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Online Study Tool Kit
A selection of our online resources to support your studies
This handout will give you some guidance on approaching your courserwork and define keywords for searching databases. It will also explain how the literature search process leads to a literature review.
To reason critically one must be alert to various forms of bias. In this podcast, tech philosopher Tom Chatfield explores how new digital realities interact with existing human biases, explaining that human bias can become embedded into our creations, before contemplating potential digital futures.
When it comes to assessing risk, humans often fail to make rational decisions because our brains take mental shortcuts that prevent us making the correct choice. This fantastic infographic from Raconteur Media maps the wide range of cognitive biases we are all prone to fall victim to.
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.
Being digital is a collection of short, easy to follow activities created by the Open University. They cover the skills we all need to be effective online, whether it’s searching efficiently, critically evaluating information, communicating and sharing online, or selecting the right online tool for your needs.
The first reverse image search engine allowing you to search by image, find better resolution files and track earlier versions. TinEye will help you check if an image was manipulated in any way and where (what sorts of sites) it 'lives on' online.