The next brown bag talk this will be on Wednesday, August 17th, running from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the 4th floor boardroom at the Leddy Library.
Nicole Noël is the Research Coordinator at the Centre for Studies in Social Justice. Her background is in the Social Sciences rather than the Humanities, but a big part of her job involves dissemination of research via the web. She manages the open access journal Studies in Social Justice. She will speaking to us on the topic of:
Apps for Teaching and Learning
For people working in academia there are a host of applications for use on computers and mobile phones that allow us to collaborate, teach, and collect data in new ways. We will open this discussion to allow you to discuss your favourite “apps for academics.” In addition, Nicole Noel will share how she uses one social bookmarking application: diigo. diigo combines social bookmarking with website annotation such as highlights, private and public notes, and discussion groups. It can facilitate research collaboration and be used as a tool for teaching critical reading of the internet to students. This session will include an introduction to the basic features of diigo including: bookmarking, tagging, annotation, and groups. There will also be discussion of the way faculty have used diigo in the classroom to teach net literacy and broaden the context for their courses.
Please join us!