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SEAside Webinar: April 17, 2015, 10:00 AM (EST) Tech Talk – How to Speak IT Panel Discussion – Recording Now Available

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Date and Time: Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:00 AM EST – Recording

Presenters: Nadine Dexter, MLS, AHIP, Director, Harriet F Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Devica Samsundar, MLS, AHIP, Corporate Director, Library & Information Services, Baptist Health South Florida. Amanda Chiplock, MLIS, Senior Medical Librarian & Department Head at S. E. Wimberly Library, Florida Atlantic University. Andrea Wright, MLIS, Information Services Coordinator & Technology Librarian, University of South Alabama Biomedical Library, Mobile, AL.

Moderator: Kimberley Barker, MLIS, Chair, NN/LM SE/A Technology Program Advisory Committee and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Tony Nguyen at tnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: This webinar, sponsored by the NN/LM SE/A Technology Program Advisory Committee, will provide firsthand insight in communicating and working with your institution’s IT department. Each presenter will have 10 minutes to share a story or everyday experience working with IT – the triumphs as well as any lessons learned, or take-away tips for successful collaborations with IT. What made the encounter successful? What tips can you offer attendees who are facing challenges working with IT to accomplish a tech project, or just in general daily tasks?

Bio: Amanda Chiplock, MLIS, is currently the Senior Medical Librarian and Department Head at S.E. Wimberly Library, Florida Atlantic University where she is working with IT and the College of Medicine curriculum committees to implement innovative programming to facilitate learning in a growing, dynamic medical school. In her previous role as Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Health Professions Division Library, Nova Southeastern University, Amanda was tasked with leading a change in culture by implementing an iPad lending program and an award-winning circulation program for iOS apps focused on enhancing student engagement and academic success.

Bio: Devica Samsundar, MLIS, AHIP has held various positions in the library at Baptist Health South Florida since 1991. Currently she is the Corporate Director of Library & Information Services, where one of her responsibilities is to oversee the life cycle of electronic resources for the institution. In her prior roles as Manager of Electronic Resources and Electronic Resources Librarian she was responsible for administration, support, and evaluation of electronic resource.

Bio: Nadine Dexter, MLS, D-AHIP, is responsible for the successful start-up, planning, direction, and operation of all administrative and service functions of the Health Sciences Library. She is currently working with faculty and staff to create an environment that promotes growth, creativity and motivation throughout the College. She is also working on developing and applying technology tools for teaching, learning, assessment and outreach; as she is preparing for integrating library-training programs into the health sciences curricula and clinical environment. Nadine will also provide for the strategic use of knowledge resources and developing partnerships that support sources of external funding.

Bio: Andrea Wright, MLIS, is the Information Services Coordinator and Technology Librarian at the University of South Alabama Biomedical Library in Mobile, AL. She serves as a member of the NNLM SE/A Technology PAC.

Bio: Kimberley Barker, MLIS, Barker is the University of Virginia’s Claude Moore Health Sciences Library’s Digital Initiatives Librarian, and also serves as chair of the Technology Program Advisory Committee for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview

Tools You Can Use: Kahoot! – Game-based Blended Learning and Classroom Response System

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Written by: Tony Nguyen, Emerging Technologies/Communications Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
Contact Tony at: tnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu
Looking for a new gamification tool for your class? Check out Kahoot!

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About
Kahoot! is a learning game which consists of multiple choice questions – as a quiz, discussion, or survey – in any topic, language or ability. It’s projected at the front of the classroom and played by the whole class together in real-time (answered on their own personal device.) Kahoot! offers the opportunity to interest and engage students during class or review content previously taught.

Benefits
Using this tool gives you the opportunity for the following:
• Use a simple “drag n drop” function to create and manage “Kahoots” in the form of quizzes, surveys, or polls related to specific topics.
• Locate other public “Kahoots” and duplicate and edit them to suit your class needs.
• Use images, videos, photos, screenshots for your questions.
• Recall and repeat use of your “Kahoots” when needed.
• Access from any location with proper technology.

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You can learn new tips about Kahoot! by following them on Facebook, Twitter, blog or YouTube channel. To get started, a user’s guide is available for download.

Usage and Observations
Currently Kahoot! is available for use for free. Participants do not need an account to join. Students visit kahoot.it and enter in a game pin and personal nickname to enter. Participants can use any smart phone device, tablet, or laptop with internet access to play. A video demonstrating how Kahoot! works is available for you to view as well.

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Once all students have joined, you can then start the “Kahoot.” Each quiz session can have up to 10 questions with 4 answer choices each. As participants see a question projected onto a screen, they’ll have a time limit to answer the question.

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After participants answer each question, instructors get an instant snapshot of overall understanding. As participants see their results, instructors could use this to help instigate classroom discussions or assist in topic reviews.

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Additionally, the top 5 players in the game are displayed at the front to help motivate competitive students in the class.

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Students have the ability to rate each quiz upon completion. Teachers have the ability to download participant results to get a complete overview of how they did. Results can also be directly downloaded into a Google Drive account as well. More information regarding Kahoot! can be found in their FAQs.

Overall, I found this tool straight forward and easy to use. The time consuming part would be to consider what questions to ask, whether or not to use images or YouTube videos, and multiple answer options. I encourage you to check out Kahoot! and share your thoughts as well.

Reminder Today: Beyond the SEA Webinar – February 18, 2015 – Get Started with Coding

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST)

Presenter: Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies/Evaluation Coordinator at ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: This webinar will discuss common challenges for librarians to get started with coding in the library context and provide practical tips.

Presenter Bio: Bohyun Kim is the Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. She is the author of a book, the Library Mobile Experience: Practices and User Expectations (ALA TechSource, 2013), and her new book about gamification is to be published soon. She is the founding editor of ACRL TechConnect Blog and a closing keynote speaker for the upcoming Library Technology Conference. She regularly tweets @bohyunkim and less frequently writes in her blog, Library Hat.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

University of Kansas Medical Center Seeking NN/LM Technology Coordinator

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The A.R. Dykes Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) seeks a dynamic, customer-focused individual for the position of NN/LM Kansas/Technology Coordinator.

This position works as the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) coordinator for the state of Kansas, and will provide outreach and training to medical librarians, healthcare professionals, and the public.  This position also serves as a co-coordinator of technology in collaboration with the Technology Coordinator at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.  As a co-coordinator of technology for the NN/LM MCR, the individual in this position will be responsible for identifying emerging technologies and is responsible for promoting and supporting the use of technology throughout the region.  This position requires travel.

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school; experience in collaboration projects including, but not limited to, diverse groups, community/library, business/library, local and virtual; an understanding of technology’s use in libraries and its effect on library services, particularly in a medical library setting; and a working knowledge of NLM databases and products.

For a complete job announcement and application details, please visit  the KU Medical Center Employment Opportunities web site.  Search for the position title,  NN/LM Kansas/Technology Coordinator, in the pull-down menu. Applications are currently being reviewed and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities

Tools You Can Use: FlipQuiz – Gameshow-Style Boards for Educators

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Written by: Tony Nguyen, Outreach/Communications Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Contact Tony at: tnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu

Looking for a creative way to gamify your class? Check our FlipQuiz!

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About

FlipQuiz is a tool created to provide educators with a quick way to create their own gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom (think Jeopardy). These boards may have been created previously on poster board, chalkboard, overhead slides, or even post-it notes. Questions are displayed on-screen with answer reveals and saved for later use. Using FlipQuiz offers another opportunity to interest and engage students during class or review content previously taught.

Benefits

Using this tool gives you the opportunity for the following:

  • Easily edit quiz questions to engage participants.
  • Recall and repeat use of your quiz board when needed.
  • Access from any location with proper technology.
  • Add both questions and answers to your game board allowing students to use the board as an alternative to flash cards.

FlipQuiz provides a demo for potential users to see how their tool works. You can learn new tips regarding their product by following them on Twitter, Facebook or blog.

Membership

FlipQuiz offers both Free and Pro Membership Accounts. Pro Membership is fairly affordable at $7/month or $70/year which is cheaper than a monthly Netflix subscription. A comparison chart between Free and Pro Membership was recently created on their blog and is posted below:

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Usage and Observations

I decided to test out this product and determine ease of use with a free account. Creating a quiz board is easy and straight-forward. Six categories are available to label. Within each category, five questions and answers are open for users to fill. Users can include links, images, and embed video in either field. This may be helpful in order to provide teachable moments for students during class or to review something previously taught.

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After the Quiz Board was created, you have the ability to Edit or Present the board in class.

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If you return to FlipQuiz at a later time, your Profile Page will list the Boards you’ve created with options to edit, present, or delete.

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Overall, I found this tool incredibly easy to use. The only time consuming part involves determining the category titles, questions, and answers for each of the categories (and if there could be multiple answers for a question). I encourage you to check out FlipQuiz and share your thoughts as well.

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland