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7 Things you Should Know : Learning Technology Topics
"EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's (ELI's) 7 Things You Should Know About ... TM series provides concise information on emerging learning technologies and related practices. Each brief focuses on a single technology or practice."
EdTechTeacher: Tech Tools
Resources by academic subject, topic, and learning activity.
Campus technology tools
Does your campus have subscription access to video tutorial sites like Lynda or Atomic Learning? Does your IT department offer any ongoing training sessions? Perhaps your campus has a knowledge base or some sort of online FAQ/Guide about its primary technology tools? Be sure to take advantage of these resources if you have access to them.
HELP OPTIONS FOR THE TOOL
- Most tools have a Help/FAQ/How do I menu that can provide very helpful information
- Include the name of the tool or program, and perhaps even the year released
- Be specific about what you are trying to accomplish
- Pay attention to related videos
SLIDESHARE (technology cateogory)
- Similar to videos, but they allow you to click and go at your own pace
LIBGUIDES COMMUNITY SITE
- See if someone has created a LibGuide about your tech topic/tool
LIMIT YOUR GOOGLE SEARCH
- Add "site:.edu" to your google searches to limit to sites from academic institutions. This helps bring up library/IT sites that have more of an education purpose than most commercial or review sites
1 - CLOSE THE LOOP WITH YOUR PATRON
- Make sure they have resources and/or your contact information to help answer further questions
2 - BOOKMARK, NOTE, ETC
- Keep track of what you learned. Put your reflection/summary in some place that can be searchable later.
3 - SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE
- If you think others would benefit from knowing this tool or the answer to a particular question, make sure you share!
Questions? Ask Butler Libraries
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