Category Archives: News and hot topics

LinkedIn Learning – Video tutorials

LinkedIn Learning which used to be Lynda.com now enables you to build on your qualifications with mini or microcredentials. For any course you complete you can download your certificate of completion and you can add this to your LinkedIn profile. If … Continue reading

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ProQuest Central: Like google but infinitely better

  By Colleen Finnerty: Knowledge Advisor, Ara Have you ever needed an answer? Not just any answer, but the correct authoritative one? Don’t rely on crystal balls or Google when you can now access ProQuest Central! This respected database contains … Continue reading

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Video of our NZ Sign Language Week performance goes viral!

There was magic in the air as NASDA students performed a song for New Zealand Sign Language Week in May, alongside NZSL interpreter Phoebe Leyton. Now a video of the performance, which was organised by Ara library, has gone viral with over … Continue reading

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Database, n. /ˈdeɪtəbeɪs/: A structured set of data held in computer storage.

    I have been accused of always having to have the last word. Well I can assure you that is not the case. The only one who gets to have the final word is the Oxford English Dictionary, which … Continue reading

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New to Ara? Top ten tips to get set up for study

  Here are ten tips to get you started with study using My Ara. Download the My Ara app to make it easy for you to access all your resources from any device. Choose Courses and Moodle to see the information and assignments for … Continue reading

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Armistice Day 2018: 100 years since the end of the First World War

” …the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month…” November the 11th, 2018 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War One. At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month … Continue reading

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The invisible illness

Image: CC0 – Pixabay This post by Rose Edgar, Advisor, Disability Services With the recent death of news presenter Greg Boyed, it again highlights the need for mental illness to be out in the open. We have come a long … Continue reading

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