Chalk Talk: EdTech@Lib? with Paul Zenke
Who: SUL and Coordinate Library Staff
When: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 2:30-4 pm
Where: Green Library IC Classroom
In recent years, discussions of educational technology, and its role in supporting student learning, have attracted significant interest in higher education and across our campus. At the core of this discussion is the embedded assumption (which are right to question) that the significant technological advancements driving these educational technologies have translated into equal progress in the advancement of student learning outcomes.
Meanwhile, we academic librarians might be left wondering how this broader discussion of educational technologies, teaching, and student learning relates to our own instructional efforts, our uses (or lack of use) of educational technology, and our interactions with faculty and students.
Please join Paul Zenke and your fellow library staff members for this Chalk Talk, which will include discussions of the value of educational technology, the concept of academic librarians as educators, and practical things librarians can do to design, deliver, and assess learning experiences that meaningfully integrate educational technologies in the service of specific goals.
A few suggested pre-Chalk Talk readings (to skim):
- Bell, S. J., & Shank, J. D. (2007). Academic librarianship by design: A blended librarian's guide to the tools and techniques. American Library Association. (On the shelf only.)
- Booth, C. (2011). Reflective teaching, effective learning: Instructional literacy for library educators. American Library Association. (At ebrary.)
- EDUCAUSE, 7 Things you should know about ... learning technology topics.
- Johnson, L., Adams Becker, S., Estrada, V., and Freeman, A. (2015). NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium.
Paul Zenke works as the Academic Technology Lab Manager in The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL), Academic Computing Services. Before joining, Paul worked as an instructional designer, technologist, and graduate assistant in three university libraries (Stanford University, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and University of Wisconsin-Madison).
SUL Chalk Talks are sponsored by the Digital Initiatives Group (DIG+Plus) and are held bimonthly (in even-numbered months), normally on third Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Join us!