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Discussion 2016 ALA Instructional Technologies IG at LITA All Committes Meeting_Agenda

by Lilly Ramin on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 04:29 pm

ALA LITA Instructional Technologies IG Meeting
The LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group explores emerging technologies for library instruction, shares ideas and best practices.

ALA LITA Instructional Technologies IG Meeting
The LITA Instructional Technologies Interest Group explores emerging technologies for library instruction, shares ideas and best practices.

Scheduler info: LITA All Committees Meeting
Date and Time: Saturday, June 25 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM      
Location:
HYATT Regency Orlando, Room Regency Ballroom V
Scheduler URL: https://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=143031

BUSINESS:

  • Agenda, about group, and welcome from Chair: Lilly Ramin -- @lillylibrarian
  • Introducing: Greg Hardin -- @ghardin
  • Update on renewal signatures (done)
  • In-person events: Annual Conference
    • Ideas? Preferences?
    • Virtual

-          Meeting/presentation?

-          Any volunteers who are group members to contribute content?

-          Listserv http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/lita-insttechig

-          ALA group profile site http://www.ala.org/lita/about/igs/insttech/lit-igit

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

DISCUSSION:
Topic ideas but subject to change based on attendee interest : )

-          Web conference tools?

-          Educational Apps?

-          Professional Development sources for teaching with technology?
(Websites, Blogs, conferences, Librarians or groups on Social Media) 

-          Other tools used for instruction, online or face to face using technology?

-          Challenges, trouble-shooting, tips, and best practice

-          Other experiences from your library?

Thank you for your support & have a great conference!

 

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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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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.

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!

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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Discussion Format for virtual discussions

by Nicole Pagowsky on Tue, May 1, 2012 at 05:20 pm

After our meeting at Annual, since not everyone can attend all conferences, Erica (Co-chair), Lilly (Secretary), and I have been talking about having readings for regular discussions online every other month or so. Opinions? Suggestions? Does that sound like a good format?

Discussion Plan for Annual 2012

by Nicole Pagowsky on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 05:13 pm

It looks like we already have some great topic ideas rolling here -- since we're getting some of the initial brainstorming out in Connect, what would everyone think of having our meeting time kick off with a topic + small panel for a portion, and then talk business/planning the second half?

Ideas for a topic you'd like to focus on for Annual? Potential panelists?

It looks like we already have some great topic ideas rolling here -- since we're getting some of the initial brainstorming out in Connect, what would everyone think of having our meeting time kick off with a topic + small panel for a portion, and then talk business/planning the second half?

Ideas for a topic you'd like to focus on for Annual? Potential panelists?

If any of the other IGs like Code Year or Game Making seem like good crossover, I wonder if we could do some IG speed dating? We'll be in the same shared space anyhow.

It seems we have Saturday morning of the conference for our time slot, and I should be hearing back soon the exact time it will be.

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Discussion What is our hope for this group?

by Michael Steffens on Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 09:52 pm

Where do we hope to go with an Instructional Technologies IG? Are more about methods? Subjects? Approaches?

I am interesting in networking with others to learn about all these things!

At present, I coordinate a county-wide computer training center in which we teach about 25-35 classes per month, on a variety of subjects. All classes are currently a traditional lab setting, primarily with written materials. Some of the more reference-oriented classes have no materials.

Discussion Welcome!

by Nicole Pagowsky on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 04:24 pm

Thanks for being a part of this group! Our hope is to use the shared LITA IG space at annual to have an informal discussion about what our interests are and what direction we'd like the group to take, and start getting ideas for planning future sessions. We will post more details about the meeting when we have them, hope to see you there!

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