Each year the University of Illinois hosts the Faculty Summer Institute (FSI) a week-long workshop for faculty, administrators, and others around the state "involved in the application of Web-based technologies to the teaching and learning process and in the planning, administration, and management of online education programs." In past years, librarians have attended and presented at the FSI.
The theme for 2009 is "Anywhere, All The Time: Transforming Learning" and the sessions include one lead by Rudy Leon, Learning Commons Librarian in the Undergraduate Library. It is great to see the University Library represented in these kinds of workshops in order to further our integration in teaching and learning on campus!
Social Bookmarking & RSS for Teaching and Research
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Location: 304 English Building
Target Audience: Beginner
Session Type: Hands-on Workshop - 1 part
Track: Future Tense
Delicious, Diigo, 2collab, Connotea, CiteULike... the list could go on and on. The real question is what do these tools have to offer you beyond a certain level of buzz and savvy? Can they help your research, your teaching, and the quality of work you get from you students? How can you harness the power of social bookmarking to make the most out of your time and information?
This workshop will help you determine which bookmarking networks are right for you & your research, and for you & your students, and how you can combine social bookmarking and RSS to maximize the time you spend finding the information you need, and communicating it to others.