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 typically published 4 times a year.

Spring 2024: AI Developments and Resources for Academic Librarians

Winter 2024: QR Codes in Instruction and Outreach

Fall 2023: Engaging Students with Response Systems (PDF)

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)