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When you select a pathway, you will see a number of activities on a particular theme. Pathways allow you to develop a deeper understanding of a topic. You can work through the activities in your chosen pathway in any order.

Activities will open in a new tab or window. When you have finished the activity, close the tab or window to return to this page.

The icon next to each activity helps you to identify the format used (e.g. activity, video, audio, or external resource). For more information please see the list of Icon keys.

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The Right Tool For The Job

The right tool for the job

Find out how to evaluate online tools for their relevance to your purpose and use them to best effect.

Here are the activities making up this pathway.

Activity
Selecting the right online tools (opens in a new window or tab)
Learn how to select the right online tool with confidence.

This activity will take you: 5 minutes
Activity
Keeping up-to-date using online networking (opens in a new window or tab)
Learn how online networks can help you keep up-to-date and how to choose an appropriate network for your needs.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
External
RSS in plain English (opens in a new window or tab)
Short video by Commoncraft. Find out how you can use rss to save time by having information come to you.

This activity will take you: 3 minutes
External
Podcasting in plain English (opens in a new window or tab)
Short video by Commoncraft providing a quick introduction to podcasting.

This activity will take you: 3 minutes
Activity
Selecting a reference management tool (opens in a new window or tab)
This activity looks at features of free referencing software and the questions you need to ask when selecting a tool.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes