Category: Technology Matters

The SAGE Video Education Collection

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USF Libraries just signed a contract for the SAGE Video Education Collection in August. These videos offer content about teaching and learning topics ranging from early childhood education to educational leadership, discussing how to apply theory to practice. Much of the material … Continue Reading

Why Use Specialized Subject Article Databases?

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In a recent, short video tutorial, we compare large, comprehensive search tools like FindIt with subject specific, specialized databases, outlining the advantages that specialized tools have over large, multidisciplinary ones. Even though you get more hits using larger databases, bigger isn’t always … Continue Reading

Technology Support with LinkedIn Learning

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USF students and instructors who create a LinkedIn account have free access to all of the LinkedIn Learning catalog (previously Lynda.com).  This catalog consists of instructional content for software programs like Excel and Photoshop, concepts like copyright, and skills like career management … Continue Reading

The Digital Instruction Divide During COVID-19

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The Hechinger Report indicates that remote learning for children confirm that the quality and quantity of remote learning for children varied wildly depending on where those children happen to live during school closings in Spring of 2020. Image credit and report

Academic Writer Guide

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The USF Tampa Library has created a guide to Academic Writer, a web-based application providing interactive tools to help students and faculty learn and apply APA Style. It features point of need quick guides and video tutorials. It also includes all of the content from the APA Publication Manual full text so students need not purchase it as a requirement for their courses. The platform includes sample materials (references, papers, tables and figures), self-quizzes and tests that can assist in the teaching of APA Style.

Resources for Distance Learners

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The library can support student success even at a distance for those enrolled in online courses. The video in this post, “Resources for Distance Learners” that outlines what the library can do for students. Your librarian can also embed instructional modules and tutorials for your students to help guide them through the use of the library and its e-resources. We also have an online guide for distance students.

The Ten Best Genealogy Websites for Beginners

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This blog post offers information about the 10 best free and subscription sites that offer databases and information about ways people can discover family histories. Image credit

How Not to Spread Fake News

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This op-ed from the New York Times by Michael J. Socolow, “How to Prevent Smart People from Spreading Dumb Ideas,” points out that “Too many Americans have no idea how to properly read a social media feed…regardless of educational attainment, economic class, … Continue Reading

New Library Website

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Now live at http://lib.usf.edu! The new USF Libraries website gives the USF community what it’s been asking for – a great mobile experience, more color and contrast, and easy access to the resources you use most.  Our website team is always glad … Continue Reading