Archive for October, 2011

Making information less scary

Making information less scary

  In honor of Halloween and Information Literacy Awareness Month  let’s address a real-life information horror: organizing information.  Fortunately a number of tools exist to help us with this task: Database tools The University of Minnesota Assignment Calculator Refworks Zotero Share these tools with your students.  Try them out for […]

By October 27, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Pecha Kucha firsthand

Pecha Kucha firsthand

Pecha Kucha Den Haag no2 Image from Marco Raaphorst: Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/raaphorst/4194303003/ and used under a Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0 In April 2009 I had written about the concept of Pecha Kucha, where presenters can use only 20 slides each and have only 20 seconds per slide.   In January […]

By October 20, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Saluting and informing musicians

Saluting and informing musicians

Image courtesy of http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ I dedicate this entry to my mother, a former accompanist and one of the most info-savvy people I know.  Her love of music reminds me of musicians’ information needs. Abromeit and Vaughan (2004), for example, discuss how opera performers use certain resources to prepare for roles.  […]

By October 13, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Learning from information overload

Learning from information overload

Image courtesy of http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ Recently I found myself reading and viewing patient education materials.  With all due respect to the health professions I found the experience overwhelming. I began to think about my own teaching.  Like the health professionals I have to cover a great deal of content at one […]

By October 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy