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Spring 2015

Knowledge is Power - Discover LCC's 21st Century Library

Register through the Center for Teaching Excellence website.

  • Tuesday, February 3, 3:30 - 5:00pm, WC (computer room)

Facilitated by Kim Farley, Fran Krempasky, and Scott Skowronek

Learn what resources, technology, and services the Library has to offer faculty and students. Offerings include books, articles, Kindles, iPads, discovery tools, databases, research guides, and more!

Open Sesame: Using Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching and Learning

Register through the Center for Teaching Excellence website.

  • Thursday, February 19, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, TLC 321
  • Thursday, March 19, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, TLC 321
  • Thursday, April 2, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, WC (computer room)

Facilitated by Regina Gong and Jim Luke

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use. With the skyrocketing cost of textbooks and other educational materials, OERs are a proven way to minimize or even eliminate these expenses so students can focus more on learning. Faculty may benefit by adopting OERs since it allows them to go beyond the traditional textbook, which in turn encourages pedagogical innovation and creativity. This workshop will discuss the current OER landscape including finding and evaluating OERs, tips on how you can use OER in your classroom, and successful implementation of OERs at LCC and in other community colleges and universities.

Survey Says: Student, Faculty, and Librarian Perspectives on Research Assignments

Register through the Center for Teaching Excellence website.

  • Wednesday, March 4th, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, TLC 326

Facilitated by Suzanne Bernsten, Susan Murphy, Barb Clauer, Leslie Johnson, and Jill Reglin

This workshop will present various perspectives on student research gleaned from surveys within the LCC community as well as national scholarship. A panel and participant discussion will focus on challenges that students face with research and how faculty can help students become more confident researchers.

Workshops on Demand

Contact your Library liaison to schedule a workshop for faculty or students in your program or to set up an individual training session.

No Shelf Required! Using eBooks

Did you know that the Library has over 110,000 eBooks that are accessible both on and off-campus? Discover how Library eBook titles can be located and read on multiple electronic devices, as well as how to embed eBooks into Desire2Learn courses and use them as supplemental or required reading.

From PowerPoint to Civil Exam Prep: Skill Tutorials & Practice Tests

Discover online tutorials and practice tests available in the Learning Express Library database, such as tutorials for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. There are practice exams for Accuplacer, US Citizenship, and for occupational exams in fields such as Electrical and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Additionally, there are tutorials for test-taking and workplace skills.

Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes - It's all in Anatomy TV!

Learn how you are put together with the Anatomy TV database! Explore a detailed interactive 3-D model of the human body, rotate the model, and peel away layers. Also, hear how some faculty members are using Anatomy TV in their courses.

I Can't Believe It's Not Google: Using the Library's New Search Tool

Learn about a new Library search tool, OneSearch, which can help you and your students quickly find articles, books, and multimedia from multiple research databases and the Library catalog. Also learn how to create a search box for your Desire2Learn course which students can use to find discipline-specific resources.

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands? Learning about Culture Through Library Resources

If you are served tea in Indonesia, should you drink first or wait for your host? What gesture should you avoid using in Brazil? In this hands-on workshop, find answers to these and other questions and learn how to locate information about customs, cultures, and business practices in countries around the world.

Embedding in Desire2Learn

Work one-on-one with a librarian to integrate online articles, books, and videos from the Library into your Desire2Learn course site.

Beyond YouTube: Streaming Videos that Support Course Content

Looking for videos to help your students understand curriculum concepts? Discover educational videos available in the streaming video databases Films On Demand and NBC Learn. Learn how to link and embed specific videos into your Desire2Learn courses

Is the Right Word on the Tip of Your...Eye? It is in the Visual Thesaurus

Come to this session to see the relationships between words with Visual Thesaurus, an interactive dictionary and thesaurus database, which creates word maps. Learn how to cut and paste text from an article to automatically create lists of vocabulary words and check spelling and pronunciation. In addition, learn how to translate words into English, Spanish, German, and French.

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