Most popular online study tools and resources

Through Ping, we asked students ‘what online tools or resources you use to help you study’. Below are the most popular responses given by students. If you have any other recommendations, feel free to comment on this page.

Flinders Learning Online (FLO)
No surprises that the most popular online resource students use is Flinders Learning Online!

findit@flinders allows you to search the Library’s online and physical collections, in the one place. This resource is an excellent starting point for most research projects. Access findit@flinders from the Flinders Library home page:

Students get free access to Studiosity, which provides online study and writing skills support 24/7. Through Studiosity you can get feedback on your draft assignments and the live chat function offers study help with subject experts in real-time. You can access Studiosity via Okta or through the Studiosity topic in Flinders Learning Online (FLO).

Google Scholar
Students said they frequently use Google Scholar to access peer-reviewed online academic journals and books, conference papers, theses and dissertations, preprints, abstracts, technical reports, and more.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalised learning dashboard to assist students in their study. It covers math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

Quizlet helps students and their teachers practise and master whatever they’re learning by providing engaging and customisable activities.

Osmosis is a comprehensive platform that can help students understand health more thoroughly. Access comprehensive medical videos, and study tools including case questions, flashcards and high-yield notes.

Honourable mention goes to…

Cold Turkey – the toughest website blocker on the Internet. This application blocks all websites that may cause a potential distraction, for a certain amount of time.

A useful tool for when you really need some help to avoid distractions!

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