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Member Sharing Session presentation delivered at the 2007 BBSLG Conference hosted by the University of Northampton, 27-29 June

Member Sharing Session presentation delivered at the 2007 BBSLG Conference hosted by the University of Northampton, 27-29 June

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    Who Wants To Be A Librarian Who Wants To Be A Librarian Presentation Transcript

    • Who Wants to be a Librarian? The use of voting technology in inductions Simon Speight University of Warwick
    • How much do you know? 1. I’ve used it in my own teaching 2. I’ve seen it demonstrated, but not 0 used it myself of 1 3. I’ve heard about it and want to know more 0% 0% 0% 0% 4. I only came along for .. . ... .. r.. the chance to meet n. ta st fo ow on ti g ou m y on m Chris Tarrant de ab al in it e rd it m n a d ca e he e se us y e nl e I’v I’v e Io I’v
    • How does it work?  Uses special software (e.g. TurningPoint)  Needs special hardware (receiver and handsets)  Cost?
    • What can it be used for?  Testing existing levels of knowledge  Checking understanding  Encouraging discussions  Seeking opinions
    • How likely are you to use voting technology in the future? 100% 1. Very likely 2. Quite likely 3. Quite unlikely 4. Very unlikely 5. Depends if it’s 0% 0% 0% 0% available at my y ly ly ly . el b. e e e lik la ik ik lik institution ai l l un un te ry av ui Ve te ry s Q ui it’ Ve Q if ds en 1 of 1 ep D
    • How we used it at Warwick
    • What do the things on my reading list mean?
    • HUCZYNSKI, A. and BUCHANAN, D., 2001. Organisational behaviour: an introductory text. 4th edition. Harlow: Pearson Education. Is this reference: 1. an article in a journal 2. a book 3. a thesis 4. a giraffe 0% 0% 0% 0% e s ok . j.. si ff ra bo e a th gi in a a a e l tic ar an
    • KANFER, R., 1994. Work motivation: new directions in theory and research. In: C.L. COOPER and I.T. ROBERTSON, eds. Key reviews in managerial psychology. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 1-53. Is this reference: 1. an article in a journal 2. a thesis 3. a chapter in an edited book 0% 0% 0% 0% 4. an historical document l s t a en si ... rn e te m u th jo i u ed oc a a an ld in a e in ric l tic r te to ar ap s hi an ch an a
    • DALLAS, G. ManagementFirst. [Online]. (http://www.managementfirst.com/index.html). Emerald Publishing. (16.01.2006). Remember:  Webpages need to be properly referenced too!  Include the web address (URL)  Clearly state when you last viewed the page
    • Which of the following provides the most reliable information? 1. Google 2. Library Catalogue 3. Journal articles 4. Websites 5. Library databases
    • Advantages  Quick and easy to use  Increased levels of engagement and interest  Chance to interact with students  Allows all students to take part anonymously  Useful diagnostic tool – immediate check on understanding  Sessions can be tailored according to existing knowledge  Works with large or small groups
    • Potential pitfalls  Use it as a proper teaching tool, not a gimmick  Don’t overuse it  Can be more difficult to manage the session  Greater self-confidence needed by presenter?
    • Some practical points  Leave plenty of time to set up software  You may need technical support  More staff-intensive for larger sessions  Make sure you give clear instructions!  Think about how long you leave voting open for  React to the results
    • Bargain basement alternatives  Coloured paper  Cubes  Hands up!
    • As a result of this session, how likely are you to use voting technology in future? 100% • Very likely • Quite likely • Quite unlikely • Very unlikely • Depends if it’s 0% 0% 0% 0% available at my y ly ly ly . el b. e e e institution lik la ik ik lik ai l l un un te ry av ui Ve te ry s Q ui it’ Ve Q if ds en 1 of 1 ep D