect, technologists have come-up with ways to help you, by finding solutions that have a positive impact on your browsing experience.

With the recent improvements to Edge Hill University’s website and the availability of ICT across campus, Learning Services recognise that our students may want to personalise the way they see, hear and interact with the information provided and to improve access to it.

Firefox and Internet Explorer LogosThrough a series of guides, Learning Services is pleased to assist students as they study and so they can begin to customising their browser settings in such a way that makes viewing web pages easier.

Other guides are being produced and will be made available so that all students can start to discover for themselves other ways to interact with websites and web content.

The first of these quick guides are now available on eShare click on the links below to learn more.

http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/1327/1/LTD5009.pdf
http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/1327/

http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/1329/1/LTD5010.pdf
http://www.eshare.edgehill.ac.uk/1329/

Leave a comment let us know your thoughts on these and similar resources you would like to see.

Martin Baxter
Learning Technology Development

Make the Web Come to You: Simple tools and techniques that keep you in the loop

Do you want to keep track of the online debates and conversations taking place in your community of practice and beyond? Do you struggle to find time to check what is being said through all the relevant web sites, blogs, journals and social networking sites?

As part of the Emerging Technologies series this 1 hour session is an introduction to using things such as feed readers, RSS feeds, social networking and micro-blogging sites to follow topics, people and conversations on the subjects that interest you.

Although aimed at those relatively new to this way of keeping up to date, if you have already been using these tools feel free to come along and share your own experiences and tips for making good use of them.

The session will be delivered by Peter Beaumont at 1pm, 22nd June.

Edge Hill University staff can book by clicking here.

If there are technologies you’d like to see covered in future sessions of this series please suggest them in a comment.

Mark Ayton

Learning Technology Development Manager