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Geeks Bearing Gifts Unwrapping New Technology Trends

This class is intended to provide a fun, fast- paced, and informative introduction to and update on today’s hottest technology trends.  Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services:  http://cech.mlanet.org/node/73 and http://nnlm.gov/training/geekgifts/

Super Searcher:  Enhancing Your Online Search Super Powers

This course focuses on the advanced search features of web search engines and online searching.  Participants will use various online search engines, compare the features of each and broaden their knowledge of search strategies and online search techniques.  This class focuses on search tips and techniques for online search engines.  Search strategies for popular or propriety health science databases are not explored.  This course will be promoted to librarians:  http://cech.mlanet.org/node/199 and http://nnlm.gov/training/supersearcher/

Tablets and e-Readers:  Information at Your Fingertips

This class is designed to provide participants with hands-on learning opportunities using some of the most popular mobile devices including the iPad and an e-reader.  This class will provide an overview of other popular tablets and e-readers and how these devices are transforming education and learning.  Activities will include exploration of mobile sites and apps from the National Library of Medicine as well as exploration of basic features of e-readers.  Discussion of ways to use devices in outreach is also facilitated:  http://cech.mlanet.org/node/740 and http://nnlm.gov/training/fingertips/

Teaching with Technology: Tips, Techniques and Tools

This course will acquaint attendees with information about using technology tools for teaching distance learning courses.  Participants will discuss options and best practices for asynchronous and synchronous distance classes, as well as blended classes that offer both in-person and online options.  Adult learning principles will be reviewed and examples of software and website tools in teaching will be examined:  http://cech.mlanet.org/node/576 and http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=453

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