This Memorial Day weekend has brought sunny hot days that end in evening thunderstorms. The flashes of lightning outside remind me to share the playlist of 16 videos from our April Lightning Round. The short clips are perfect for a tweet-out. Thanks to Chris Vandegrift for amazing video work!
On Wednesday, April 13, our panel on Library Resources for Faculty organized in collaboration with PASEF and ASEF-PSOM includes Will Noel, Dot Porter, Rebecca Stuhr, David Toccafondi, Sarah Wipperman and myself. Topics include liaison services, rare books, learning spaces, online persona and iPad apps. (Register!)
Thanks to our awesome public computing support department, all the computers in Weigle and the Goldstein Electronic Classroom can once again run NVivo beautifully! Software glitches are fixed, our machines have solid-state drives that boot up faster and our network is now at 1Gig Ethernet. So come on back, and bring your friends with you!
Our NVivo User Group is off to a great start with more than 60 people on our listserv and a Canvas course for sharing databases and questions. All four sessions to date had strong attendance and handouts are posted online.
Our next NVivo Basics class will be on January 27, and our next NVivo User Group meeting on February 1 will focus on query design facilitated by Ebony Easley. We plan time for “ask an expert” consultations, so bring your team and your NVivo files along with you. On your way in, you can admire the latest student work exhibit by Rosie Frasso‘s class on how technology is changing our lives; the students used NVivo to analyze their interviews.
“The community of people doing innovative things with tech at Penn is actually quite robust, and I felt like I was reintroduced to it in a really delightful way. We could probably do a better job maintaining that community all year long.”
As our photo album shows, our audience stayed active and engaged throughout a very long Friday. I welcome you to browse the recently-posted presenter slides and videos and share with colleagues. Highlighted tools include Twitter (with Alain Plante and Emily Steiner), the LightBoard (with Phil Gressman), wikis (with Joe Farrell), Panopto lecture recording (with Peter Fader) and a variety of apps and web resources. The playlist below includes 22 videos!
Save the date: The 2016 Symposium will take place on Friday, October 28!
Update 10/21/15: We have closed our survey after receiving 942 responses! Thanks to everyone who shared their ideas.
Please take a minute for our undergraduate student survey. We ask about reading online, note-taking, receiving feedback from professors and technology-intensive course assignments. Bring your confirmation to the WIC desk to receive a “free coffee” coupon for Mark’s Cafe!
Your answers will inform faculty conversations at the 2015 Engaging Students Through Technology Symposium. We expect that understanding individual experiences of Penn students will be useful for our faculty as they consider how to make their teaching as effective as possible.