Instructional Technologies Interest Group

Tech tools and platforms for instruction (Pros and Cons)

  • 1.  Tech tools and platforms for instruction (Pros and Cons)

    Posted Jan 23, 2014 04:01 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/ 


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


     


     


     



  • 2.  RE: Tech tools and platforms for instruction (Pros and Cons)

    Posted Jan 27, 2014 01:44 PM

    I wrote up some notes from our discussion for my blog and wanted to share the crux of it here. Rather than list every tool we have used in a useful, usable, desirable way, my group sidetracked to come up with criteria for a great tech tool.

    • It needs to integrate well. With the LMS, with the website, with the LibGuides, wherever it needs to be to provide point-of-need service.
    • It needs to be scalable. No solution truly works unless it can be used at a production level.
    • It needs to be shareable. Librarians need to learn from each other. Let’s share templates, workshop outlines, use cases, videos. We’ll be better librarians and have more time and expertise as a result.

    (The rest of the post is at http://catherineodson.com/2014/01/27/alamw14-great-tech-tools/. End shameless self plug.)



  • 3.  RE: Tech tools and platforms for instruction (Pros and Cons)

    Posted Jun 28, 2014 10:01 AM

    Thank you,  Catherine! I hope to see you at today's session (10:30, Ceasar's Palace). I was hoping there would be more feedback in this space by annual but we will talk about and continue the conversation as well :)