Category Archives: Inspiration

Today’s App: Book Crawler

Books upstairs, books downstairs, books in the office, books from the library, books I read long ago, books I’ve winnowed out to donate to the local book sales…I’ve always wanted to catalog them. When Goodreads came along a few years ago it seemed like the perfect answer: enter a title or ISBN and it searches […]

DPLA Launches Soon

We love Google books but, for research, often find its limitations frustrating. We love the many and varied digital collections that abound throughout the web but wish they could be used in a more seamlessly interconnected way. The vision of a national online library is as old (older?) than the web itself and in the […]

Building your Stress Toolbox

This semester I had the privilege of presenting the workshop “Building Your Stress Toolbox: Minimizing the Impact of Stress on Your Life & on You.” I held the workshop twice, once for the Womyn@Noon program offered through the Women’s Center and again at the Center for Teaching & Learning. The presentation was about managing stress […]

MOOCs

MOOCs are courses that are: Massive: designed for large-scale participation by dozens or even thousands of people. Open: freely available with free access to all course materials. Online: available through any web browser on any mobile device or computer. As the MOOC model has gained acceptance it continues to be redefined and changed to suit […]

Getting Students into Gear

For my first post to the CTL blog, I wanted to share some resources with the larger UVM community as a follow-up to my Sound (Teaching) Bite this week that offered a few strategies and tools for educators to help students assess their own learning styles and abilities to read, comprehend, understand, and learn course […]

Projecting from your iPad

How do you use your iPad with a projector? For example, how do you project a slide show, make annotations, and display what you type on a screen? Are there other apps that allow for other interesting classroom activities? You have an iPad, a vga cable, and a projector. Plug it all in and what […]

Better: Blog Comments or Peer Review?

Jeffrey Young asks “What if scholarly books were peer reviewed by anonymous blog comments rather than by traditional, selected peer reviewers?” And continues: “That’s the question being posed by an unusual experiment that begins today. It involves a scholar studying video games, a popular academic blog with the playful name Grand Text Auto, a nonprofit […]

iTunes U

There have been several stories in the news lately about colleges partnering with Apple to offer podcasts of lectures or other audio content through iTunes. (see below for example) Aside from the questions these partnerships raise about Apple, marketing, and iPod dominance, they also raise questions about how the CTL (LRG? UVM?) might enable this […]

An interactive color theory game

John sent me this great interactive game for learning colors. COLOR box : a color theory game looks kind of like tetris, but instead of focusing on shapes, the object of the game is to use the additive color system to combine colors of adjacent blocks.

Syndicated tutorials for the sciences

By way of The Distant Librarian, I just stumbled onto the LibraryCasting SE blog. Apparently put together by the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Librarycasting SE is a collection of “Screencasts, podcasts, tutorials and titles for the sciences and engineering“. There is also alink to a more general collection of tutorials, as well as a suggest […]

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