Effective Lecture [workshop notes]

An effective lecture is possible according to this workshop I attended. I was surprised how many strategies can be used in a lecture to help a student learn. Introduction The traditional lecture and the reasons for using them are being challenged. Both technology and pedagogical research provide major challenges for…

Identifying Learning Outcomes and Planning Learning Activities [workshop notes]

Planning learning activities that contribute to the learning outcomes and using Bloom’s Taxonomy to identify good learning outcomes are my take-away from this workshop. Introduction This workshop addresses two key elements of course design: student learning outcomes and learning activities, and the important relationship between them. The underlying concept in the…

Supporting open research [workshop notes]

Supporting open research is a 2-day workshop I attended regarding research data management and open data publishing. This post contains notes and hyperlinks to relevant resources. Content included: Introduction to Research Data Management (RDM) What is RDM What is open research Barriers to data sharing Engaging researchers with services Common…

The Transformed Library by Jeannette Woodward

The Transformed Library: E-books, Expertise, and Evolution [Review]

The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, and Evolution by Jeannette Woodward My rating: 4 of 5 stars My Review: It is a sobering read about the future of libraries, especially the section on academic libraries and how university administrators’ view us. And how most of our efforts to create and articulate…

Organizing Book Talks In The Library

My reflection of organizing book talks when I was a Communication librarian at NTU Singapore.  The highlight of my first year at NTU Libraries is the successful planning and organisation of 2 book talks featuring journalists. The first was Neil Humphreys and the second was Tom Plate. Neil Humphreys A…

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Self-publishing a book? Make sure you get an ISBN and CIP data for it

An article about self-publishing a book, getting an ISBN and CIP data. This article was originally written for the January 2016 issue of NTU Libraries’ newsletter “Library Xpress”.  2 books lay on the table in front of me. Both are donated by a faculty member to the library. I think…

Storytelling: An investigation of the process of learning during an Information Technology implementation at RMIT University

I have been meaning to clean up and upload my 2003 Master’s thesis. Today, finally, I decided that it should be done. So, here it is. I apologize for the long unsexy title. Not very library related I guess but a load of fun to write…from hindsight. Abstract Information Systems…

My 3 handmade books

Bookings: Making Makerspaces for Artists’ Books | ARLISNA2014

Makerspaces in libraries is getting a lot of attention lately. Although well received and implemented in public libraries, academic libraries are still trying to explore what they can do with makerspaces. A number of makerspaces in academic libraries centred around cutting edge technology like 3D printing and multimedia editing tools….

Incorporating Technology: Apps for Reference and Teaching in Art and Architecture Libraries | ARLISNA2014

Incorporating Technology: Apps for Reference and Teaching in Art and Architecture libraries is a workshop. It introduces several apps that the presenters used at the reference desk in their libraries. After the group discussion, most of the academic librarians found the list wanting. The truth is, not many of the…

Librarians & altmetrics : tools, tips and use cases

Librarians & altmetrics : tools, tips and use cases is a webinar hosted by Library Connect. My first webinar with Library Connect. The 3 presenters cover the following 3 topics: 1) What are altmetrics 2) Why it is relevant to a librarian 3) Research impact beyond counting Here’s the webinar…

Exploring 6tag, an Instagram Photo App for the Window 8 Phone

Thing 2 of 23 Mobile Things: Philippines and Singapore is about photo apps. Photo applications help us manage the photos we took with our mobile phones. As I use a Window 8 Phone, I thought it would be good to showcase 6tag. It is a free WP8 photo application for…