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Sharing stories of everyday innovation and collaboration at the NCSU Libraries
Remaking Teaching: Prototyping New Technologies for the Classroom
Does the presence of technology change the way teachers teach and students learn? Ph.D students attended a critical making workshop at the D.H. Hill Library Makerspace to gain new understandings of when and how to integrate emerging technologies and digital tools into their classrooms.
January 13, 2016
Topics coveredPublishing and Copyright
Alt-Textbooks: Saving Students Money and Supporting Innovative Teaching
In response to the unsustainable burden placed on students by the high cost of textbooks, the Libraries launched the Alt-Textbook project that offers small grant-funding to instructors who create low-cost, open alternatives to traditional commercial textbooks.
Research Solutions Drop-Ins: Support on Your Schedule
Graduate students face unique challenges for their research needs. To help address these challenges, librarians from the NCSU Libraries and the College of Education’s Media and Educational Technology Center (METRC) developed a new approach: “Research Solutions Drop-In” events at the library.
January 7, 2016
Bomb Shelters, Sex Ed, and Personal Hygiene: A/V Geeks Classic Educational Films at the Hunt Library
The James B. Hunt Jr. Library, lauded for its emphasis on cutting-edge technology and modern design, may be an incongruous venue to screen vintage, 16mm educational films. But librarians at NC State have created a compelling series in which scholars and experts from the community pair with local film archive A/V Geeks to screen these films from the past, in this very modern venue.