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Discussion Tech tools and platforms for instruction (Pros and Cons)

by Lilly Ramin on Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 03:15 pm

We want this thread to supplement the discussion Beth and I will get started at at ALA midwinter - http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12452

If you can't make it to ALA midwinter, please feel free to add:
1. Use of tool
2. Pros
3. Cons
4. Free (or price?)
5. Tech issues to note 

Jane Hart has a nice list from her UK Top 100 Tools for Learning survey of interest:

http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ 

We want this thread to supplement the discussion Beth and I will get started at at ALA midwinter - http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12452

If you can't make it to ALA midwinter, please feel free to add:
1. Use of tool
2. Pros
3. Cons
4. Free (or price?)
5. Tech issues to note 

Jane Hart has a nice list from her UK Top 100 Tools for Learning survey of interest:

http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ 

Thanks for your contributions!
~ Lilly Ramin (@lillylibrarian)
LITA ITIG Chair 

 

 

 

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Online Doc LITA Instructional Technologies IG Midwinter Agenda

by Lilly Ramin on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 10:26 pm

LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group Agenda Midwinter Program + Meeting
Sunday January 26th, 2014 |10:30 – 11:30 AM EST| Pennsylvania Convention Center, 120 C

Please join the LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group for an informal discussion on keeping current with tech. Come and share tips with your colleagues or just lurk and learn! Afterward we will hold a business meeting, so bring your ideas about what you would like to see this IG do for you in the future.

Agenda:

LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group Agenda Midwinter Program + Meeting
Sunday January 26th, 2014 |10:30 – 11:30 AM EST| Pennsylvania Convention Center, 120 C

Please join the LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group for an informal discussion on keeping current with tech. Come and share tips with your colleagues or just lurk and learn! Afterward we will hold a business meeting, so bring your ideas about what you would like to see this IG do for you in the future.

Agenda:

  1. Presentation on technology tools (Beth and Lilly) - Attendees can comment on tools, share best practices, discuss pros and cons, or suggest other tools and platforms for instruction.
    Thread for suggestions via thread" Tech Tools and Platforms for instruction Pros and Cons”: http://connect.ala.org/node/217505

  2. Business meeting and introduction to the group
    a. Introduction
    b. join ALA connect group: http://connect.ala.org/node/167966
    c. Virtual meetings - Midwinter? other?
    d. ALA Annual
  3. Group topic discussion: What tools are you using at your library? What works for you and what does not work for you? Please post to ALA Connect site thread: http://connect.ala.org/node/217505
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Discussion ALA Annual 2013 Instructional Technologies Interest Group Minutes

by Sojourna Cunningham on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 07:59 am

Enclosed please find the minutes from the ALA Annual 2013 Instructional Technologies Interest Group.

Online Doc Agenda for LITA Instructional Technologies IG Meeting, Sat., June 29, 2013

by Lilly Ramin on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 10:53 pm

ALA 2013 Agenda for Instructional Technologies Interest Group (LITA)meeting attached.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Palmer House – Monroe Room “Instructional Technology” on scheduler http://ala13.ala.org/node/11061 Nicole Pagowsky(Chair), Lilly Ramin (Vice-Chair/ ALAmw14 Chair) & Sojourna Cunningham (Secretary)

Hope to see you there!

ALA 2013 Agenda for Instructional Technologies Interest Group (LITA)meeting attached.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm | Palmer House – Monroe Room “Instructional Technology” on scheduler http://ala13.ala.org/node/11061 Nicole Pagowsky(Chair), Lilly Ramin (Vice-Chair/ ALAmw14 Chair) & Sojourna Cunningham (Secretary)

Hope to see you there!

 

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Discussion Recap of #alamw13

by Nicole Pagowsky on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 11:32 am

So it looks like there was some confusion with the LITA room assignments. We were split in two nearly identical rooms: Convention Center 303 and Convention Center TCC 303. So we had two great discussions but not all together. This might have worked out for the best since it sounds like there were a lot of people at each location!

Thanks to everyone for attending (wherever you wound up), and we should have minutes to share from both sessions soon! Let's keep the discussion going here in the meantime, but hope to see everyone at Annual in Chicago!

Event Instructional Technologies

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

This LITA interest group, we endeavor to explore new emerging technology for library instruction, and share new ideas and best practices. This meeting will consist of the first half being a group discussion, followed by a very short business meeting.

More information about this conference session

File LITAInstructionalTechIG_minutes_062012

by Nicole Pagowsky on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

PDF File, 346.06 KB

Discussion Minutes from ALA Annual 2012

by Nicole Pagowsky on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

LITA IG: Instructional Technologies Interest Group Meeting Minutes
ALA Annual Conference, June 23, 2012 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Chair: Nicole Pagowsky (Chair); Erica Findley (Co-Chair); Lilly Ramin (Secretary)

ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/167966

 

Agenda: Group discussion (45 min) and Business Meeting (45 min)

I. Group Discussion

LITA IG: Instructional Technologies Interest Group Meeting Minutes
ALA Annual Conference, June 23, 2012 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Chair: Nicole Pagowsky (Chair); Erica Findley (Co-Chair); Lilly Ramin (Secretary)

ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/167966

 

Agenda: Group discussion (45 min) and Business Meeting (45 min)

I. Group Discussion

Q: What news do you follow to keep up with instructional technology?

A: (replies from participants)

  • Twitter is what I use
  • I look at other people in similar positions but even in non-instruction positions
  • I look in places where new tools are introduced
  • eLearning Guild
  • Non-library lit. I get a lot more out of education literature than library literature. They seem to more directly emphasize application.
  • I set up [journal] alerts

 

Conferences:

Computers in Libraries

LITA Forum

Sloan C Emerging Technologies Conference |Las Vegas, Nevada July 25-27, 2012

 

Online Webinars:

Georgia Library Association webinars: Carterette webinars (archived)

Q: How do you decide what you are going to play with?
A: (replies from participants)

  • Depends on the culture of the library (sometimes getting a free trial is helpful). Sometimes the larger the library the harder to justify the time)
  • I use some tools because they are easier for Macs (like Camtasia over Adobe) – I look at developer forums. I review D-Lib and code4lib.
  • I look at JISC (UK) interest Group/Higher Education

Q: How do you find out your user needs?

A: (replies from participants)

  • First ask: Will campus IT support it (sometimes we ask, sometimes we do). For example, we use WordPress for campus pages since it’s easier to edit (at work or home)
  • Depends on what technology it is. We love Spingshare products – not flash based so they work on iPads
  • Cloud computing is often said to be wanted even if people don’t understand what it is – it also relates to open source topics. Cloud surveys #1 reason: Cost #2 reason: new applications were cloud based
  • Students accustomed to Google Docs & Evernote. So, their collaborative sharing is being done but they might not know it’s the “cloud.”

 

Q: Methods for finding our user needs?
A: (replies from participants)

  • We worked with the Anthropology department and students got credit. It was helpful because we had preconceptions about how tech savvy they were. That doesn’t represent how effectively they are using the technology. We learned about what wasn’t happening more than what was.
  • Reviewed changes at the reference desk. Example more need for download help.
  • Review the literature. Library lit focuses more on millennial skills and education lit notes that students do not all possess the skills yet.
  • Our instructional tech team set up a toolkit for librarians and did a workshop based on survey results. We surveyed grad students and faculty. I also work with instructional techs on campuses who are working with Blackboard.
  • We did a survey. We wrote library questions to be more useful (not about books) but it has taken a few years.
  • Invite users to meetings to create a contact point/liaisons

Let’s keep discussion boards going on ALA connect!

 

BUSINESS MEETING: (Facilitated by Nicole, Chair)

 

Q: What do you want out of this group?

 A: (replies from participants)

  • Best practices
  • Ways of collaborating with instructional technology
  • Not locked down to one systems
  • Place to play with tech (helpful due to budgets)
  • Share LibGuides and toolkits

In between meetings/virtual:

  • Facilitating an article discussion (people can volunteer) – group liked this!
  • Virtual conferences
  • Someone can start a room (like with Blackboard Collaborate) and invite people since Google Hangout appears to have a limit
  • ALA Connect chat (might have some issues)

 

LITA Instructional Technologies IG on ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/167966

  • ALA Connect okay? Group agrees. Let’s try this out for a while.
  • LITA may give us a listserv but no on e has time to administrate it at the moment. Let’s work with ALA Connect for a while.

 

 

Minutes – L.Ramin

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Event Instructional Technologies Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 07:57 pm

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

How can librarians keep up with instructional technologies? Not just knowing what is new, but also what is most effective for use in teaching. Join us for the first meeting of the LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group where we will share our own experiences and techniques for keeping current on these issues as a guided discussion, followed by an open forum and further discussion on future conference planning and the direction we would like this Interest Group to take.

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

How can librarians keep up with instructional technologies? Not just knowing what is new, but also what is most effective for use in teaching. Join us for the first meeting of the LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group where we will share our own experiences and techniques for keeping current on these issues as a guided discussion, followed by an open forum and further discussion on future conference planning and the direction we would like this Interest Group to take.

**This is part of the LITA Joint Interest Group meeting that begins at
8 am. However this meeting begins later at 10:30 am**

More information about this conference session

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Event LITA Instructional Technologies IG Meeting

by Nicole Pagowsky on Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 02:02 pm

**This is part of the LITA Joint Interest Group meeting that begins at
8 am. However this meeting begins later at 10:30 am**

Location: Hilton Anaheim, Pacific D, Table 7

Please join the LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group for an informal discussion on keeping current with tech. Come and share tips with your colleagues or just lurk and learn! Afterward we will hold a business meeting, so bring your ideas about what you would like to see this IG do for you in the future.

**This is part of the LITA Joint Interest Group meeting that begins at
8 am. However this meeting begins later at 10:30 am**

Location: Hilton Anaheim, Pacific D, Table 7

Please join the LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group for an informal discussion on keeping current with tech. Come and share tips with your colleagues or just lurk and learn! Afterward we will hold a business meeting, so bring your ideas about what you would like to see this IG do for you in the future.

Agenda:
I. Group topic discussion (45 min): How do you keep up with new technologies for instruction?
II. Business meeting (45 min or less): Welcome and what do you hope to get out of this IG?

 

Add this event using the ALA Conference Scheduler http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1763

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