Reading that the University of Colorado Boulder was eliminating the last of its overhead projectors got me thinking about the last time I used one and whether learning is about the technology – however outdated it may be – or the way instructors apply it in the classroom. Continue reading The Last Overhead Projector
What are the qualities that make a video go viral? No one expects every library video to go viral, but some new research sheds provides some insight into the one element that may help make any video better. Continue reading Designing Videos That Really Engage
The title alone gives a big clue that the future of information literacy is inexorably connected to how we as librarians design and integrate our instructional efforts into our curriculum, programs, and instructional sessions/workshops. Check out this interview with Carrie Donovan to learn more about why design matters. Continue reading Are We Becoming Information Literacy Designers?
Here is a must read article from past Blended Librarians Community webcast presenter, Amanda Hovious, on why librarians need instructional design and technology skills. It’s all about facilitating learning within our organizations. Continue reading Blended Librarianship Makes Sense Now
You know how it feels when you come across a resource that you think you should know about but that you clearly never knew about. How it is possible that you missed it? What’s your go to resource for keeping up with EdTech? Continue reading Discovering New and Not-So-New EdTech Blogs
Tomorrow I expect we will see many more students with tablets and readers. That, I believe, will be driven by BYOD initiatives in K-12 where tablets and readers – and even inexpensive chromebooks – are increasingly deployed for mass distribution of personal computing technology. What does this mean for academic librarians? Continue reading Get Ready For the Tablet Learners
Recorded on Thursday, May 28, 2015 this webcast presentation and discussion with Quill West speaks to the importance of academic librarians fostering an institutional culture that embraces open education as their institutions recognize that textbook costs create a significant barrier to students’ access to education. Continue reading On Becoming Open Education Leaders