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Read our Teaching Tips Booklet

NTO is proud to publish our Teaching Tips Booklet – a compilation of all of our teaching-related blog posts. As the NNLM Training Office since 2016, and prior to that the NNLM Training Center (2012-2016), we have a long legacy of blog posts. We did a little searching around the archives and selected the posts… Read More »

Posted in: Adult Learning Principles, Blog, Instructional Design, News, Teaching Technologies, Training Tips



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UDL for Teaching Face-to-Face and Online

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to teaching and learning aiming at minimizing barriers to maximize learning. In order to achieve this goal, UDL helps educators to make curriculum understandable and accessible for everyone. UDL was first developed for the people with disabilities to make their access to the buildings easier. However, considering… Read More »

Posted in: Adult Learning Principles, Blog, Instructional Design, News, Teaching Technologies, Training Tips



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HyperDocs for Libraries

What is the 21st century equivalent of a worksheet? Consider the HyperDoc. I discovered HyperDocs through a recent MLA News article (subscription required). HyperDocs are a “transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction,“, according to the HyperDoc Girls, a group of three teachers who coined the term after their schools adopted… Read More »

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Learning to wait. Can I have 3 seconds please?

According to research done by Mary Budd Rowe in 1972, the average time a teacher waits after asking a question is between .7 and 1.4 seconds. By extending that period to 3 seconds, Robert Stahl identified several positive behaviors/outcomes for both students and teachers. For students: Less “I don’t know answers.” An increase in volunteered… Read More »

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Things I learned at SXSWedu

Last week I attended SXSWedu, an education-centric pre-conference to South by Southwest Interactive. I came home with 13 pages of handwritten notes and an information hangover.  South by Southwest Interactive is the now seemingly ubiquitous conference of music, culture, tech and hipsterdom held annually in Austin, Texas. SXSWedu is a smaller gathering which occurs the week before… Read More »

Posted in: Instructional Design, News, Teaching Technologies

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