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Digital tools: Tools to enhance teaching and learning in the library by Orla Foley

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Orla Foley takes us through some examples of digital tools that are freely available that can be used in a library setting. It includes a brief description of what each tool consists of and why it is important for CPD.

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Digital tools: Tools to enhance teaching and learning in the library by Orla Foley

  1. 1. Digital Tools: Tools to enhance teaching and learning in the library
  2. 2. There are lots of digital tools available to help support and develop your library practice. The following tools could be useful to help create and develop new learning materials for use in the library
  3. 3. Animoto: An easy way to make animated videos and slideshows www.animoto.com Audacity Free software to make podcasts http://www.audacityteam.org
  4. 4. Canva: Free tool to make infographs https://www.canva.com Doodle: An easy way to schedule meetings and appointments www.doodle.com
  5. 5. Dropbox: File sharing and file storage www.dropbox.com Eportfolio Hub A guide to creating and collating e-portfolios http://eportfoliohub.ie
  6. 6. Eventbrite: A great tool to promote an event and attract attendees https://www.eventbrite.ie Flipboard: Online magazine where you can follow topics that interest you www.flipboard.com
  7. 7. Freedcamp Web-based project management tool with unlimited number of users and projects https://freedcamp.com Google Drive A file storage and synchronization system with 15GB of storage space
  8. 8. ORCID A unique and free author identifier for research https://orcid.org Powtoon: Make animated videos for free https://www.powtoon.com
  9. 9. Screencast-o-matic Record video and audio screencasts https:screencast-o-matic.com Slideshare Share and download animations https://www.slideshare.net
  10. 10. SurveyMonkey Run small scale surveys using this tool www.surveymonkey.net Vimeo Share and store videos www.vimeo.com
  11. 11. The tools highlighted are just a small sample of those available. Keeping up to date with new tools is worthwhile as they can be really useful in developing library practice.

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