I went to an amazing session at the Washington Canvas User's Group conference (WACUG) right before spring quarter and I heard the MOST AMAZING statement from a faculty. They said, "I found that the more of me I put into my classroom, the more my students engage." The context was that this was a session … Continue reading “The More of Me I Put in My Classroom, the More My Students Engage”
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ProQuest is requiring all their users to migrate to a new search platform by this summer. So, if you use any of the library’s ProQuest databases (ABI/Inform, Research Library, National Newspapers, Nursing & Allied Health, etc.), be aware that the ProQuest databases you use will look significantly different once Summer Quarter starts. To have the … Continue reading ProQuest Database Changes
Kirk Library has a trial to the Education in Video online database. We are considering purchasing a subscription to this database and will love to have feedback from you about it. So, try it out and let us know what you think. You can either leave us a comment on the blog or send an … Continue reading Try out a new Online Video Database
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
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Ask a Librarian-24/7 Chat Have you ever been away from campus working on an assignment and needed help finding a resource or wondered how to cite a source? Well help is just a few clicks away. By using our Online Chat service you will be connected with a Centralia College librarian or a librarian within … Continue reading Virtual Reference 24/7
Starting this month, Wikispaces is offering free wikis to higher education. Wikispaces plan to give away 2 million total free wikis for education. The features in these free educational wikis normally cost $50 per year, but are completely free when used for K-12 or higher education. That means wikis for teachers, students, professors, researchers, librarians … Continue reading Free Wikis for Higher Education!
We had a great online session on How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instruction Workload today in Kirk Library. We've been able to take away some very good ideas. The presentation centered on three main points: how to adapt your course by using course mapping, course design, and strategically placed assignments how to foster … Continue reading How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload
Finding Images on the Internet I have listed some of my favorite online image sources. Google Images http://images.google.com Bing Images http://www.bing.com/images Yahoo images http://images.search.yahoo.com Geograph http://www.geograph.org.uk/ NASA images http://www.nasaimages.org Morguefile http://www.morguefile.com “A morgue file is a place to keep post production materials for use of reference, an inactive job file. This morgue file contains free … Continue reading Looking for an image?