Reading Lists, and Discussion Board Posts, and Blogs oh my!

It seems that this semester, textbooks a couple of journal articles won't be the only things I have to read.  Already three days into the semester, and the Discussion Boards for both classes move at lightening speed it seems.  And then there are the blog posts I'll have to read as well.While the reading list…

How To Search the USF Databases: A JING video

My Video is on how to search one of the USF databases and then export the chosen articles to Refworks. I seem to be having trouble embedding it here, which is why I didn't post this at the same time as the previous post, that and I was at work and I couldn't remember my…

JING as Tutorials in Libraries

This is the second to last topic I have to post here from my Instructional Media class.  JING is a free downloadable software available through Techsmith.  It allows the user to take a screen capture of what is on their screen or a video of of it, called a screencast. By combining your voice reciting institutions…

Using Wiki’s in Libraries

My next cross post from my Preparing Instructional Media class is about Wikis.  Wikis are publicly created collaborative spaces that hold information on a given topic. There seems to be Wikis out there on just about every subject.  Authors have Wikis for the worlds they create, like the Tamora Pierce or The Leviathan Wikis.  Even…

I Finally Know What a QR Code IS!

I meant to post this weeks ago.  OK, months ago, but I never got around to it.  I fell behind in cross posting.  It's from my Media class.  I had to learn how to make a QR code one week.  Since I promised to post everything from my class blog here, here it is. I'm…

Prezi Vs. Powerpoint

The following post is from my blog for my Preparing Instructional Media class.  I had to create two presentations, one using Powerpoint and the other using Prezi.   Prezi is a completely online software for creating presentations that can be accessed from any computer.  It is a "cloud" based way of making presentations.  My presentations were…

Social Media in Libraries: A Review of Literature

The following is for my Preparing Instructional Media class. University libraries across the country have adopted Web 2.0 technologies to enhance their websites, market their services, and to promote user feedback/interaction.  According to Mahmood and Richardson (2011), the most used Web 2.0 technology in libraries is RSS feeds, followed closely by instant messaging reference services,…