The Future of Research Series provides faculty with the opportunity to explore and discuss college research within the framework of 21st century student outcomes and skills. Join Health Sciences Librarian, Debra Smith, and Science Librarian, Laura Burt-Nicholas, to learn practical, time-saving and effective ways to incorporate research and evidence-based (scholarly) resources in your instruction and assignments. Attend any or all of the three 45 minute workshops.
Want to see when these workshops might be scheduled this semester? Check out our library faculty workshop calendar.
Questions, resource exploration and discussion are encouraged. Highlighted resources and examples are tailored to health and natural science curriculum. All sessions will be held in Library (SRC) classroom 3114
- Incorporating Research
- Incorporating Library Resources
- Incorporating Streaming Videos and Technology
No Paper Necessary: Incorporating Library Research
Why Incorporate Research?
- You’re modeling professional behavior for students
- Evidence-based practice (systematic reviews in academic terms) is at the core of health & natural science professions
- Research enhances critical thinking skills
- You’re modeling good citizenship for your students
- Research is integral to formulating and answering “big” and “cutting edge” questions
Alternative Research Projects:
- Focused annotated bibliographies
- Presentations & posters
- Worksheets (guided instruction combined with assigned reading/audio visuals)
- Incorporate research into your flipped classroom and/or as a homework assignment
- “Show and tell”
Creating and providing students with a rubric identifying the important concepts to be demonstrated in the assignment with point value for each assists instructors and students in assigning/understanding point distribution and final scores.
Structuring Your Research Assignments and Questions:
- Avoid assigning “pick a topic” papers
- Customize your assignments:
- Make it local
- Make it specific
- Use Scaffolding
Active Learning Opportunity:
Have an assignment that you would like to revamp? Interested in drafting a new assignment? Let’s discuss!
No Paper Necessary: Incorporating Library Resources
Not all information sources are equal
- Each format offers specific types of information
- Encyclopedias and dictionaries, websites, books, journals, reports, white papers, guidelines, systematic reviews, research articles
- Assignment requirements dictate the most suitable resources
- What students hear is not always what instructors mean
Identifying the Right Resources for Projects
The Library's Research Guides are starting points for researching a wide variety of topics.
You are also encouraged to speak with your liaison librarian. (Not sure who is your liaison? Check your research guide or the COD Library's Liaison Guide!)
Active Learning Opportunity:
- Have an assignment that you would like to revamp? Interested in drafting a new assignment? Let’s discuss!
- Make use of this “free” time to explore Library databases and ask questions of your Library and discipline colleagues.
No Paper Necessary: Incorporating Streaming Videos & Tech In Courses
Incorporating Streaming Videos in Courses:
- Think of flipping your class or “switching up” how you deliver in-class content utilizing COD Library resources
- Find and embed videos (or clips) into Blackboard shells
- Add multimedia content inside or outside the classroom
- Locate and utilize transcripts and/or closed captioning
- Maximize the instructional potential of videos
Highlighted COD Library Online Videos
- Films on Demand
- JoVECollections (Cellular and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, and General Lab Techniques)
- Alexander Street Collections (Academic Video Online, Medical Imaging in Video, Nursing Education in Video, Rehabilitation Therapy in Video, Sports Medicine & Exercise in Video )
- Kanopy is a new streaming video platform with a diverse collection of films, including several on environmental topics.
- Lynda (offering software, professional and “soft” skill training)
- see Debra’s sample Lynda.com playlists http://www.codlrc.org/HS/Lynda
- See all COD Library streaming video collections
Incorporating Technology in Courses
- COD Library’s Digital Media Lab
- Student & Faculty Library Technology for Checkout (including I-clickers)
Take advantage of existing Online Instruction Resources and COD Campus-Wide Learning Technology support:
What Additional Resources do YOU Recommend?
Play and explore: what skills do you teach that could stand video reinforcement? What concepts could be better illustrated with technology? Let’s see what we can find.