I tried to make a video yesterday but couldn’t quite get it together. This was the result. I hope you find humor and can laugh at yourself even in frustrating and uncertain times.
With the abrupt move to a blend of synchronous and asynchronous online learning for business students for the remainder of the semester, the faculty asked me to record a video for my research session. Here's my writeup of how this worked out. Perhaps others will find this useful as they develop their own remote teaching... Continue Reading →
One of my favorite books about remote work, The Year Without Pants, is now free on Amazon Kindle at the request of the author, Scott Berkun. You don’t need a Kindle to read it, just the Kindle app and an Amazon account. I liked it so much when I first read it, I even blogged... Continue Reading →
Now that we're working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty, staff, and [sometimes] students are encouraged to use Microsoft Teams for chats, calls, and meetings. To help faculty and students connect directly to their librarian, we have added individual Teams chat links to our subject librarian and archivists directory. I have also incorporated... Continue Reading →
This week I had the new experience of teaching with Microsoft Teams. While I have given webinars on many occasions to both student and librarian audiences, this was the first time I taught an instruction session to 120 students across three on-campus classrooms simultaneously from my office. Background The Business Cluster is the core educational... Continue Reading →
Talk about a role reversal! Instead of thinking of our library users as personas, I have become a persona myself. This semester my business students have been researching the outdoor recreation industry. For their third project of the semester, the ~400 students did a marketing consulting project for the Bailey's Mountain Bike Trail System. Quite... Continue Reading →
David Lee King posted some great suggestions for video editing tools. One application that he left off his very-comprehensive list is Screencast-O-Matic. I've used SOM for several years to record the screencasts for my YouTube video tutorials and I have recently started using SOM to edit my videos as well. This has allowed me to... Continue Reading →