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.
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 →
Over the past couple of months I have received numerous calls about the Biz Wiki. The callers, emailers, and IMers all have something in common: they all own a business or work at a business whose name or contact information is incorrect on the Biz Wiki. I even got a call... Continue Reading →
This week I had the pleasure of finishing Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow on my PSP. I've had the game about a month, and with off-and-on play times, I was able to finish it relatively quickly. It generally takes me forever to finish games, but the game had a pretty good story that... Continue Reading →
I've been working a lot lately about how to incorporate some to the concepts of video games into new and existing library services and resources. I've written before about how games make you learn by doing, and I've pointed to how specific games teach the player how to play the game. I've been doing quite... Continue Reading →
Here's some articles/resources that might be of interest to some:Seven Things You Should Know About YouTubeSeven Things You Should Know About FacebookAre College Students Techno Idiots?Disconnects Between Library Culture and Millennial Generation ValuesAre Video Games Evil?New Media and Learning in the 21st CenturyGames in Higher Ed: When Halo 2, Civilization IV, and Xbox 360 Come... Continue Reading →
This is sweet! Librarycasting SE: Screencasts, podcasts, tutorials and titles for the sciences and engineering. Librarycasting SE is a compilation of selected educational and information resources for the sciences and engineering, with a strong emphasis on new media and communication formats such as screencasts (pc screen video), video, and podcasts (audio). Resources covered include those... Continue Reading →