A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

at Leicester and UN

Getting ready to study digitally


Using your computer, laptop or tablet will be essential to your success and efficiency as a student.

Managing resources:

Whilst you may receive paper copies of some materials, most will be in digital form for you to open as links or download and save to your computer. it is useful to be able to store these in folders related to each module that you are studying. these are the titles of the FDLT year 1 modules so you can make your folders now.







Saving links

As you find resources and reading online you will also need to devise a system of saving and organising links. This might be saving links to a word document, using the tools on your browser or using a bookmarking tool such as Pocket.

As a student with access to the University of Northampton library you will be able to save useful articles and books within your library account. you will be introduced to this in the early weeks of the course.

You might find it useful to have a go with saving favourites or setting up a bookmarking tool now if you haven;t done this before.

Author: Jean

Senior Lecturer, Education at the University of Northampton. Admissions Tutor for the Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching.

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