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  • Oct 25

    Don't Cite it, Write it! Engaged Student Learning and the Wikipedia Assignment

    This presentation will be interactive and cover practical application of utilizing Wikipedia in the classroom.   

    This interactive presentation will cover the following: 1. To share major findings of the research, including attitude transformation towards Wikipedia and larger skills development. 2. To share lessons from teaching with Wikipedia, particularly how students want to make a difference and channel their excitement into their commons projects. 3. To discuss how we can apply these learned practices in our classrooms.   A brief overview of the recent evidence suggesting why these techniques might be the most effective at encouraging commons based learning and engagement will also provided.​

    Background: In Fall of 2016, Zach McDowell conducted a mixed methods study that assessed these students’ information literacy and research skills, alongside surveys of attitudes toward the assignment and toward Wikipedia, and reflections on their experience. Preliminary data suggests that students were more satisfied, thought they were better for learning digital literacy, critical thinking, learning to write for the general public, and learning about reliability of online sources, and thought that the Wikipedia based assignments were more valuable than traditional assignments. Furthermore, over 90% of student respondents noted that they were “proud” of their work, despite respondents having a mixed initial reaction to hearing they would be using Wikipedia in the classroom. 

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  • Oct 26

    Demystifying Scholarly Publishing: Selecting scholarly publishing venues to maximize your impact while avoiding “predatory publishers”

    Do you often wonder how to select a journal in which to publish or wonder about the quality of a journal?  This online workshop session will demonstrate tools to identify potential journals in your field, how to determine impact factors for journals (Journal Citation Reports, Scimago), how to find where a journal is indexed for dissemination, and tools to evaluate the quality of journals.  Reputable, peer-reviewed Open Access journals are on the rise, but so are “predatory publisher” that charge publication fees but do little in terms of peer review. Tips and tools to identify legitimate open access journals and avoid predatory publishers will also be covered, to help you determine if publishing in a specific open access journal will be worth the author fee.

  • Nov 1

    DynaMed Plus with Isabel presentation

    Eve Matyjaszczyk from EBSCO will conduct a training webinar for DynaMed Plus and Isabel.

    "DynaMed is a clinical reference tool which provides fast, easy access to the latest evidence-based information." "The Isabel Differential Diagnosis (DDx) Generator is trusted by clinicians worldwide to help broaden their differential. Isabel has set a new industry standard for accuracy, ease of use and breadth of coverage." Eve plans to show basic functionality of the two tools and work through a few clinical scenarios. There will be time to ask questions.



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  • Nov 1

    Exploring Embase Online Workshop

    Let’s explore this database that complements PubMed in its coverage of biomedicine, contains more international literature, and excels in its coverage of pharmaceutical research.

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