Being digital named site of the month on PRIMO

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Being digital, The Open University Library Services’ collection of bite-size interactive online skills materials, was featured as site of the month for June 2104 on the Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online PRIMO website.

PRIMO, part of the American Association of College and Research Libraries, showcases high-quality teaching resources on finding and evaluating information in networked environments. Being digital was accepted into the Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online PRIMO database in 2013. The recognition by PRIMO comes hot on the heels of the Credo Award for Information Literacy 2013.

Being digital is a collection of 40 freely available, bite-size interactive activities on finding, using and creating information online. The aim is to help students become confident and critical users of digital tools and resources for study, work and everyday life. Activities cover topics such as digital identity, communicating and networking, trust online, evaluating and using online tools, searching effectively and referencing your sources. All activities take 10 minutes or less to complete, and can be done on a mobile device or desktop PC.

Being digital was originally devised for undergraduate students at The Open University, but is freely available to all interested users. Do you or your students need to refresh your digital skills?

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