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About rclement643

I am currently a graduate student at University of Michigan's School of Information. This blog is being kept as a place for reflections on the readings for the class

You want me to learn how many things?

This post will be my last post that is related to the readings or class meeting for the SI 643 class. This post will not, however, be my last post. I will continue to blog on issues related to libraries, … Continue reading

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Webinars!

So, this past week we did not have class, as we were presenting our webinars as well as attending the webinars of our classmates. I greatly enjoyed this chance to see the different ways people approached our limited (2) choices … Continue reading

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Twitter and Scholarly Communication

This week, we had no readings for class. We signed up for Twitter (if we weren’t already signed up) and created a “personal learning network” (PLN) of other Twitter users related to our professional interests. We also needed to tweet … Continue reading

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The Future of Online Learning Environments

Last week in class we had a demonstration/practice session with Blackboard Elluminate, the software we will be using to run our own webinars over the next couple of weeks. We also discussed strategies and approaches for webinars. One issue I … Continue reading

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Online v. Face-to-Face: Whither the Future?

Wow – this past week’s readings were jam-packed! We read a chapter from How People Learn with examples of particularly effective instructional techniques from a number of diverse disciplines, an article on embedded librarianship (both virtual and face-to-face) (Matos et. … Continue reading

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One-Shot Workshops: Some Thoughts

Last week in class, we presented (and participated in) our one-shot workshops. Despite the tiny room we were scheduled in, it was a very enjoyable (and informative) time! I was impressed with the diversity of both topics and formats that … Continue reading

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Ethics! (part 2)

Last week in class we discussed our readings on ethics, as well as going over the form and planning of a one-shot workshop in preparation for our workshops tomorrow. For the moment, I want to stay with this discussion of … Continue reading

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Ethics!

This week our class readings were on the ethics of librarianship. We took a look at the ALA Code of Ethics as well as “Dangerous Questions,” by Mark Lenker (2008). Coming from a background in philosophy, with a focus on … Continue reading

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Book Club Reflections

Last week, most of our class was spent on our book clubs (and Socratic seminars – I wonder if anyone ended up doing an Socratic Seminar?). We did spend some time on housekeeping issues in the beginning of class, including … Continue reading

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Book Club Readings – Death and Rebirth

This week’s readings for class were assigned to us by the various other Book Club facilitators, then divided up by Kristin. My group had a variety of readings, though all of them seemed to deal with growth and/or death in … Continue reading

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