February 3-28, 2014 Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends (2014 edition)
This class, updated with new topics for 2014, is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today’s hottest technology trends. Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services. Content will be presented with a “can-do” focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution. Course structure will include brief vignettes and demonstrations of a wide variety of technologies.
March 3-28, 2014 Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials
Building on concepts of understanding learning styles and how to organize and ‘chunk’ instructional content for the online environment, this course’s main goal is to teach librarians best practices for creating effective screencasts (video-based online instruction modules) using web-based screen-casting tools. Student learning outcomes include: the ability to determine how to get the most from your screencasts; learning how to divide content into logical chunks that are most appropriate for online learners; an understanding of best practices for creating content for their topic (e.g. storyboarding, script writing, and voiceover/narration); an understanding of what hardware and software tools work best for which content (and best sources for acquiring needed tools); and the ability to assess the effectiveness of screencasted content.
Both of these classes have been approved by the Medical Library Association for 4 contact hours of CE credit.
The instructor for these classes will be Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies /Evaluation Coordinator for the Southeastern/Atlantic regional medical library. Questions about the class content can be directed to him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested participants may register for these classes at: http://nnlm.gov/sea/training/register.html