Teaching with LITS

Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) liaisons and archivists regularly collaborate with faculty to incorporate information literacy skills and technology into their teaching. Featured here are some examples of those collaborations. See something that you’d like to implement in one of your courses? Contact your LITS Liaison or Archives and Special Collections!

Class Twitter Feed
Faculty member and liaison collaboratively built a seminar course to explore the effects of digital technologies on learning and teaching.
Nick Baker teaching motion control in the Makerspace
Film studies students explore motion-controlled videography in the MHC Makerspace.
Yerma screen shot
(SPAN-230) Students learn to create book trailers to spark interest and to entice others to read important literary works by Spanish writers.
A DSLR camera mounted in a copy stand and pointed at a white sheet of paper with a rectangle outlined on it.
Students team-write the script for a video podcast telling a biological story about symbiotic interaction between organisms.
Student thought bubbles about research
Librarians collaborate with FYS faculty to ensure that all MHC students receive information literacy instruction and learn foundational research skills.
Students viewing manuscript
Examine primary sources: historical score publications and manuscripts produced as far back as 1350 in this music history course.
Members of the Class of 1962 sitting in a Classroom
Cultivate a professional online presence through integrating your course learning, extracurricular activities and Lynk internship.
Grading papers
A useful way to let students know what is expected of them in an assignment.
Students playing video games
Students participate in an experiential introduction to video games in a first year seminar on digital culture.
Screenshot of Jocelyn Mosman's eportfolio, linked later in text
(College-211): Nexus students use the experience of creating eportfolios to begin curating their online professional personas.
New York Times Article
Students perform complex, iterative searches and draw on additional library resources to provide context and analysis of historical articles.
Telepresence robot in the classroom
A partnership with Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) to teach with an experimental telepresence robot from Double Robotics.
Playbill for Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
Building information literacy by exploring how entropy theory underlies information retrieval in library databases.