katep: November 2010 Archives
Please consider attending...
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: 125 McNamara Alumni Center
Demystify faculty support at the U of M.
Do you provide support and consultation to faculty and instructors? We invite you to join a discussion with a panel of University staff members who regularly consult with faculty on topics of teaching and learning. Learn about how others do this and meet colleagues doing similar work.
Consultants on campus provide support for educational technology, research, instructional design, writing, universal design, accessibility, service learning, outreach, study abroad, and more. In learning about other faculty consultants on campus, we hope that productive connections will be made that lead to more integrated and collaborative work in the future.
Panelists include consultants from Center for Teaching & Learning, Center for Writing, Disability Services, Office of Information Technology, and University Libraries, but we hope that individuals from many offices/locations/places will attend.
Please go to http://z.umn.edu/connectingconsultants to let us know if you can attend or, if you can't, if you'd like to be notified of any future events.
I also ran across this post in the Chronicle but by a University of Minnesota faculty... The iPad, the Kindle, or a Manual Typewriter?
November 7, 2010, 5:31 pm
Chronicle of Higher Education
"We need e-book readers that can handle color and that are reasonably priced. Make it so, Amazon, Apple, or anyone else. I'll be working away on material for your reader, doing first drafts on a typewriter."
Answering Clinical Questions (ACQ), University of Western Australia
Description: The Answering Clinical Questions (ACQ) program is a series of online learning modules covering an introductory curriculum for Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). The ACQ program: •exemplifies the University of Western Australia (UWA), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences approach to EBP •ensures that geographically dispersed UWA staff and students have access to the introductory curriculum for EBP •supports the EBP teaching and learning activities of UWA staff and students
Research Basics 101, East Carolina University
Description: Research Basics is a collection of six online, self-paced tutorials covering the beginning of the research process through finding resources. It highlights keyword generation, types of resources, the information time line, research evaluation strategies, and library website navigation. Each tutorial includes a concept check with time for reflection. The tutorials enhance library instruction sessions and provide undergraduate, graduate, and distance education students with asynchronous instruction.
The Productive Researcher, Syracuse University Library
Description: The Productive Researcher is a set of six modules intended to provide an introduction to general library research skills. It also may serve as a quick review or update for the experienced researcher. You may choose from text, video, video with captioning, and audio podcast versions of these lessons. Topics include defining a topic and generating keywords, finding databases on the library's web site, finding articles in library databases, finding full text articles, using the library's catalog, and using databases to find information in different formats.
Harold B. Lee Library Virtual Tour, Brigham Young University
Description: Design a library virtual tour for the BYU-Salt Lake Center so satellite students can fulfill the library tour requirement for First-Year Writing without having to travel to Provo, Utah.
Articles, Books, and Beyond: Library Orientation Workshop, Sonoma State University Library
Description: Articles, Books & Beyond Online Workshop is a series of 8 quick tutorials that introduce the basic resources and services of the Sonoma State University Library. A quiz is available as an optional resource to test student understanding and application of the basic library skills taught in the tutorials. Once passed, the quiz provides an option to print out a certificate of completion.
Newton Gresham Library Information Literacy Tutorial, Sam Houston State University
Description: A module-based information literacy tutorial that addresses each stage of the research process, including selecting a topic, identifying information needs, selecting sources, locating information, evaluating information, and citing sources. The tutorial uses Flash, but the slide text is also accessible to screen readers such as JAWS.
**Consumer Health Complete, University of Minnesota**
Author: Matt Lee, Minitex
Description: Consumer Health Complete is part of an ongoing series of tutorials that provide an introduction to databases available statewide to libraries, schools, and residents via the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) program. Minitex manages the ELM program and created these tutorials to promote it to schools and libraries, and to provide an introduction to database content and navigation to library staff and MN residents.
What is a Database? Ursuline College
Description: This interactive tutorial explains the concept of a database. It explores familiar databases such as Amazon and YouTube, and uses them to illustrate the concepts of records and fields. These concepts are then applied to library databases, including the library catalog and Academic Search Complete. Users must answer a few multiple choice questions to confirm their understanding of key concepts.
Goblin Threat, Lycoming College
Description: The Goblin Threat game was created to be a fun way for undergraduate students to learn the basics of plagiarism in a non-threatening game environment.
Understanding Wikipedia, Raritan Valley Community College
Description: This section if part of a longer information literacy tutorial designed for undergraduates. The Wikipedia section begins with an explanation of Wikipedia and is followed by a guided Wikipedia search that instructs students how to use the References section of a Wikipedia article to find additional sources. Using 2 frames - one which provides instructions for the guided search and another which allows the student to actively explore a Wikipedia article - this learning object provides an interactive approach to helping students understand how Wikipedia can be used in their research appropriately: by referring them to additional sources.