Category Archives: Educational Technology

Do you use QR Codes?

One app that I do not use that much on my smartphone is the QR Code Reader, QRReader.I remember the first time I saw a QR Code several years ago. Friends and I were walking downtown and we passed a … Continue reading

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Providing Reference Using Twitter

Twitter can be a powerful resource for quick reference services. It should be in every reference librarian’s arsenal of resources. Hashtags are a powerful way to search for the best tweets about a common topic (think subject headings!). One way … Continue reading

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Embedded Image: Developing a Learning Commons

This past year our library building was renovated to include a learning commons space. The Offices of Disability Services, the Learning Center and the Writing Center also moved into the library building to provide a one-stop space for student academic … Continue reading

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Embedded Audio: Counting to Ten in Chinese

A recent post on my personal blog about upcoming travel to Korea and China in June 2014 discussed a recent story in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Rosetta Stone claimed that their technological language learning program could replace the first … Continue reading

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List Entry: Tools that Librarians Should know for Information Literacy Instruction

In addition to EdTech597, I am also taking EdTech522, Online Learning for Adults, this summer term. I enjoyed the readings this week, even though it was a copious amount! The chapters from our Dawley (2007) text provided information about tools … Continue reading

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Requesting blog policies to support academic freedom

This latest assignment in EdTech597 required me to write a letter requesting permission to blog. This assignment did not really apply to me, as we do not need to request permission to blog in a higher education setting. Therefore, I … Continue reading

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Using an iPad at conferences

I recently attended a national academic library conference (ACRL) and found it very helpful to have my ipad. I left my laptop at home. I thought I would pass along some of the ways that I used my ipad during … Continue reading

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