During March 2007

Inside ZSR

student culture and academic computing competencies

Formal presentation: MySpace or Yours? Building Connections Between Student Computing Culture and Academic Computing Competencies (Bob King) Problem: disconnect between student computing culture & what we want students to do with the computer We know they’re doing something Learning builds on what we already know, must connect to existing knowledge When students come into academic... more

computer-based learning

Formal presentation: What Can Students Learn from Computer-Based Training? (Tammala Bulger, Dana Ward) Supplemental online activities that allow printing certificates of completion Sometimes this is used in face-to-face classes Using SkillSoft’s SkillPort Books 24/7 What can students learn from CBT Gives tech skills to students and certificates that can prove skills for internships Blended Learning... more

blended learning

Formal presentation: A Primer on Blended Learning (Donna Petherbridge, Traci Temple) Very much an overview, but a nice general session Student characteristics Demand we-based ed, prefer some tech, expect faculty to use some tech Net Gen & Millennials (lumped together when comes to interest in online learning) Web interactions have lead to an expectation for... more

online teaching strategies

Demonstration: New Online Teaching Strategies: Bringing Theory to Life for More Effective Learning (Robert Brown, Nora Reynolds, Scott Brewster) Production office that creates online materials (learning objects), collaborating with faculty Whole staff that develops these learning objects Some students in the office, tell what’s dull and what’s not Want faculty to stay on top of... more

active learning in the library

Demonstration: Active Learning in the Library: The Library Is Not Just for Books Presenters: Cotina Jones, Phyllistine Poole, Julie Dornberger, Carl Leak, Chris Screen Instruction team includes both librarians and webmasters Realized a need for new types of library instruction Blackboard, active learning templates, gaming, and vodcasting Blackboard A place to house the projects Liked:... more

Intro to the UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference

Opening Session Info (Frank Prochaska) Theme: Building Connections 8th UNC TLT conference largest yet, close to 500 registered attendees large number of private, community college, and K-12 folks here (in addition to UNC system folks) ed tech no longer an add-on, it’s a mission critical component for learning in 21st century Pointed out UNC Online... more

Steve at 2007 LAUNC-CH Conference

On Monday, March 12th, I joined Mary Scanlon, Ellen Daugman and Sharon Snow and headed to Chapel Hill for the 2007 Librarians’ Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Conference, which had the theme “From MySpace to OurSpace: Connecting With Millennials.” Here are the sessions I found most interesting: Are We Ready... more

Leslie at MLA 2007

I’m back from Pittsburgh, where the Music Library Association held its annual conference this year. The program was so breathlessly jam-packed that I’m just going to have to, unbloglike, post one long report at the end. Sorry! Dominating the sessions this year were the many creative ways music librarians are exploiting new technologies to enhance... more

Recommendation – Digital Repository

ZSR needs one. Our internal materials that are born digital are not being preserved in any systematic way. There also may, in the future, be a scholarly publication archive developed that would need preservation. more

Session 4 – Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities

Moderated by Joyce Ray, Assoc. Deputy Director for Library Services, IMLS Steven Wheatley, VP, American Council of Learned Societies, spoke on the ACLS Report – Our Cultural Commonwealth, in which he said ‘most expressions of human creativity in the US will be born digital’. Brett Bobley, Director, Digital Humanities Initiative, National Endowment for the Humanities... more