Archive for February, 2016

The Fourth Annual Savvies

The Fourth Annual Savvies

Welcome to the fourth annual InfoSavvy Movie Awards!  As usual the credits come from IMDB.  Let’s get right to this year’s winners. For outstanding movie: The Social Network (2010): Dir. David Fincher; Written by Aaron Sorkin (screenplay) & Ben Mezrich (book); Starring  Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake. Information literacy […]

By February 25, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
InfoSavvy winter vacation 2016

InfoSavvy winter vacation 2016

Image from freeimages.co.uk/ I have been on vacation during winter break.  Stay tuned for a new post this week.

By February 22, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Smiley face evaluation

Spring ’16 Mid-Term Evaluation Is Here

If you’re teaching an online or blended course at USM this spring, CTEL has good news for you. It is time to ask your students for mid-term feedback!   CTEL has created an anonymous mid-term survey exclusively for students in online and blended courses. The survey draws heavily upon some of […]

By February 22, 2016 3 comments CTEL
7 Habits of Highly Effective People

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

There’s a book by Stephen Covey called the The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  It’s been selling for over 25 years in a variety of different editions. There are probably hundreds of book reviews and songs out there about this book but one video review in particular became a […]

By February 16, 2016 1 comment CTEL
Information authority and carnival

Information authority and carnival

Image by Ralph E. Elicker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Since Mardi Gras was two days ago, I thought about the idea of carnival.  According to some theories carnival involves a temporary inversion of social norms, with a potential challenge to authority (Theories, 2016).  How do we subvert information authority? […]

By February 11, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Upcoming: CTEL Workshops

Upcoming: CTEL Workshops

Blackboard’s Grade Center Workshop The Blackboard Grade Center is a useful tool for tracking student grades and helping students understand their progress throughout the semester, but it can also efficiently calculate final grades. In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss how to calculate final grades, including how to use the […]

By February 5, 2016 0 comments CTEL
Social media issues and info lit

Social media issues and info lit

Image from freeimages.co.uk During winter session I took a course about social media.  The course raised interesting questions about balance in information technology and society. How do we balance attention to the outer world of online connection with attention to our inner lives of reflection?  How do we balance individual […]

By February 4, 2016 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy