Library Bites for Teaching

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Welcome to our new online webinar series for teaching staff. This series aims to demonstrate exactly how our services can assist with teaching across the University.

Sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 1:00pm, ACST.

Topics covered include Open Educational Resources (what, how, and where!), using streaming services in teaching, Course Readings, copyright, and more!

If you can’t attend the 15 minute webinars, the recordings and additional information are available below. Please contact us if there’s anything in particular you’d like to learn about and we will add it to the series program.

Upcoming sessions

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LinkedIn Learning resources to support student employability and development
6 October 2020 at 1:00 pm

This session will give you an introduction to LinkedIn Learning resources for teaching and highlight content that supports the development of graduate attributes such as teamwork, communication skills, creative thinking, and digital capabilities.

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More to be announced soon.

Past sessions

Google, sometimes it's alright.
1 September 2020, Video: 12 mins, 10 secs

This webinar explores how to best use Google by introducing you to some search tools and searching tips and tricks. The handy features of Google Advanced Search and Google Scholar will also be covered. So, the next time you "Google it", you will have a better idea of how to get optimal results.

Digital Humanities: What is it and why should I be thinking about it?
4 August 2020, Video: 9 mins, 43 sec

A quick tour of humanities research using data, digital tools and methods. Find out how this can enhance your teaching and help generate cool outcomes for your students.

Wikipedia is (not) the enemy
28 July 2020, Video: 14 mins, 29 secs

Can Wikipedia ever be considered a reliable source? This session will cover some pros, cons, and alternatives for your students.

Power up your course readings
21 July 2020, Video: 11 mins, 23 secs

This session will give you an introduction to Course Readings, and show you how to use tags in your reading list to communicate with the Course Readings team and your students.

Teach and inspire with streaming video
14 July 2020, Video: 12 mins, 41 secs

Are you looking for high quality videos to use in your teaching? This session will introduce you to three streaming services available through the Library: Kanopy, Alexander Street and TVNews. Get access to thousands of videos across many subject areas and enable your students to actively engage with the material by creating playlists and clips.

Flexible and Free : an introduction to Open Educational Resources
7 July 2020, Video: 14 mins, 34 secs

The rapid shift to remote learning has demonstrated the adaptability of staff, but unfortunately copyright restrictions associated with many resources have presented blocks to online teaching. This session will introduce you to the concept of Open Educational Resources – freely available materials which you can use flexibly in your teaching!