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1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-503-6994
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CTL Training Sessions

CTL offers live and on-demand training sessions open to all Jefferson faculty, staff and students, in educational technology, information searching skills, and other teaching & learning areas.

Jump to: Blackboard Learn Training | Academic Research and Library Tools | Instructional Technology | Teaching & Learning | Writing for Publication | Online Tutorials


BLACKBOARD LEARN TRAINING:

We offer workshops to get you started with Blackboard Learn, the course management system used at Jefferson.

Register for Blackboard Learn workshops.


ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND LIBRARY TOOLS:

If you would like to request an Academic Research and Library Tools training session, please contact Dan Kipnis at 215-503-2825 or Dan.Kipnis@jefferson.edu.


Vernal Equinox Update on Scholarly Resources
Spring is a great time to think about future course planning and summer research goals. The librarians of Gutman Library will be hosting a round robin discussion of various new library resources and changes to services in the new enterprise. Question of all types are welcome as we sojourn across the nexus learning possibilities using library resources. After a group question and answer period, light refreshments will be served allowing one-on-one time with your friendly librarians to plan future collaborations.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
1) Understand new database interfaces
2) Identify changes to available resources
3) Liaise with librarians for scheduling for the fall semester


Bibliographic Management: Introduction to Mendeley
Mendeley is an online bibliographic management tool that allows users to manage references, read and annotate PDFs, collaborate in groups and network with researchers from all over the world. With over 390 million user documents, over 2 million members and 225,000 research groups the Mendeley tool will continue to grow with their recent purchase by Elsevier.

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Bibliographic Management: Introduction to RefWorks
Stop typing your bibliographies. Sign-up for this workshop to acquaint yourself with how to use RefWorks for the first time. More than 6,400 Jeffersonians use RefWorks, a web-based database and bibliography creation program, available from Scott Library. Learn to create, organize, and access personal databases of bibliographic citations. Save time and let RefWorks format your bibliography for you. We'll show you how to use Refworks to import, export, search, and format citations, and use RefShare to collaborate and share databases with your colleagues.

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Conducting Research with Knowledge-Based Databases, Search Engines and Managing Your Citations with RefWorks 2.0
This 3-hour workshop will cover PubMed, Scopus, Google and Google Scholar and how to use RefWorks 2.0 to manage your citations for publication. This workshop is designed for all Jefferson researchers. We’ll move from introductory concepts to more advanced search techniques. If you need to organize citations and aim to expedite your research output this workshop will help.

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e-books at Jefferson
Learn about trends in scholarly publishing, how to use the growing collection of e-books available from Scott Library and how to integrate e-books into Blackboard Learn.

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Finding Health Information for Your Patients
Patients are armed with a plethora of medical information from the Internet. This consultation will guide you to trusted websites for your patients.

This session can be catered to specific departments.

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Finding Quality Images
The Scott Memorial Library offers many databases that offer images for presentations. Among the collections that will be examined: UpToDate, AccessMedicine, PHDIL, Jefferson Clinical Image Database and open access resources from the National Library of Medicine. Stop wasting time searching Google images and use the many high quality online resources offered by the Scott Memorial Library.

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Introduction to Google Forms
Are you trying to gather feedback from users and want to use email to gather responses? This workshop will introduce Google forms for creating quick and easy online surveys and questionnaires. Build surveys using multiple-choice, text, checkboxes, lists or scales. You will create a form and view how results are displayed. Google forms is part of google docs, the free web-based program that also includes word processing, spreadsheets and presentation templates. This workshop will focus on forms.

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Introduction to OVIDSP
This workshop is designed for all Jeffersonians with little or no experience searching the new MEDLINE database using OVIDSP. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the MEDLINE database structure and content.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • How to access the database
  • Personal accounts and workspace
  • What is MeSH?
  • What is a Scope Note?
  • How does the Explode feature work in OVID?
  • Explode versus Focus
  • How to limit searches
  • How to save, print and email citations
  • Find Similar feature
  • Find Citing Articles feature
  • Find New Citation feature


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Professional PubMed Searching
Learn to search MEDLINE through PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's Entrez search engine. This class focuses on using Linkout (links to over 5,300 full-text SML electronic journals), My NCBI (store and retrieve search strategies and establish search filters), Clipboard, Limit, and History features of PubMed. In addition, learn to set-up collection lists to permanently save lists of citations.

This workshop will cover:

  • Limits
  • Journal browser
  • MeSH browser
  • Single citation matcher
  • Truncation
  • Search field tags
  • Journals Databases
  • PreMEDLINE
  • Natural language searching
  • Clinical Queries using research methodology filters
  • Creating search filters


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RSS Workshop - Manage your information intake
Are you overwhelmed by the task of keeping up to date? Work smarter and be more productive by using RSS, a Web standard, to consolidate journal table of contents alerts, news headlines, Septa outages and more in one place. In this workshop Jeffersonians will create and customize their own Newsblur account.

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Take Advantage of the Jefferson Digital Commons for Shameless Self-Promotion
It's a win-win academic opportunity--promote your Jefferson research and publishing efforts to the world by participating in the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC). The JDC increases your visibility. With over 7,700 different archived full-text resources including academic articles, posters, preprints, videos, images, teaching materials and newsletters you get permanent public space for all types of files AND your work is indexed by search engines like Google. Receive monthly alerts notifying you how many times your works have been downloaded. Create a faculty researcher page. Use the JDC as a university press and publish your department newsletters or create a new journal. Learn how the JDC complements Xythos and the Faculty Interests Database. The JDC is free to all Jeffersonians.

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Twitter for Beginners
Politicians, celebrities, educators and organizations are tweeting. Join us to learn about Twitter. You will create an account, learn to tweet, Twitter etiquette, and how tweeting can help strengthen your course, organization, or department community. Follow [Scott Memorial Library]

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Using Scopus & Internet Search Engines Effectively
Tired of getting millions of results when you search Google? Novice users enter their search topic into the default search engine of choice (usually Google). But, did you know that you can significantly increase the chances you'll find what you're looking for by knowing some of tricks of the searching trade? Your librarians will show you how to change your simple searches to successful power searches. This workshop will also discuss Google Scholar and citation analysis.

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INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY:

    Creating and Preparing Charts for Publication
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 2/13/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: SML 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    Creating charts for publication is a snap with Microsoft Excel. The graphing and formatting of Excel make it a quick and easy solution for many types of data display. We’ll look at optimizing your format in Excel for easy placement into PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Participants should already possess the skills to work with data in Excel.

    During this workshop we will:
    • Create various types of graphs including: bar charts, x-y plots, scatter plots
    • Manipulate formatting to gain adequate resolution
    • Add a chart to MS PowerPoint for automatic updating
    • Copy and manipulate a chart in Photoshop that satisfies publishers’ requirements


    Photoshop Basics for Teaching and Publication
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 3/6/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: SML 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    This workshop will focus on the steps involved with manipulating digital images for teaching and publishing. Participants will be shown each step of the process—from digitizing images to managing files for all possible output types. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups.

    This workshop will review the following topics:
    • Differences in image requirement for print and display
    • Settings for adjusting image resolution
    • Cropping and resizing images
    • Manipulating color including modes and saturation
    • Applying labels to images
    • Saving images in different file formats

    Intermediate Photoshop Objectives
    Instructor: Kathleen Day, MS
    Date: 3/13/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    Location: SML 307
    (Register for this workshop)

    This workshop is a continuation of Photoshop Basics offering a more in-depth exploration of this application’s functions. Topics include: Automate functions, History Palette, Layers, layout and preparing images for use in MS Office applications. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups. It is highly advised that Participants have an understanding of Photoshop or have attended the Photoshop Basics workshop to attend this workshop.

    This workshop will review the following topics:
    • Using Automate functions to:
    Batch rename image files
    Create contact sheets
    Record and use Actions for repetitive tasks
    • Using the History palette to undo selective changes
    • Inserting guides and grids for layout
    • Utilizing layers


If you would like to request a Instructional Technology training session, please contact Kathy Day at 215-503-4991 or Kathleen.Day@jefferson.edu.


Adobe Acrobat Basics
Use Adobe Acrobat to create interactive teaching materials by assembling PowerPoint presentations, existing PDFs, web pages, photos and illustrations into a single Acrobat file.

Topics include:

  • converting to PDF
  • editing PDFs
  • adding interactivity including bookmarks, links, buttons and media clips


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Adobe Acrobat: Forms
Need an evaluation tool or a registration form? Learn to convert your MS Word document into a digital form that can be emailed or posted on the web.

In this workshop you will:

  • complete a form in MS Word
  • convert the form to an Adobe acrobat file
  • insert text fields, check boxes, radio buttons, select menus, list boxes
  • save and distribute the form
  • compile completed forms


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Creating and Preparing Charts for Publication
Creating charts for publication is a snap with Microsoft Excel. The graphing and formatting of Excel make it a quick and easy solution for many types of data display. We’ll look at optimizing your format in Excel for easy placement into PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Participants should already possess the skills to work with data in Excel.

During this workshop we will:

  • Create various types of graphs including: bar charts, x-y plots, scatter plots
  • Manipulate formatting to gain adequate resolution
  • Add a chart to MS PowerPoint for automatic updating
  • Copy and manipulate a chart in Photoshop that satisfies publishers’ requirements

By Request Only


Intermediate Photoshop Objectives
This workshop is a continuation of Photoshop Basics offering a more in-depth exploration of this application’s functions. Topics include: Automate functions, History Palette, Layers, layout and preparing images for use in MS Office applications. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups. It is highly advised that Participants have an understanding of Photoshop or have attended the Photoshop Basics workshop to attend this workshop.

This workshop will review the following topics:
• Using Automate functions to:
Batch rename image files
Create contact sheets
Record and use Actions for repetitive tasks
• Using the History palette to undo selective changes
• Inserting guides and grids for layout
• Utilizing layers

By Request Only


Photoshop
Want to create a digital image collection for teaching and publishing? This hands-on workshop covers each step of the process - from digitizing images to managing files for all possible output types. We'll use Adobe Photoshop on the Windows operating system.

Schedule It


Photoshop Basics for Teaching and Publication
This workshop will focus on the steps involved with manipulating digital images for teaching and publishing. Participants will be shown each step of the process—from digitizing images to managing files for all possible output types. Due to the limited number of site licenses for this program, participants will do hands-on work in small groups.

This workshop will review the following topics:
• Differences in image requirement for print and display
• Settings for adjusting image resolution
• Cropping and resizing images
• Manipulating color including modes and saturation
• Applying labels to images
• Saving images in different file formats

By Request Only


TEACHING & LEARNING:

    Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Designer: Create an Impact with Visuals
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 11/30/2017
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Created as a series, but designed as discrete workshops, this eight part series focuses improving communication and presentation skills. Each workshop will focus on a finite skill required for effective communication. Each workshop begins with a mini-lecture on a specific communication or public speaking skill and then guides participants through a series of activities designed to highlight the skill while also providing strategies for later use.

    These sessions are interactive and experiential. The only way to confront the fear of public speaking or to improve communication skills is to practice. These workshops provide opportunities for practice and attempt to alleviate anxiety around public speaking though the process of desensitization and laughter.

    Participants are invited to attend all of the sessions or select the workshop(s) of most interest in need.

    Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Designer: Create an Impact with Visuals

    Visuals matter. Designers understand the importance of aesthetics and how to use visual elements to set a tone or elicit a response. Communicators could benefit from borrowing a few design principles to improve the now ubiquitous PowerPoint (PPT) presentation, This workshop focuses on a handful of design principles that will elevate the look and feel of PPT presentations to make the message pop. Participants will apply the highlighted design principles to a selection of PPT slides to evaluate the good, bad, ugly and possible fixes.

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
    • Discuss the importance of visually appealing materials that complement a presentation
    • Identify key design considerations in preparing visual materials
    • Identify common errors in PPT design

    Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Race Car Driver: Respond on the Fly (to Q& A)
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 12/7/2017
    Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Created as a series, but designed as discrete workshops, this eight part series focuses improving communication and presentation skills. Each workshop will focus on a finite skill required for effective communication. Each workshop begins with a mini-lecture on a specific communication or public speaking skill and then guides participants through a series of activities designed to highlight the skill while also providing strategies for later use.

    These sessions are interactive and experiential. The only way to confront the fear of public speaking or to improve communication skills is to practice. These workshops provide opportunities for practice and attempt to alleviate anxiety around public speaking though the process of desensitization and laughter.

    Participants are invited to attend all of the sessions or select the workshop(s) of most interest in need.


    Communicate Like a Pro--Think Like a Race Car Driver: Respond on the Fly (to Q& A)

    A casual observer of a FormulaOne or NASCAR event has witnessed decision-making that takes place in milliseconds and can change the outcome of the race. Professional drivers must plan for and be prepared to act in the face of the “unknown” as it unfolds. Similarly, good communicators plan and prepare for the “unknown” of a Q&A session. Speakers can anticipate and prepare for likely questions in advance by carefully analyzing points of disagreement or contention or through consideration of the audience and its key concerns. This workshop focuses on the dreaded Q&A session and provides tips and techniques for successfully navigating the final minutes of a communication experience.

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
    1. Discuss the role and function of a Q&A session in professional settings
    2. Develop a plan for facilitating an effective Q&A session
    3. Apply at least two techniques for responding to the Q&A session

    Active Teaching, Engaging Minds
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 1/17/2018
    Time: 9:00am – 10:30pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Active teaching is an umbrella term used to identify a variety of teaching strategies. It includes most anything that students do in a classroom other than passively listening to an instructor’s lecture. Research demonstrates active learning improves students' understanding and retention of information and can be very effective in developing higher order cognitive skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Active learning, however, presents challenges and requires re-thinking the classroom space and traditional roles.

    This interactive workshop will:
    • summarize the impact of active teaching on student learning
    • demonstrate a handful of active teaching strategies
    • discuss some challenges to adopting active teaching techniques


    Creating a Learner-Centered Environment
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 1/29/2018
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    The educator’s role is undergoing a change in the 21st century. This transformation is, due in part to the information explosion, educational technologies, calls for accountability and demonstrations of student learning, and a growing body of evidence-based practices that document effective pedagogy. As a result, the instructional paradigm is giving way to the leaner-centered paradigm.

    Workshop participants will explore the paradigm shift and how the different approaches impact the way we approach the classroom in several key dimensions. Using short vignettes to illustrate the different dimensions, participants will be asked to imagine how adoption of a learner-centered dimension changes their approach to the classroom.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Summarize developments that allowed for growth of learner-centered paradigm
    • Identify key differences between the instructional and the learner-centered paradigms
    • Classify course practices and policies as more/less student-centered.


    Facilitating Discussions 101
    Instructor: Julie Phillips, PhD
    Date: 3/8/2018
    Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Teaching through discussion rather than lecture presents unique set of opportunities and challenges for instructors. This workshop explores the power of discussion as a teaching tool and offers advice on strategies for incorporating discussion into in small, medium or large course environments.

    This experiential workshop will assist instructors in setting expectations for student preparation and involvement, developing a strategy for initiating conversations, and skills for sustaining and advancing a discussion. Participants will practice developing questions that launch productive discussions, effectives responses for probing responses and a sampling of discussion techniques for small or large groups.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Identify two ways to initiative a discussion in class
    • Describe key characteristics of good discussion questions
    • Explain two techniques for engaging learners in discussion


WRITING FOR PUBLICATION:

    Key Steps in Writing--and Publishing--Your Manuscript
    Instructor: Jennifer Wilson, MS
    Date: 12/5/2017
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Location: SML 200A
    (Register for this workshop)

    This presentation provides advice on how to be more organized and less overwhelmed when you write your next manuscript. It also focuses on key elements of manuscript writing, with a focus on engaging an editor’s attention.

    Upon completion of this session, participants will:
    • Know the key points to keep in mind when starting their next manuscript
    • Know what parts of the manuscript readers are most likely to see, and how to improve them
    • Know how to use a systematic approach to writing the body of the paper

    5 Habits Of Successful Writers — and Ways To Foster Them In Your Own Writing
    Instructor: Jennifer Wilson, MS
    Date: 3/19/2018
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott Memorial Library, Room 200A, Center City Campus
    (Register for this workshop)

    Few of us ever learn how to write with consistency and fluency, and yet being able to do so can mean the difference between being a highly regarded researcher and one who is overlooked. Studies have shown that successful writers practice specific habits that help them flourish and make the process of writing less mysterious. This workshop will focus on these habits and provide practical advice for fostering them in your own writing.

    Upon completion of this session, participants will:
    • Know 5 habits of successful writers
    • Understand how they improve the writing process
    • Learn practical ways to integrate these habits to achieve their own writing goals



ONLINE TUTORIALS:

Evidence-Based Medicine Tutorial
Learn how to get to the heart of an article, determine if it's useful and apply it to patient care.

Copyright & Fair Use Guidelines
This workshop will provide basic information about copyright and guidelines for classroom use of published materials. Fair use doctrine and its application in a university setting will also be addressed.