IT Learning Programme – Advent Learning: Week 2

The second week of Advent already, and our blog turns its attention to making your seasonal greetings more fun and creative. Our hand-picked lynda.com videos this week focus on how to make greetings cards, labels and videos. There are so … Continue reading

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Database Design Essentials

Course of the week Some of us, if we were tasked with writing a report, might sit in front of our favourite word processor and type away. Others might start by creating a plan of the document first, perhaps as … Continue reading

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Chemical Galaxy

We have all met the periodic table at some time in our education. We might have found it puzzling, interesting, useful, but probably not entertaining. Well, it was entertaining this lunch time – at least the Chemical Galaxy version designed … Continue reading

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PowerPoint – High Resolution Images

PowerPoint is a great tool for creating simple (and not so simple) diagrams. Copy and paste of course works with the other Office apps, and many other programs understand the PowerPoint format. It is also possible to export any or … Continue reading

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Web Sites in Minutes?

An academic colleague has asked me for advice on setting up his own web site that is independent of the University. I’m sure this is a common need. My colleague is competent in Word and PowerPoint, but he is not … Continue reading

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Font Sizes for Academic Posters

Question What font size should I use when I am creating an academic poster? Answer There are two criteria for text on a poster: Text on the poster must be readable from a distance of a metre or so Restrict … Continue reading

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