LinkedInLearning

The University has a subscription to LinkedInLearning which you can access from the portal. LinkedInLearning has many academic learner paths. However, there is much, much more to LinkedInLearning. There are so many options that you can choose from. At the moment they seem to be championing many wellbeing learner paths. When you access LinkedInLearning you […]

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Yarnfulness

Due to the current situation, we are unable to have our regular face to face Yarnfulness session, so we thought that we would take Yarnfulness online. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to provide much practical help or be able to supply any yarn or needles/hooks. but if you already know how to knit or crochet, […]

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Assessments

As announced on 26 March, in Spring semester 2020 all examinations for students on professional undergraduate programmes in years 1 and 2, undergraduates in years 3 and 4, and taught postgraduates will be replaced with remote examinations or alternative assessments (see the University FAQs for full information). We have added information to our Canvas and Learning […]

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New ‘COVID-19: Resources for research’ guide

A number of organisations have created great resources for supporting research into COVID-19. We’ve added these to our new “COVID-19: Resources for research“ Libguide at: https://libguides.stir.ac.uk/covid Here’s the list so far: COVID-19 Research Database (provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO)) WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and […]

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Top Ten Thesis downloads in February #StirTopTenTheses

During February 1,240 theses in our research repository, STORRE, were downloaded a total of 16,999 times. The top ten downloaded theses were: 1. Assessment practices and their impact on home economics education in Ireland. By McSweeney, Kathryn http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21804 Downloads: 1,532 2. Towards A Novel Unified Framework for Developing Formal, Network and Validated Agent-Based Simulation Models of […]

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Top ten papers from our Research Repository in February #StirTopTenPapers

During February there were 32,961 downloads from our University repository, STORRE, covering 5,387 research publications. The top ten downloaded items were: 1. A Systematic Review of the Impact of Summative Assessment and Tests on Students’ Motivation for Learning. By Harlen, Wynne; Crick, Ruth Deakin; Broadfoot, Patricia; Daugherty, Richard; Gardner, John; James, Mary; Stobart, Gordon http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19607 Downloads: […]

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Top ten thesis downloads in January #StirTopTenTheses

In January, 1,237 theses in our research repository STORRE were downloaded 16,771 times. The top ten downloaded theses were: 1. Assessment practices and their impact on home economics education in Ireland. By McSweeney, Kathryn http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21804 Downloads: 1,528 2. Towards A Novel Unified Framework for Developing Formal, Network and Validated Agent-Based Simulation Models of Complex Adaptive […]

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Unprecedented Facebook URLs Dataset now Available for Academic Research

A gigantic and unique Facebook dataset has been made available to researchers to study questions related to the effects of social media on democracy and elections. Jesse Blumenthal, Director of Technology and Innovation for the Charles Koch Institute, issued a statement saying that the availability of this dataset is:  “an important step in addressing society’s […]

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