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Episode 14 of Bibliotech: Course readings

How could the digital world shape course readings and course reserves?


Welcome to BiblioTech – the podcast about emerging technologies for academics. Your host is Rochelle Mazar, an emerging technologies librarian at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Every month you can listen in as Rochelle talks about what’s new in technology and what academics should be paying attention to. It’s hard to keep up all of the new software, tools and gadgets. That’s where Rochelle comes in.

Episode 14 – Course readings

In this episode Rochelle discusses the future of the course bibliography amidst the ongoing rise of the digital culture. (Running time: 10:40 mins).


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  1. Michael Zryd / January 19, 2013 at 16:29

    Thank you for an illuminating and provocative podcast

    One issue that I face in using digital course readings is a very practical one: how can I ensure that students will bring the readings to class if I want everyone to do a close reading of a passage? I’ve resorted to selecting some long quotations on PowerPoint slides, but this limits improvisation in the classroom.


  2. Rochelle / January 22, 2013 at 21:14

    Welll….if the readings are online, they should be able to access them through computers/phones/ipads, right? Do your students bring these things to class? Otherwise they could print them out, but that’s much less green. On my campus, we have more devices on campus than bodies; I’m sure the same is true at your place!

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