Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ALA2010: Capitalizing on Technology (LIRT)

The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) sponsored session Capitalizing on Technology: A Teaching Technology Fair, featured librarians discussing technologies they currently incorporate into instruction. With technologies ranging from open source software to free online resources, this panel had a little something for everyone. After the initial presentations were complete, individual presenters were available at tables stationed throughout the room; participants had an opportunity to discuss specific technologies with panel members (great idea!).

I'm always looking for a way to enhance my LibGuides and the IRC web site and blog, so these technologies engaged my interest. I've used Prezi and Wallwisher, have heard of but not used Animoto, and XtraNormal is a new resource option for me.

After following up on a couple of individual presentations this evening via the LIRT conference site, I sent out a few email questions to panel members hoping for additional information. A short library video created a year or so ago highlighting library resources is in need of updating, it may be a good place to start with Animoto.

No comments: