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Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
Teaching and Learning Technology
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  • 1. Why Should I Care? Using and Teaching New Technologies Nicole C. Engard Director of Open Source Education, ByWater Solutions Author: Library mashups, Practical Open Source Software for Libraries, and The Accidental Systems Librarian 2dThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 2. Today, technology is a powerful driver of change in libraries, and it will stay that way for the rest of your career. http://www.libraryman.com/blog/101rtk/Thursday, July 21, 2011
  • 3. It’s all Technology • Books were once a new technology - feared and shunned • The printing press was once thought to be a horrible machine • The home computer was thought to never be a necessityThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 4. Today’s Types of Technology • Web Technology • Web 2.0, Social Networks, Blogging, Wikis • Open Source Technology • Web-based, Desktop-based • Software • For Windows, Mac, LinuxThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 5. Web Technology • Accessed completely on the web • Available from any web enabled device • Often data is stored in ‘the cloud’ • Relies on other people’s servers • Widely talked about, promoted and toutedThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 6. Open Source Technology • Often overlooked • Proven as secure (if not more) than proprietary alternatives • Offers a whole new world of freedom • Ability to provide more services at no extra cost • Developed in the open using peer reviewThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 7. Desktop Technology • Less talked about • Installs on your computer and runs locally • Does not depend on the web, web servers or Internet connections • Still common and necessary for many tasksThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 8. Finding Technology • Colleagues • Social Networks • Favorite Websites • JournalsThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 9. Scratch an expert and you’ll often find someone who’s muddling through—just at a higher level. —Steve Krug Don’t make me think! : a common sense approach to Web usability. 2nd ed. Berkeley Calif: New Riders Pub., 2006.Thursday, July 21, 2011
  • 10. Must Know About Web TechnologiesThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 11. Facebook • A tool for: • Social Networking • Library Promotion • Research/Information Gathering • Should you check Facebook at work? http://facebook.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 12. Google+ • A tool for: • Social Networking • Library Promotion • Research/Information GatheringThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 13. LinkedIn • A tool for: • Social Networking • Professional Networking • Library Promotion • Research/Information Gathering http://linkedin.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 14. YouTube • A tool for: • Library Promotion • Learning/Teaching • Research/Information Gathering http://youtube.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 15. Twitter • A tool for: • Social Networking • Library Promotion • Research/Information Gathering http://twitter.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 16. Dropbox • A tool for: • Storing files in the cloud • Sharing files across the Internet • Working remotely or with remote partners http://dropbox.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 17. Google Voice • A tool for: • Communication • Text Messaging • Voice Mail • Voice over IP http://voice.google.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 18. Delicious • A tool for: • Resource Sharing • Research/Information Gathering • Collaboration http://delicious.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 19. Must Know About Open TechnologiesThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 20. Firefox • Use for: • Web Browsing • Resource Gathering • Web Development http://firefox.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 21. Zotero • Use for: • Creating Bibliographies • Research • Resource Gathering http://zotero.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 22. Chrome • Use for: • Web Browsing • Resource Gathering • Web Development http://chrome.google.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 23. LimeSurvey • Use for: • Statistics • Information Gathering • Surveys/Questionnaires http://limesurvey.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 24. Scribus • Use for: • Newsletter Creation • Signage • Desktop Publishing http://scribus.netThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 25. BigBlueButton • Use for: • Web-based Meetings • Voice Over IP • Webinars/Conferencing http://bigbluebutton.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 26. Wordpress • Use for: • Content Management • Blogging • Content Creation http://wordpress.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 27. Koha ILS • Use for: • Library Management • Public Catalog • Data Tracking http://koha-community.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 28. Must Know About Desktop TechnologiesThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 29. Jing • Use to: • Record Screen Actions • Create Tutorial Videos • Answer Reference Questions http://techsmith.com/jing/Thursday, July 21, 2011
  • 30. VLC • Use to: • Play Videos • Play Audio • Play DVDs from all Regions http://videolan.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 31. HootSuite • Use to: • Update Multiple Networks • Aggregate Content • Keep Track of Multiple Networks http://hootsuite.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 32. Thunderbird • Use to: • Read/Write/Send Emails • Access Calendars • Gather Email from all Addresses http://mozilla.org/thunderbirdThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 33. Gimp • Use to: • Create Photos • Edit Photos • Create Unique Images http://gimp.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 34. If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. Attributed to Bernard ShawThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 35. Teaching Technology • Be enthusiastic • Teach to the student • Don’t force the issue • Give time for self exploration • Give time for continued learningThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 36. Be Enthusiastic • Use the technology • Know the technology • Focus on the good • Show examples of exciting usesThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 37. Teach to the Student • Know your audience • Watch reactions • Don’t rely on the outline • Allow for hands-on timeThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 38. Don’t Force the Issue • Show how to use the tool • Show how the tool is used • Give examples specific to the audience • Let the student decide if it will workThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 39. Self Exploration • Allow students hands-on time • Allow students time away from the instructor • Give students examples for usage in their setting and give them time to experimentThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 40. Continued Learning • Encourage continued learning • Introduce students to related websites, blogs, journals, etc • Reward learning (23 things)Thursday, July 21, 2011
  • 41. Always Keep Learning —Nicole C. EngardThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 42. Websites • Mashable.com • Lifehacker.com • TechCrunch.com • TechSoupForLibraries.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 43. Guides • Mashable Guidebooks • http://mashable.com/guidebook/ • Make Use Of Guides • http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/Thursday, July 21, 2011
  • 44. In Print • Library Technology Reports • http://www.alatechsource.org/ltr/index • Information Today • http://infotoday.com • LITA Guides • http://www.neal-schuman.com/books/series/ library-information-and-technology- association-lita-guidesThursday, July 21, 2011
  • 45. Thank You Nicole C. Engard nengard@gmail.com Director of Open Source Education, ByWater Solutions Author: Library mashups, Practical Open Source Software for Libraries, and The Accidental Systems Librarian 2d Slides: http://web2learning.net > Publications & PresentationsThursday, July 21, 2011

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