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Posted by on May 9th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

Anyone who has done teaching or taken classes in teaching methods has likely heard the term “pedagogy.” This term is most widely used currently to mean “the art and science … of teaching,” although the original meaning was actually more specific to teaching children. As librarians, we strive to create instructional materials that are appropriate… Read More »

Posted in: Adult Learning Principles, Instructional Design, Teaching Technologies



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What We’re Reading – Instructional Design

Posted by on March 21st, 2016 0 comments

The month of March means “spring break” for many academic institutions. And that may mean a break from instruction, but we wanted to give you a short “reading list” in case you are looking for something to occupy any extra time you might have!Here are three titles which the NTC staff have been reading and… Read More »

Posted in: Adult Learning Principles, Instructional Design, Training Tips



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5 Learning Tech Trends to Watch in the Next 5 Years

Posted by on February 4th, 2016 0 comments

Because we’re all about training, we try to keep up with what professionals in the areas of learning, training, and technologies are saying. This week,in the Learning Technologies Blog from ATD (Association for Talent Development), Karl M. Kapp identified “a list of five trends learning professionals should consider when mapping out strategies for the next… Read More »

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The Cycle of Reflective Teaching

Posted by on October 30th, 2015 0 comments

As the National Library of Medicine Training Center, we think a lot about things like: how can we make this presentation better; are we really reaching our audience; are we teaching or training; and other similar topics. In fact, every time we get ready to teach another session of a class we’ve taught multiple times… Read More »

Posted in: Adult Learning Principles, Instructional Design



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Using Padlet as an Engagement Tool – Write on my Wall

Posted by on October 5th, 2015 0 comments

I have posted about Padlet before, but I wanted to revisit the tool because…I like it! Here’s a video to get you started: You can write on my wall (it’s anonymous). Here’s a Padlet I made to crowd source a question.¬†Double click¬†to contribute now. Created with Padlet

Posted in: Instructional Design, Teaching Technologies

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