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Library Instruction Goes BYOD

By Lindsey Gumb, Instructional Technology Librarian

 

The Library Instruction Lab, or more affectionately referred to as the LIL by library staff, not only has a new home on the third floor of the Learning Commons, but it also is chock full of new equipment for interactive learning.

So what exactly has changed? For one, we’ve transitioned from the traditional classroom model of forward-facing rows and hardwired computers to a wireless laptop and tablet-based environment that also allows for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) access. The tables are now on wheels, which creates opportunities for more individualized instruction and group work depending on class size and needs.

 

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If you’ve attended a research instruction session this semester, perhaps your librarian utilized the projector to lead you through the library’s resources, or, maybe your class was presented using the new IWB (interactive white board). The 65 inch Samsung IWB is a Windows-based touch-screen computer that has the ability for the instructor to annotate and capture still image and video files during instruction. The librarians are still testing the waters with the IWB to determine how the technology might best be incorporated into their pedagogy with research instruction. Stay tuned for more LIL updates and developments as the semester progresses!

 

LIL Space

So what exactly has changed? For one, we’ve transitioned from the traditional classroom model of forward-facing rows and hardwired computers to a wireless laptop and tablet-based environment that also allows for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) access. The tables are now on wheels, which creates opportunities for more individualized instruction and group work depending on class size and needs.