Archive for December, 2015

Best of 2015, part 1

Best of 2015, part 1

 Image from freeimages.co.uk/ As the year ends, I salute my favorite professional readings of 2015.  I mix books, articles, and other formats in this year’s list.  Here they are in alphabetical, not rank, order: 1. Bell, S. (2015, July 8).  AKA “the student success center” [Blog post].  Retrieved from http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/07/opinion/steven-bell/aka-the-student-success-center-from-the-bell-tower/ […]

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Happy Holidays 2015

Happy Holidays 2015

I wish you and yours a safe, joyous Holiday season!  Stay tuned for more posts in the coming year.

By December 23, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Recipes and developing research expertise

Recipes and developing research expertise

Image from freeimages.co.uk/ During a recent webinar (Hanick & Townsend, 2015) the presenters contrasted how experts work with how novices work.  The remarks made me think of how I gain expertise with my Holiday dishes. Hanick and Townsend (2015) described expert knowledge as tacit and difficult to convey.  They also […]

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Finals stress and information habits

Finals stress and information habits

Image from freeimages.co.uk The semester’s end can be stressful for students, faculty, and staff alike.  Here is a link (Dunn, 2012) with stress reduction tips End Games: Preparing Well for Final Exams (Psychology Today) Notice that the tips (in different ways)  emphasize preparedness.  Preparedness involves using information and developing habits. […]

By December 10, 2015 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Taking Online or Blended Courses? Stay Connected to USM!

Taking Online or Blended Courses? Stay Connected to USM!

According the USM Factbook, there were approximately 3,200 USM students enrolled in online or blended courses during Fall 2015. Roughly 18% of the total credit hours taken at USM in Fall 2015 were in online or blended courses, and this represents a 1.5% increase over Fall 2014. These numbers echo […]

By December 3, 2015 0 comments CTEL

Presentation resources

Presentations pose some special information needs.  Here are some resources for those end-of-semester presentations: Image Collections http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ https://freerangestock.com/ http://www.public-domain-photos.com/ Sound Clip/Music Collections http://publicdomain4u.com/ http://soundbible.com/ http://www.soundjay.com/ Citing Sources in Oral Presentations Citing sources in presentations (Brock University) Using citations and avoiding plagiarism in oral presentations (Hamilton College)

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