Tailored Instruction for Your Class Needs

We can help you with face-to-face instruction for your students that is tailored to your curriculum and informed by standards and guidelines of information literacy developed by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Web 2.0 technologies support constructivist educational practices that promote active and experiential learning.  Learners engaged with Web 2.0 technologies are immersed in new modes of communication, participation, networking and sharing information. We can offer a practical and immersive experience in collaborating on content, organizing data and sharing media, through new communication tools, social networking applications and even virtual online worlds.  Here are a few examples of tailored instruction for specific course activities.

Class Blogging

Professor Hollis France’s POLI 405.01: No Passport Required: Globalization From a Community Perspective – Maymester 2009

Professor France said about the experience, “Blogging gives both teachers and students an effective means of communicating ideas, and also continuing dialog outside of the classroom which can serve as an instrument for building community.”

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Collaborative Video Projects

Professor Lee Drago’s History 104: Recreating the Past – Spring 2009

A collaborative video project with Professor Lee Drago’s History 104 class and the Addlestone Library. Directed by Erin Madden. Professor Drago said about the experience, “I can’t believe the YouTube video has been viewed 216 times.  Even the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences has seen it.”

Personal Productivity and Collaborative Learning Topics

Not sure what type of session you want? Take a look at a few of our workshops on personal productivity and collaborative learning to give you some ideas! This list, which is not exhaustive, provides you with an idea of the kinds of topics that can be covered in a Library Special Instruction Session and the approximate time they require.

Social Web, Net Culture and Delicious

Welcome to Web 2.0! What? You haven’t even figured out Web 1.0 yet? No worries! Be starved for info no longer. Come to a LITE Workshop@Addlestone and enjoy a knowledge feast on the subject.  Learn what Web 2.0 is and how to put it to practical use for personal and professional productivity, teaching and leaning.
Topics include an overview of the  Top 100 Web 2.0 Tools and an introduction to the Social Web, Net Culture and Delicious Social Bookmarking.

  • Session Type: Survey – an explanation, demonstration, and practical application of a particular or set of Web 2.0 tools.  These sessions are not hands-on, but will rely on exposition, demonstration, hand-outs and linked web resources.
  •  Session Format: 1.5 hour session including Q&A

Delicious Social Bookmarking

Delicious (formerly del.icio.us, pronounced “delicious”) is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks.  This hands-on session introduces you to social bookmarking using Delicious. Newbies, new comers, and the uninitiated are very welcome.

  • Session Type: Make and Take – a hands-on session in which participants practice with the applications explored.  These sessions require participant computers and are often held in Addlestone Library, Room 120 or 122.
  •  Session Format: 2 hour session including Q&A

Introducing BLOGS.COFC.EDU  – Blogging on the WordPress Platform

Description: A blog is a type of website that is usually arranged in chronological order from the most recent “post” (or entry) at the top of the main page to the older entries towards the bottom.  Since this definition tells you absolutely nothing useful about blogs, you should come to a LITE Workshops@ Addlestone session and find out the answers to these tantalizing questions:

* What is a blog?
* How can I get one?
* How can I make one (with the new CofC blog thing)?
* Why would I want to?
* How can it help me teach, learn and communicate?
* How come everybody at the College has a blog (on the CofC blog thing) except me?

  • Session Type: Make and Take – a hands-on session in which participants practice with the applications explored.  These sessions require participant computers and are often held in Addlestone Library, Room 120 or 122.
  •  Session Format: 2 hour session including Q&A

iGoogle, GoogleDocs, and Managing Yourself Virtually for Real!

So, you blog, you wiki, you Delicious, you DimDim, you Flickr, you Mindomo map, you Ning, you Skype, you Twitter and you still do the occasional email and web page thing.  Well, maybe you do some of these things.  But, how DO you manage? (How WOULD you manage if you knew what all of this meant?)  Indeed, what if you had a central control center for all of this stuff?  Sort of an index to your Web 2.0 life?  iGoogle can do that and lots of other googly, productive things.  Even iGoogle alone can bring you enlightened productivity.  Plus, Google Docs gives you access to PDF documents, text documents, presentations, and spreadsheets from anywhere.  Intrigued?  Confused?  We specialize in confusion easement. Come learn more at a LITE Workshop@Addlestone!

  • Session Type: Make and Take – a hands-on session in which participants practice with the applications explored.  These sessions require participant computers and are often held in Addlestone Library, Room 120 or 122.
  •  Session Format: 2 hour session including Q&A

Special Seminars for Student Groups

The Library can also provide special lectures for College of Charleston student organizations sponsoring events for their club, fraternity or sorority.

The Iota Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha

The Iota Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s technology event to raise money for One Laptop Per Child/ South Carolina Palmetto Project. – February 23, 2009

Participant Comment, “… I was introduced to so many cool things …”

Workshops can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your class, office or organization. Please submit the LITE Special Session Request Form at least two weeks prior to the preferred date of the instruction session. This will allow ample time for reserving an instruction room, designing an appropriate lesson plan, and preparing supporting materials.  It may take 24 to 48 hours for you to receive an email confirming your request and to schedule a consultation.

We look forward to hearing from you!