Instruction session reflections

My experiences with group project over these 5 semesters in my MLIS program have been, for the most part, excellent. This instruction session project was no different. My group met, … Continue Reading →

Final reflections

I (figuratively) walked into this class at the beginning of the semester with no formal teaching experience. Sure, I’ve taught my Girl Scouts over the years, and I’ve given presentations … Continue Reading →

Teaching philosophy

As a librarian, my goal as a teacher is to prepare students to effectively and efficiently use the library’s resources. This translates into more than just being able to log … Continue Reading →

Universal design of online learning

For this post, I will be looking at an online tutorial I evaluated for an assignment earlier this semester, Welcome to the search for the skunk ape: An information literacy … Continue Reading →

In the news

MOOCs. We’ve all heard of them, seemingly relentlessly over the past year or so. Some of us have even signed up for a course, although fewer of us got through … Continue Reading →


Teaching Perspectives Inventory

For this post, I took a test called the Teaching Perspectives Inventory. I found this quite difficult for two reasons: 1.       I took this from the perspective of teaching information … Continue Reading →

Personal preferences in the assessment of learning

When I was younger, I preferred the fixed-choice test. I think this may have been because I was a lazy student when it came to learning the things I needed … Continue Reading →

Mid-semester analysis and reflections

One of the trends I’ve seen over the course of the semester is how topics we discuss in class serendipitously appear in my life. It seems that once I start thinking about something, … Continue Reading →

In the news

I recently read a post on Audrey Watters’ Hack Education blog called: Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: “Zombie Ideas” (Ed-Tech Ideas That Refuse to Die Even Though We Know They’re … Continue Reading →


Critical Thinking and Active Learning

Active learning is participatory and interactive. An active instruction session involves the students in the process, forcing them to interact with the material in such a way to reinforce learning. … Continue Reading →