Instructional Technologies Tips and Trends

Tips and Trends, written by Instructional Technologies Committee members, introduces and discusses new, emerging, or even familiar technology which can be applied in the library instruction setting. Issues are published 4 times a year.

Summer 2023: Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and Augmented Reality (PDF)

Spring 2023: Supporting Library Instruction with Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) (PDF)

Winter 2023: Why Wikipedia? Applications for Evaluating Information   (PDF) 

Fall 2022: Social Annotation Tools (PDF)

Summer 2022: Gamification and Game-Based Learning (PDF)

Summer 2021: Online Proctoring Software (PDF) 

Spring 2021: DEIA Instructional Technology (PDF)

Winter 2021: Adaptive Learning Technology (PDF)

Fall 2020: Zoom for Library Instruction: Benefits and Considerations (PDF)

Summer 2020: Moving Library Instruction Virtual (PDF)

Spring 2020: E-learning and Usability Testing (PDF)

Winter 2020: Video Tutorials (PDF)

Fall 2019: Microlearning in Academic Library Instruction (PDF)

Summer 2019: Makerspaces in Academic Libraries (PDF)

Spring 2019: Open Educational Resources (PDF)
Interviews on OER with Nicole Finkbeiner, Robin DeRosa, and Nicole Allen (SoundCloud)
Transcripts of interviews with Nicole Finkbeiner, Robin DeRosa, and Nicole Allen (PDF)

Winter 2019: Altmetrics and Information Literacy (PDF)

Summer 2018: Digital Humanities and Undergraduate Library Instruction (PDF)

Spring 2018: Digital Texts and Reading Strategies (PDF)

Winter 2018: Frameworks for Blended and Online Course Design (PDF)

Summer 2017: Data Visualization (PDF)

Winter 2017: Accessibility and Universal Design (PDF)

Fall 2016: Digital Labs (PDF) and Digital Labs album.

Summer 2016: Graphic Design Tools (PDF) and video.

Spring 2016: Polling Tools (PDF) and Twitter Chat

Winter 2016: Tablets (PDF) Storify of Twitter Chat

Fall 2015: Interactive Options in Online Learning (PDF) Archive of Online Discussion and Presentation Slides/Discussion Links

Summer 2015: Libraries in the Learning Management System (PDF) Storify of Twitter Chat

Spring 2015: Game-Based Learning (PDF) Archive of Online Discussion

Winter 2015: Collaborative Learning Technologies (PDF)

Fall 2014: Online Presentation Creation Tools (PDF)

Spring 2014: Technology for Flipping the Classroom (PDF)

Winter 2014: Mind & Concept Mapping (PDF)

Summer 2013Social Media (PDF)

Spring 2013:  Animations (PDF)

Winter 2013Web Conferencing Software (PDF)

Fall 2012Citation Managers (PDF)

Summer 2012: Instruction & Assessment Management (PDF)

Spring 2012: Research Guide Technologies (PDF)

Winter 2012: Classroom Response Systems (PDF)

Fall 2011: Mobile Tech in the Classroom (PDF)

Summer 2011: QR Codes (PDF)