APA Citations Made Easier with Academic Writer Database: The Tech Tool You Want Your Students to Use
Sheri Brown, Librarian, FSCJ Downtown Campus
Length of the video: 46:14
Many college students are not familiar with writing research papers using APA Style. Academic Writer Database is the one-stop solution for students using the APA 7th edition including formatting, citing, headings and references. This presentation is an introduction to the three components that make up Academic Writer. LEARN where you will find quick guides, tutorials, and sample papers and references. REFERENCE allows you to create and manage references using the reference generator. Best of all, students can write a complete APA formatted paper from title page to references page using WRITE. Discussion will include creating an account and ways to incorporate this database into your classroom. For Social Sciences faculty, Academic Writer is a break-through in teaching research!
From Safe to Brave Spaces: Putting LGBTQ+ Safe Space Training into Action
Dr. Lisa Van Zwoll, Academic Tutor
Length of the video: 44:37
Safe Space Training is just the beginning of working toward a more inclusive environment. The world is in constant motion and that means keeping ourselves mindful of what’s happening outside of our often too-small spheres. In this session, we’ll talk about what it means to be an LGBTQ+ ally, what challenges and triumphs are happening now, and how we can transform good intentions into positive inclusive action. We’ll define safe and brave spaces and how we can implement these strategies at FSCJ, in the classroom and beyond. Haven’t taken Safe Space Basics and Ally Training yet? No problem! Take this opportunity to learn more about what we can do to support the LGBTQ+ community and become allies for FSCJ and beyond.
Open Access, Student Led Learning and Pressbooks
Trina McCowan, LLC Manager, FSCJ South Campus
Lea Cason, Adjunct Librarian
Length of the video: 54:28
The presentation will provide a general explanation of copyright information, Creative Commons (CC) licenses, the Open Access movement, and how they can be used to provide a more dynamic and equitable student experience. We will then explore examples of undergraduate student publishing, the benefits of incorporating student generated works in OERs, as well as curating and publishing your own OER using Pressbooks.
Personal Librarians: Embed a Librarian in Your Canvas Courses
Amber Strickland, Librarian, FSCJ South Campus
Elisabeth Ball, Adjunct Librarian
Length of the video: 38:42
Faculty members, Do your online students need personalized assistance? Hosting an embedded librarian in your course is an easy way to put customized support and information literacy instruction at your students’ fingertips. In this presentation, Librarians Amber Strickland and Elisabeth Ball will show you how to embed a librarian in your courses and will share their adventures as embedded librarians during the Fall 2020 Term. Let us show you why you should make librarians an integral, customizable part of your synchronous and asynchronous courses. You can tailor the librarian’s level of interaction and request specialized presentations. Librarians can answer questions and be a helpful referral source for students. Working together, professors and librarians can find innovative new ways to convey information (e.g., deploying escape rooms during class). Virtual classes are here to stay, so why not use this Canvas feature to connect your students with a personal librarian?
Podcasting Tools, Techniques and Project Ideas
Emily O’Neil, Librarian, FSCJ Deerwood Center
Length of the video: 59:39
Have you thought about adding podcasting to your tech teaching toolbox but didn’t think you had time to learn how to create an episode? This session will help you know where to begin and give you some ideas on where to go. We will cover a wide range of topics from free resources such as equipment available via the Library and Learning Commons STEAM Labs to project ideas for the classroom. Topics will include: equipment, software, tips to produce the best episode and student-centered assignments. You’ll know how to get started from someone who has produced their own podcast since May 2020.
Supercharging Student Success Through the Use of Online Referral Tools
Youlanda Henry, Director of Tutoring Services
Denise Giarrusso, Assoc. Director of Student Success
Michael Litchfield, Student Support Coordinator
Anthony Yertzell, LLC Manager, FSCJ Cecil Center
Length of the video: 48:54
This workshop will highlight ways in which faculty users may utilize referral features in the Brainfuse online tutoring platform and Symplicity Insight Early Alert system when students are experiencing academic and/ or non-academic barriers to their academic progress or success. Use of these referrals will encourage engagement with available support services, with the goal of promoting student course success and retention.
Textbook Affordability: Selecting Low- and No-Cost Textbooks for Student Success
Susan Mythen, Director, Campus Library Services
Sharon Uskokovich, Librarian, FSCJ Kent Campus
Dr. Shawna Coram, Professor
Length of the video: 45:13
Textbook Affordability: Selecting Low- and No-Cost Textbooks for Student Success When students cannot afford their books, they are more likely to drop or fail a course. Learn about low- and no-cost course materials, how to customize them for your course (and integrate with traditional course materials if desired), and how to offer print versions of custom OER textbooks at the bookstore.