An eLearning Moment – Late Nite in the Library with Jessica Ramirez

Please enjoy this interview with Jessica Ramirez about Late Nite at the Library that just happened in Kirk Library to help students prepare for finals.


Database-ERIC Partially Shut Down

  Hello, One of our subscribed databases called ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) is partially shut down.  ERIC provides access to educational literature and resources from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Here is the message you will receive when trying to access full text articles: … Continue reading Database-ERIC Partially Shut Down

An eLearning “Outsider” Tells All

So, this is a couple years ago now but the lessons here are relevant.  Centralia College instructor Jeff McQuarrie completed an internship with the eLearning director (props to Dr. Rick McKinnon) at South Puget Sound Community College in 2011 and captures his lessons learned in this engaging video:  What are his lessons?Don't re-invent the wheel.The "it's … Continue reading An eLearning “Outsider” Tells All

Textbook Search Engine

Are you looking for the best deal on your required textbook? Here is one source that can help. Many of the sellers have free shipping. TEXTBOOKSPY.COM “, a textbook comparison shopping tool, has partnered with,,, and to help save students on the price of textbooks. compares prices of millions of … Continue reading Textbook Search Engine

Harvesting the Web: Finding & Using Online Open Resources in Your Courses Presented by Jean Kent

  This was my favorite workshop at the ATL conference in Spokane. Jean is a dynamic speaker and is very knowledgeable with open resources.   This fabulous open discussion and hands on workshop covered a lot of material. Luckily the presenter has supplied a link to this workshop and a link to her handout … Continue reading Harvesting the Web: Finding & Using Online Open Resources in Your Courses Presented by Jean Kent

Two New Online CDs at the Kirk Library

  Hello,  The Faculty Learning Community (FLC) offered staff an online workshop in February called “How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload.”  The FLC has purchased the “How to Balance Learner needs… companion CD along with another online seminar CD. Both CDs are on reserve for staff at the Kirk Library. See descriptions … Continue reading Two New Online CDs at the Kirk Library

“Distance Learning” has been with us for YEARS.

from Disrupting College How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality and Affordability to Postsecondary Education by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, Louis Caldera, Louis Soares February 2011 Online learning is frequently disparaged because it is often asynchronous, and it is often done at a distance. This is a smokescreen. Distance learning was alive and well … Continue reading “Distance Learning” has been with us for YEARS.