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Library Hours during Thanksgiving Break

Burke Library will be open the following hours during Thanksgiving Break: Friday, November 20 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, November 21-22 - Closed Monday-Wednesday, November 23-25 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, November 26-28 - Closed Regular hours will resume on Sunday.  Happy Thanksgiving!    More... More ...

Exploring Google Docs (and Google Apps)

If you’ve ever searched in vain for a file from a meeting held 3 months ago, or been frustrated waiting for someone to finish adding their comments to a Word document so that you can add yours, or you've wanted to collaborate on a document with someone who is not at Hamilton, then Google Docs might be a solution worth considering. Here is a brief review of some of the advantages and features you’ll find with Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, and Slides).  Even if you’re already using Google Apps, I hope you’ll find something new and useful here as well. More ...

Simons Presents at Digital Library Federation Conference

Janet Thomas Simons, Co-Director Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), recently presented at the international Digital Library Federation Conference on a panel with colleagues from five other liberal arts colleges. More ...


LITS Peer Tutors in research, and educational technology offer workshops (Burke-shops!) in a variety of tools and skills. All are welcome! More ...

Lecture Capture and Flipped Classrooms

I vividly remember my first introduction to educational technology in the late 90s. My father read to me The New York Times article, “Adult Education; No Tests and You Can Hit Rewind”. It was a new frontier for learning. The Teaching Company, created by Thomas M. Rollins, had started producing The Great Courses series. This series offered filmed lectures designed to provide lifelong learners with an opportunity to further their education. The company promoted no grades, no tests, no homework, but what excited me the most was the ability to stop the VHS tape and rewind to review concepts I did not understand. More ...

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