The University of Minnesota’s Center for Teaching and Learning has created a page dedicated to using games in the classroom. Below is one example that can be used in-person or online as an ice breaker or a review.
PubMed ® for Trainers
Do you train others to use PubMed? If so, join us for PubMed for Trainers, a hybrid class with 3 online sessions and 1 in-person session (eligible for 15 MLA CE credits). The class is an in-depth look at PubMed and a chance to share training ideas with your fellow participants.
TOXNET® and Beyond
This course is designed to convey the basics of searching the NLM's TOXNET®, a Web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related fields.
Teaching with Technology
Learn how to take advantage of online tools to offer distance education classes and enhance face to face classes! Join us for this "asynchronous" (on your own time) class. The class is taught over 5 weeks and is eligible for 8 MLA CE credits.
A Librarian's Guide to NCBI
Announcing a new course for Spring of 2013 at the National Library of Medicine. "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI" comprises a pre-course, "Fundamentals in Bioinformatics and Searching," offered online (asynchronous) during March 2013 and a 5-day in-person course April 15th - 19th
PubMed® for Librarians
PubMed for Librarians is made up of five one-hour segments. These five segments will be presented via Adobe Connect and recorded for archival access. Each segment is meant to be a stand-alone module designed for each user to determine how many and in what sequence they attend.
Publishers will soon have the opportunity to submit non-English abstracts to PubMed. The additional language view(s) will be links on the Abstract display, with bold text indicating the language currently displayed. The abstract text will default to English when a citation has an accompanying non-English abstract.
Visit the following link to view images of the how this will appear in the Abstract display.
Read the who, what, when and why about MEDLINE, PubMed and PubMed Central.
See post from January 30th: Two Upcoming Changes in PubMed.
Read about them in the NLM Technical Bulletin:
“People can typically hold around 4 or 5 pieces of information in working memory at one time. As you design interactions, limit the number of elements, instructions or moving parts that the learner will need to simultaneously keep in mind. In addition, limit the number of choices. It’s easier for people to make decisions when there are fewer choices compared to many choices.”
This session of PubMed for Librarians focused on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. Explore the new filter Sidebar, topic-specific subsets, History, the advanced search Index feature and building a search using broad subject terms applied to journals in the NLM catalog.
Watch the recording at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p51958291/
The most recent article added to the National Library of Medicine’s Technical Bulletin outlines 2 new features in PubMed.
1) A Download history link will be added to the PubMed, MeSH and NLM Catalog Advanced page History feature. This will download as a .csv file. (Click on the image to make it larger)
2) The search bar that includes a drop-down list of all the databases will be updated to show the last four databases searched at the top of the pull-down database menu. The alphabetic list with all the databases will also include the recently searched databases. (Click on the image to make it larger)
Read the article online at:
Stephanie Evergreen is the Director of eLearning Initiatives at the American Evaluation Association, as well as having her own company Evergreen Evaluation. She recently wrote a blog post about how to make evaluation findings more exciting and interesting. Follow the link to learn how to make a scratch-off chart. If you’re a little crafty (person who likes hands-on crafts), you may like this.