3 Upcoming Free Minitex Webinars



Content as a Service: How Libraries Can Support Faculty Exploring Alternative and Affordable Course Content

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
1:00 PM–2:00 PM (Central Time)

Over the past two years, the University of Minnesota Libraries eLearning Support Initiative has invested in numerous projects designed to encourage and support faculty exploration of alternative and affordable course content. This webinar will:

  • share the goals of the eLearning Support Initiative,
  • demonstrate potential course content support models by providing information about the Open Textbook Library and Initiative, the Project for Affordable Content, Digital Course Packs and a campus-wide Coordinated Service Model,
  • and provide a forum for discussion about what others are doing to support alternative and affordable course content at their institutions.

Kristi Jensen
Program Development Lead, eLearning Support Initiative
University of Minnesota Libraries – Twin Cities

Google Tools as Teaching Tools: Creating Infrastructure, Assessment, & Saving Time

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
1:00 PM–2:00 PM (Central Time)

This webinar will share examples of the use of Google Tools to create learning infrastructure and assessment tools for both online and in-person learning environments. The presenters will cover uses of Google Sites, Google Drive, and YouTube as platforms for teaching and assessment. The presenters will also provide an overview of Google “plug-ins” and “add-ons” that can help content creators and instructors create and manage their tools more efficiently. Attendees will take away:

  • Practical cases of Google Tools application in teaching and learning
  • Ideas for both formative and summative assessment techniques using Google Tools
  • Examples of timesaving widgets and plug-ins for Google Tools

Jon Jeffryes
Interim Director of Social Sciences and Professional Programs
University of Minnesota Libraries – Twin Cities

Lisa Johnston
Research Data Management/Curation Lead and Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy
University of Minnesota Libraries – Twin Cities

Fabulous and Free Open Online Resources for Teaching

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
10:00 AM–11:00 AM (Central Time)

Attendees will learn about sources of high quality, free online education resources for teaching and learning. Participants will walk away with multiple resources for teaching in all content areas, strategies for integrating digital resources with curriculum, and how to use these resources to engage and inspire students. Tools for game-based learning, flipped learning, and inquiry based learning will be discussed, along with opportunities for participants to share other resources used in their classrooms.

Mary Mehsikomer, CETL
Technology Integration Development & Outreach Facilitator
2014-2015 President, Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM)