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Jul

26

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Word Clouds as Discussion Starters

Posted by on July 26th, 2016 0 comments

I like word clouds. They help us see what’s important or most prevalent in a block of text. When the NTO was the NTC, we used word clouds to help facilitate a discussion in our PubMed for Trainers class about the core competencies of PubMed. We asked students: Is there a set of core competencies… Read More »

Posted in: Teaching Technologies, Training Tips

May

09

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Andra…What?

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

May

05

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Try the new Q&A Feature in Google Slides for Engagement

Posted by on May 5th, 2016 0 comments

Have you tried Google Slides? I don’t use it on a regular basis, but I just learned about a new feature called Q & A. Q&A is designed to let¬†audience members ask questions during a presentation (anonymously, if they prefer). What’s so novel about that you ask?¬†Students use their smartphone or other smart device to… Read More »

Posted in: Teaching Technologies, Training Tips

Feb

17

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February 17 is Digital Learning Day #DLD

Posted by on February 17th, 2016 0 comments

The National Training Center (NTC) is all about training and learning. We use a variety of methods to provide training related to National Library of Medicine products and services. And, we strive to provide leadership to the NN/LM related to e-learning delivery methods and instructional best practices for adult learners. Today we celebrate Digital Learning… Read More »

Posted in: Adult Learning Principles, Teaching Technologies

Feb

04

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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 »

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

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