Teaching and Learning Workshops

Librarians at Swem and our instructional and technological partners from around campus hold workshops & brown bags in Swem Library on various topics throughout the academic year. Our goal is to collaboratively educate and inform each other about tools, resources, and techniques for teaching and learning.

Upcoming Workshops

Check back for upcoming workshops!

Past Workshops

Creating Meaningful and Measurable Learning Objectives with  Dr. Jim Barber and Paul Showalter

Deciding what you want your students to know or to be able to do at the end of a course or unit can seem daunting, but establishing good learning objectives is the first step in the process.  With well-written student-centered learning objectives, you can decide on the most appropriate readings, classwork, assignments, and assessments for meeting those objectives. Join Jim and Paul in the Kyle Lab in Swem Library for a discussion of proven techniques for crafting learning outcomes and measuring student learning based on those objectives.  Bring your lunch!

Tools for Survey Research

This brown bag will introduce participants to the robust survey research tool, Qualtrics.  We will also take a look at several library databases that include survey/polling data in their contents. For more information, contact Gene Roche or Paul Showalter.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
12pm - 1pm
Swem Library, Learning Center
RSVP: https://forms.wm.edu/4089
Watch online: http://wm.adobeconnect.com/survey 

Working with Video in the Classroom

This workshop introduces the online video subscription services available through Swem Library, gives an overview of services available to incorporate video into the classroom as text or as a work product, and gives some quick tips for capturing streaming clips for classroom or presentation use.
Questions? Contact Kathleen DeLaurenti, Arts Librarian; Troy Davis, Director, Media Center; Michael Blum, Academic Technology Specialist,
Workshop Recording:http://wm.adobeconnect.com/p5yufwmuc9y/

Images in the Classroom...and Beyond!

This workshop introduces WMDID and ArtStor, two databases that allow faculty to curate and download images for classroom and presentation use. It also introduces the Picassa desktop client as a tool for managing large image collections maintained by faculty for research and other uses.
Questions? Contact Kathleen DeLaurenti, Arts Librarian; Pam Hawkes, Director of Visual Resources; Pablo Yanez, Academic Technology Specialist
Online guide: http://guides.swem.wm.edu/images
Workshop recording:http://wm.adobeconnect.com/p3vccy0cefp/

Using Reference Managers: Refworks, Zotero, and Mendeley

This workshop will provide an overview of three different citation managers that can be used to manage, share and incorporate citations into your teaching or research.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
12pm - 2pm
Swem Library, Learning Center
Workshop recording: http://wm.adobeconnect.com/p67cphgkm8a/

Your Favorite Apps for Productivity, Teaching, and Learning

This is an open mic brown bag in which people can share their favorite smartphone and tablet applications for productivity, teaching, and learning.

Thursday, February 2, 2012
12pm - 1pm
Swem Library, Learning Center
Workshop recording: http://wm.adobeconnect.com/p3s5j4jpwk6/