A few months ago I wrote a post about how I use TopHat to better engage students in my large classes. Last week I presented on the topic during one of our library's "Impact Through Action" workshops. The video below is a recording of my presentation.
"Well looky there, you learned something! You're 49% smarter than you were 5 minutes ago!" This aha! moment occurred while teaching over 400 business students this fall. Using Tophat in my business research instruction sessions, I was able to assess that my students did in fact learn something through my teaching. The Challenge Each semester... Continue Reading →
This spring I used Tophat to shake up the delivery of my large research sessions. This is one example of how I have used Tophat to enhance my library research instruction. The scenario Each spring I am invited to give a one-shot, hour-long orientation to approximately 125 students who are part of the Global Consulting... Continue Reading →
In his book, Trust Agents, Chris Brogan describes how people can become experts by sharing their answers on the web with more people. I believe librarians should be doing this as often as they can in order to showcase their expertise, and it's something I try to do whenever practical. Brogan describes the process as... Continue Reading →
Making videos for my library patrons have saved me time, allowed me to better serve my them, and enabled them to quickly find answers to their questions. I first started using web video for library instruction over 6 years ago and have learned a lot along the way. My hope is that the information... Continue Reading →
The screenshot below was taken from this article about Floyd Landis on 5/20/10. In the article, Landis admits to illegal use of steroids and blood doping, after denying it for the past 4 years. In the article, Landis also states that Lance Armstrong and other teammates were guilty of cheating as well. ... Continue Reading →
I've been doing an evaluation exercise with many of my English 151 classes for the last couple of years. It works pretty well, and I've had several instructors request that I repeat it again for their future classes. Many of my colleagues have been asked about this exercise, so I thought I would... Continue Reading →