Just as a physical Girl Scout or Boy Scout badge indicates an accomplishment or rank, so does a digital badge. Digital badges are electronic files that are represented with an image and corresponding information that can validate a person’s accomplishment is embedded with the file - including links to the issuing organization, a list of requirements, and evidence for completion of those requirements. Digital badges can be displayed on a personal, professional, or academic website, or shared...
What should we focus on when we only have limited time to meet with students? Which concepts must students master, and what must master to best prepare students for academic research and responsible citizenship? The Threshold Concepts, according to Kate Langan, are presented here with thoughts on how to incorporate these into our own instruction.
While learning about knitting or cake decorating may not seem like professional development to most people, the act of teaching and the act of learning can be very powerful, especially if it is interest-driven. The staff at the University of Michigan Library are deeply involved in supporting learning at all levels: the identification, access and organization of information to inform learning, the instruction of techniques to support learning, and the provision of tools and services that can...
There are six members of the Instructor College Steering Committee this year. Diana and Jungwon are returning, Harold is rejoining after a hiatus, and Nandita and Nancy are new to the group. We are looking forward to working together to offer engaging programming and forward-leaning resources for library instruction.
Instructor College hosted an Active Learning Panel on May 24, 2013. Thirty librarians attended and heard from five colleagues, each of whom demonstrated an active learning exercise used in instruction. Colleagues presented on various tools and techniques they use to more actively engage their students.
It probably went pretty much as we would have predicted. A dozen Library staff showed up for our first E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC study group in late January and, six weeks later, exactly two of us turned in the final course project.
On December 17, 2012, the Instructor College hosted a program in which University of Michigan library instructors could reflect on the past semester. The Instructor College Steering Committee (ICSC) also reported on the activities that it coordinated over the last semester. Fifteen library instructors attended.
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