2 CE courses Jan. 31-Feb. 1 with NNLM SE Atlantic Region

Andrew Youngkin,
Emerging Technologies Evaluation Coordinator for the NNLM Southeastern Atlantic
Region will be on the USA Campus in Mobile Thursday, January 31 and Friday,
February 1. He will be offering two CE courses during his visit.

Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends

Thursday, January 31, 2012 – 1pm-5pm

USA Biomedical Library, Room 222

This class is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative
introduction to and update on today’s hottest technology trends. Program
participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will
understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional
library services. Content will be presented in with a “can-do” focus intended
to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for
implementation in their institution. Course structure will include brief
vignettes and demonstrations of a wide variety of technologies. Some of the
topics to be covered include instant messaging, podcasting, blogs and wikis,
social networking sites, collaboration software, and more. The hands-on class
is 4 hours.

Creating Online Tutorials

Friday, February 1, 2013 – 8am-12pm

USA Biomedical Library, Room 222

Participants can help by bringing headphones and a microphone or a headset
combo for this class. You may also want to bring a laptop to practice on your
own device.

Building on concepts of understanding learning styles and how to organize and
‘chunk’ instructional content

for the online environment, this course’s main goal is to teach librarians best
practices for creating effective screencasts (video-based online instruction
modules) using Camtasia, and other similar tools. Student learning outcomes for
this full-day, face-to-face workshop include: the ability to determine how to
get the most from your screencasts; learning how to divide content into logical
chunks that are most appropriate for online learners; an understanding of best
practices for creating content for their topic (e.g. storyboarding, script
writing, and voiceover/narration); an understanding of what hardware and software
tools work best for which content (and best sources for acquiring needed
tools); and the ability to assess the effectiveness of screencasted content.

Please contact Andrea Wright at awright@southalabama.edu
or 251-461-1424  to RSVP so we can be assured of space and arrange a
parking pass if you are from off campus or if you have any questions.

USA Biomedical Library

5791 USA Dr N

Mobile, AL 36688GoogleMaps