NNLM's Super Searcher & Screencasting Classes to Be Offered at LHL in August
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is offering two classes in the Lister Hill Library Electronic Classroom in August. Super Searcher will be held on 8/6, and Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials will be held on 8/7. Both classes are from 8am to 12:00 noon. Please use the links below to register for these classes.
Super Searcher - This hands-on course focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and online searching. Participants will use various online search engines, compare the features of each and broaden their knowledge of search strategies and online search techniques. This class focuses on search tips and techniques for online search engines. Search strategies for popular or propriety health science databases are not explored. Participants will develop search strategies that will increase the precision and scope of their online searching ability. Participants will engage in discussions, exercises and view short demonstrations as a part of the class. The class includes: discussions of web search engines, strategies for searching for online media including images, videos and books. The class concludes with examples of real-time searching and mobile search solutions. Class participants will gain new knowledge and experience with new search engines and search strategies. Knowledge gained in this class will broaden general search skills.
Click here to register for the Super Searcher class on 08/06/12 from 8:00am - 12:00pm.
Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials - Building on concepts of understanding learning styles and how to organize and 'chunk' instructional content for the online environment, this course's main goal is to teach librarians best practices for creating effective screencasts (video-based online instruction modules) using Camtasia, and other similar tools. Student learning outcomes for this full-day, face-to-face workshop include: the ability to determine how to get the most from your screencasts; learning how to divide content into logical chunks that are most appropriate for online learners; an understanding of best practices for creating content for their topic (e.g. storyboarding, script writing, and voiceover/narration); an understanding of what hardware and software tools work best for which content (and best sources for acquiring needed tools); and the ability to assess the effectiveness of screencasted content.
Click here to register for the Screencasting class on 08/07/12 from 8:00am - 12:00pm.
class; classes; learn; teach; session; training
Posted on July 20, 2012@ 11:51 AM