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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 »
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 »
As a government-funded agency under the department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NNLM is required to comply with section 508 policy as it applies to all products and services produced by the RMLs and Offices on behalf of the National Library of Medicine. Plus it’s the right thing to do – we want our… Read More »
What is a backchannel? A backchannel, as used in education, is a flexible tool that can be used to extend a classroom conversation. 5 reasons to use a backchannel A backchannel provides a secure place for shy or quiet students to speak. We’re not all ready with a quick answer, providing a backchannel allows those… Read More »
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 »