This week we had some readings on creating technology-rich learning commons and centers in our libraries.
In my research for some current news on this topic I came across a website created by librarian and instructional designer Lindsay O’Neill. Ms. O’Neill has an MLIS and an M.Ed. in Educational Technology. The website houses her blog, which focuses on bringing information about instructional design and elearning to readers (and there is a lot of useful information), as well as provides information on her previous work, expertise, and services. Her website offers:
- Information and tools to begin a career as an instructional design librarian
- Workshops and instructional design services
- A portfolio of her work
- A blog that covers tutorials and tips on various elearning topics and tools.
Some of Ms. O’Neill‘s most recent blog posts include “Hosting your Captivate or Storyline courses for free” and “Digital Badges Exposed: Technology Behind a Library Badges Program“. Some of her workshops include “Learn to Write Learning Objectives”, “Elearning Development Using H5P, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or TechSmith Camtasia”, and “Intro to Open Education and Alternative Textbooks”. Readers can also search for blog posts by a list of topics from a drop down menu, through archives, or within a search box.
I’m really glad I stumbled up the Lindsay O’Neill website. It provides information on a lot of questions that can arise for librarians and educators who implement technology into their instruction while offering new ideas and technologies.