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Connect & Communicate Event: Tech Tools for Interaction

December 1, 2015
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Join CRD’s Connect & Communicate Series for a Presentation by Liz Johns, Johns Hopkins University
“Tech Tools for Interaction:
Get your Students to take an Active Role in the Classroom”
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 2:00-3:00PM Eastern

Join us for a one-hour interactive online session to chat about interactivity in the classroom.  The discussion is based on the ACRL Instruction Section, Instructional Technologies Committee’s latest Tips and Trends article, “Interactive Options in Online Learning,” written by Liz Johns.  Although the article discusses the tools with an eye towards an online classroom, many of the tools can be adapted for use in face-to-face classrooms as well.  Attendees will have the opportunity to experience first-hand some of the tools discussed in the article, and share techniques they have effectively utilized to stimulate engagement in their own face-to-face and online learning environments.  “Interactive Options in Online Learning” is freely available at

Liz Johns is a teaching and research librarian at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.  Liz works with undergraduate and graduate students both face-to-face and online settings, synchronously and asynchronously.  Liz focuses her research and practice in developing innovative uses of technology in the classroom and online to support student research and learning.

NOTE: Liz presented an online discussion, “Interactive Options in Online Learning,” for ACRL’s Instruction Section on November 17th. If you attended that session, this one will be very similar.

Register at the following link:

Upon submitting your registration, you will receive an email confirmation that includes details about connecting to the conference. This is the only notification you will receive. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact Jill Hallam-Miller at

For this program, you will need speakers or headphones to hear the presenter. Participants are encouraged to ask questions via the chatbox; moderators will monitor the chatbox and facilitate question and response at the end of the presentation.

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Please continue to share your ideas for programming topics, speakers, or formats with us! If you or someone you know is doing something great in Pennsylvania’s academic libraries, tell us about it!

The Connect & Communicate Series of online programming offered by the PaLA College & Research Division aims to help foster a community of academic librarians in Pennsylvania. Please contact Jill Hallam-Miller at or at 570-577-2055 with questions.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2015 1:30 pm

    Will this event be archived? (I can’t attend that day)

    • December 1, 2015 1:40 pm

      Yes, Linda, it will be archived and available to Pennsylvania Library Association members. Thanks!

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