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Study skills connected: using technology to support your studies

Study skills connected: using technology to support your studies

Cottrell, Stella; Morris, Neil

Engaging, accessible and practical, this book helps students to get the most out of new technologies to enhance their learning practices, engage with their studies and improve their study skills

Paperback, Book. English.
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Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Stella Cottrell and Neil Morris
ISBN: 113701945X, 9781137019455
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: xv, 186 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series: Palgrave study skills
Subject: Education Effect of technological innovations on.; Study skills.; Educational technology.; Education.
Series Title: Palgrave study skills.


  1. AcknowledgementsAbbreviationsIntroductionStudying With New TechnologiesVirtual Learning EnvironmentsManaging Online Information for Academic StudyPodcastsBlogsWikisSocial MediaClassroom and Communication TechnologiesDrawing it TogetherGlossaryUseful ResourcesReferences and Further Reading
  2. Feedback on ActivitiesIndex

Author note

Stella Cottrell is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement at the University of East London, UK. This position sees a return to the University of East London for Stella where she previously spent ten years working in educational development. Prior to her current position, Stella was Director for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, UK.

She has an international reputation for teaching and learning with her publications for staff and students being used by universities and colleges around the world. First published in 1999, The Study Skills Handbook is now in its 4th edition and has sold more than ¾ million copies worldwide. Stella has authored a number of other bestselling study skills guides as part of the Palgrave Study Skills series including Critical Thinking Skills and The Palgrave Student Planner. Palgrave's interactive e-learning study skills resource, skills4studycampus, is also based on her work.


Professor Neil Morris is a National Teaching Fellow, and has won a number of national awards for teaching excellence. Neil has a research background in neuroscience and current research interests in educational technology, online learning and blended learning. He has conducted a number of published research studies on the impact of mobile technologies on student learning and engagement. Neil has led a number of strategic technology projects at Leeds, including MOOCs for FutureLearn, lecture capture, Open Educational Resources, Virtual Learning Environment and student response handsets. In his current role, Neil has strategic and operational responsibility for the Digital Learning Team which is responsible for the University's iTunesU site and delivering MOOCs for the FutureLearn platform. Neil has authored a number of strategies and policies for the University, including the Digital Strategy for Taught Student Education, the Blended Learning Strategy, the Audio and Video Recording policy, the MOOC vision and strategy and the Open Educational Resources policy. Neil has given a number of keynote talks at UK and international events, and is a regular speaker at conferences. In addition to Study Skills Connected, Neil has authored Studying a MOOC: a Guide, which is free to download from


'The beauty of this book is its accessibility and clarity and that it is primarily about how to apply study skills when using technology and online content - I don't know of any accessible online material that does this.' - Jeanne Godfrey, formerly Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching, University of Westminster, UK

'The topics are thorough. The author takes us through various aspects from e.g. learning what a podcast is, to how to find and cite them, to learning with them, and finally how to create them.' - Janey Flanagan, Director of E-Learning, Borough of Manhattan Community College, US
'Engaging content, written in a very appropriate tone and style for the modern audience.' - Tony Ward, Head of Psychology, UWE, UK

'This book gives the student the opportunity to see how technologies can be used in carrying out core academic tasks.' - Kate Williams, Study Advice Centre, Oxford Brookes University, UK