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Teaching and Learning Technology

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Teaching and Learning Technology

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. Finding Technology • Colleagues • Social Networks • Favorite Websites • JournalsThursday, July 21, 2011
  9. 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. 10. Must Know About Web TechnologiesThursday, July 21, 2011
  11. 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. 12. Google+ • A tool for: • Social Networking • Library Promotion • Research/Information GatheringThursday, July 21, 2011
  13. 13. LinkedIn • A tool for: • Social Networking • Professional Networking • Library Promotion • Research/Information Gathering http://linkedin.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  14. 14. YouTube • A tool for: • Library Promotion • Learning/Teaching • Research/Information Gathering http://youtube.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  15. 15. Twitter • A tool for: • Social Networking • Library Promotion • Research/Information Gathering http://twitter.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  16. 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. 17. Google Voice • A tool for: • Communication • Text Messaging • Voice Mail • Voice over IP http://voice.google.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  18. 18. Delicious • A tool for: • Resource Sharing • Research/Information Gathering • Collaboration http://delicious.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  19. 19. Must Know About Open TechnologiesThursday, July 21, 2011
  20. 20. Firefox • Use for: • Web Browsing • Resource Gathering • Web Development http://firefox.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  21. 21. Zotero • Use for: • Creating Bibliographies • Research • Resource Gathering http://zotero.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  22. 22. Chrome • Use for: • Web Browsing • Resource Gathering • Web Development http://chrome.google.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  23. 23. LimeSurvey • Use for: • Statistics • Information Gathering • Surveys/Questionnaires http://limesurvey.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  24. 24. Scribus • Use for: • Newsletter Creation • Signage • Desktop Publishing http://scribus.netThursday, July 21, 2011
  25. 25. BigBlueButton • Use for: • Web-based Meetings • Voice Over IP • Webinars/Conferencing http://bigbluebutton.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  26. 26. Wordpress • Use for: • Content Management • Blogging • Content Creation http://wordpress.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  27. 27. Koha ILS • Use for: • Library Management • Public Catalog • Data Tracking http://koha-community.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  28. 28. Must Know About Desktop TechnologiesThursday, July 21, 2011
  29. 29. Jing • Use to: • Record Screen Actions • Create Tutorial Videos • Answer Reference Questions http://techsmith.com/jing/Thursday, July 21, 2011
  30. 30. VLC • Use to: • Play Videos • Play Audio • Play DVDs from all Regions http://videolan.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  31. 31. HootSuite • Use to: • Update Multiple Networks • Aggregate Content • Keep Track of Multiple Networks http://hootsuite.comThursday, July 21, 2011
  32. 32. Thunderbird • Use to: • Read/Write/Send Emails • Access Calendars • Gather Email from all Addresses http://mozilla.org/thunderbirdThursday, July 21, 2011
  33. 33. Gimp • Use to: • Create Photos • Edit Photos • Create Unique Images http://gimp.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  34. 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. 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. 36. Be Enthusiastic • Use the technology • Know the technology • Focus on the good • Show examples of exciting usesThursday, July 21, 2011
  37. 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. 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. 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. 40. Continued Learning • Encourage continued learning • Introduce students to related websites, blogs, journals, etc • Reward learning (23 things)Thursday, July 21, 2011
  41. 41. Always Keep Learning —Nicole C. EngardThursday, July 21, 2011
  42. 42. Websites • Mashable.com • Lifehacker.com • TechCrunch.com • TechSoupForLibraries.orgThursday, July 21, 2011
  43. 43. Guides • Mashable Guidebooks • http://mashable.com/guidebook/ • Make Use Of Guides • http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/Thursday, July 21, 2011
  44. 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. 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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