ED 650: Is Interactivity Worth the Cost?

Is Interactivity Worth the Cost of Flashy Technology? ED 650 Current Issue Paper 4 One of my major long-term goals as an instructional design librarian is to lead an ongoing project to develop tutorials for library users on a variety of topics (such as searching the library catalog, searching particular databases, placing holds or interlibrary loan requests, etc.). Over the past 15 years or so, library tutorials have taken many forms from screenshots with text to screencasts to interactive tutorials. Continue reading ED 650: Is Interactivity Worth the Cost?

ED 650: Evidence-Based Practice and Emerging Educational Technologies

Evidence-Based Practice and Emerging Educational Technologies: ED650 Current Issue Paper 1 In recent years, I have become increasingly aware of conversations regarding emerging technologies in the higher education and library fields. I have attended workshops and conference sessions on the topic, read annual NMC Horizon Reports (Higher Education and Library editions), followed the conversations of my colleagues online and off, and taken this graduate course on current issues in educational technology. Through these avenues, I have learned of many exciting Continue reading ED 650: Evidence-Based Practice and Emerging Educational Technologies

ED 431 Assignment: Google Docs Survey

*** Please note that my ED 431 course requires us to post our assignments in draft form for classmates to provide feedback. The following entry is a draft. I encourage all criticisms of content or style. Thank you!*** Assignment: Create a survey using a Form in Google Drive. Use a variety of question types and branching logic where relevant. Summarize findings, create charts to display data, and reflect on your results. In my library school graduate program, I experienced working Continue reading ED 431 Assignment: Google Docs Survey