Organising the year ahead. Happy 2012!

by Sara

Now that the festive season has ended, it's back to routine! Many students are overwhelmed at the thought of organising their time to study, take classes, prepare projects and so forth. Organisation is the keyword when planning study time, tuition lessons, exam dates or revision periods. January is a busy time of the year both for tutors and students so we have collected a few online resources to help manage your time, take notes, prepare projects and generally plan your busy year ahead.


This useful application can be used to share web-based text documents that let you save every edit, roll back to any version, and easily compare changes. It can be used for personal use and in collaboration with other users. Great for students and teachers!


A great tool for group projects where group members can collaborate, create pages and share files. With 2GB of free file storage, numerous templates and advanced search functions this application can be accessed from an iPhone or from a computer anywhere in the world.


Fantastic e-learning tool for teachers. This handy application can help students revise and assimilate new material. It can create activities, matching games or crosswords and quizzes. The activities can be shared and exchanged with other teachers.


A "must have" application that can be used with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device. Save your ideas, capture anything, search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten texts inside images.


If your studies involve a lot of research this tool is invaluable. Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, plus snapshots of web pages too. It automatically indexes the full text contact of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you are looking for with just a few keystrokes.

Happy New Year!