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ALI episode 34: teaching discovery layers

This month on Adventures in Library Instruction we talked about discovery layers: what they are, how we think students use them, and how we use them in the classroom.

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September ALI episode

Hi! Remember me? Been busy.

We found time around Rachel's and my vacations to record an Adventures in Library Instruction episode. I will point out that it was recorded at least three hours before October began on the east coast of the U.S., so we're technically correct* in calling it the September episode.


*("the best kind of correct" --Futurama)


Adventures in Library Instruction episode 17

New episode of ALI went up today! Anna fans will rejoice to hear her back on the show after maternity leave from her podcasting duties.

We had a loose theme of collaboration this episode: teaching partnerships, campus initiatives and institutional outreach. Hence: Episode 17: Collaborama!


Adventures in Library Instruction episode 16

New ALI episode! We did something a little different at the suggestion of our guest Stephen Francoeur and discussed an article about instructional strategies for IM reference services by Megan Oakleaf and Amy Van Scoy (no relation to our Anna Van Scoyoc).


Adventures in Library Instruction episode 15

New ALI episode! Rachel and I talked to Chad Mairn from St. Petersburg College about a whole lot of instructional technology stuff.


ALI episode 14

The May 2010 episode of Adventures in Library Instruction, in which we discuss zombies and 21st century learning.


ALI episode 13 with Buffy Hamilton

Hi! I got back from Computers in Libraries 2010 and immediately got sick for almost two weeks. Rachel and Anna were too nice to say so, but it's my fault the April episode of Adventures in Library Instruction was so late.

We talked to Buffy Hamilton about her truly awesome Media 21 high school media literacy project. Check it out.


Speaking at Computers in Libraries

Before I get too tied up in travel/conference prep, I thought I should post briefly to mention that I'll be at Computers in Libraries 2010 in Virginia next week. My co-podcaster Rachel Borchardt and I are speaking about podcasting as part of a session called "From Podcasts to Blogs and Beyond." The relevant bit of the session description is:

Podcasting is a low-cost, innovative way to reach out to users and supplement in-person teaching. Speakers discuss both instructional design and technological how-to, drawing on their own and other libraries’ experiences producing library podcasts for undergraduate students, and ways to integrate podcasts with other instructional activities.

We'll also be talking (a little bit) about our podcast Adventures in Library Instruction.

That's Wednesday April 14 at 1:30, in Track E, "Learning: Expanding Our Knowledge." I'll be there for the rest of the conference too, of course. Say hi.


ALI episode 12: Learning objects

We just posted episode 12 of the Adventures in Library Instruction podcast. Our guest Lauren Pressley joins us to talk about learning objects: what they are and how we make and use them. More info here or just press play below.


Adventures in Library Instruction podcast #11

In which we discuss assessment with my friend and GSU colleague Sarah Steiner. Listen if you want to!