Responsive Learning & Google Forms

Before I explain the more technical aspects of creating a responsive Google form, its important to understand why one would want to do this.

By asking the right questions of students, we get more meaningful feedback and can adjust our teaching to ensure it is relevant. Questions are one of the most powerful tools for an educator – effective questioning is a strategy to engage learners. Engagement and active learning leads to deeper understanding of content.

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Walking the Tightrope – Balancing Teaching & Learning vs Research

A little while ago I attended a very interesting seminar on balancing teaching and learning in the library field with the conducting and publishing of research.

It was a topic that I, as a relatively new librarian, had not thought much about. I’m glad that I now have this concept at the back of my mind while doing my everyday work.

The basic premise of the seminar was that we rely a lot on anecdotal evidence and many times fail to communicate our worth to those who fund us or decide our futures. By utilising an Evidence Based Practice model, we can innovate and build new capabilities. By sharing knowledge across libraries, we can grow our evidence base – improving our knowledge of where we are providing value, and what we contribute. Many librarians contribute a vast amount to the field and develop fantastic projects, but the next step is writing this up, publishing and sharing this knowledge.

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