Category Archives: Instruction

Winter Warmer Series in the HIL

cover of book How Learning Works

7 principles – 7 presenters – 7 faculties


The Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Learning (CETL) is offering a new series of 7 sessions based on the book How Learning Works – Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose et al. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010).

Each session features one of the 7 principles. The 7 presenters come from 7  faculties, and each presenter is free to design the session as s/he wishes.

Find full details about the sessions, including descriptions and times.

All sessions will be in the Milham Room of the Harriet Irving Library.

Sessions are open and free, but pre-registration is required.

Digitization Basics Workshop – Feb. 18th

Instructors: Mike Meade and Erik Moore

Date: 18 February 2017, 1pm – 4pm

Location: Harriet Irving Library, Milham Room (#100)

Why digitize a photograph, historic primary text, or a collection of objects? Join Erik Moore and Mike Meade, of UNB Libraries’ Centre for Digital Scholarship, in exploring some fundamental tools and skills of digitization. Whether you’re an undergraduate assigned a digitization project, a grad student augmenting a thesis or dissertation, or a researcher fulfilling part of a Tri-Agency grant, this workshop will help you consider numerous aspects of artifact digitization, including identifying your intended audience, dealing with limitations of available equipment, producing high-quality images for the web, developing metadata, using and re-using your digitized work, and considering your digital project’s life cycle. We’ll also give you an inside look at digital imaging operations in the Centre for Digital Scholarship, and provide you with some resources for further exploration.

To register, visit http://www.unbtls.ca/events/

Fundamentals in Digital Scholarship is a new series of free workshops hosted by UNB Libraries’ Centre for Digital Scholarship, and aimed at introducing the UNB community to current topics, tools, and techniques in digital scholarship. For more information on the series, please contact Erik Moore (ecmoore@unb.ca).

Introduction to R: A Language for Statistical Computing

introtorR is an environment for statistical computing and graphics.

This one-day workshop, organized by the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit, will provide a brief introduction for new users, with a focus on practical applications:

  • R syntax and objects (e.g. matrices, data frames)
  • Importing, exporting, and manipulating data
  • Creating and using functions
  • Basic plotting and data analysis

Participants are not expected to have any previous experience working with R, but should have some familiarity with basic data manipulation and statistical analysis in other software, such as SAS, SPSS, S-PLUS, or STATA. Computers are available on-site; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.


Date & Time:
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 (9am-4pm)
Location:
Data/GIS Lab (Rm 310)
Harriet Irving Library [map]
UNB Fredericton campus
5 MacAulay Lane
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H5


REGISTER for this free workshop.

 

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Report of Survey on Library Resources Now Available

A survey was conducted by UNB Libraries in Spring 2016 seeking information on the use of library resources for research and teaching. Participation by faculty was high, and the feedback from the survey confirmed the importance placed on Library-provided access to critical journals and books. The survey results also revealed a growing dependence on streaming video for classroom teaching and a growing acceptance of ebooks. The survey findings have been compiled and the report has been posted to //lib.unb.ca/collections/. UNB Libraries are grateful to all those who took the time to complete the survey.

Copyright–Images in the Classroom

A new addition to the copyright webpage covers the use of images in the classroom. For the purposes of class instruction, faculty can rely on the public domain, licenced resources, fair dealing, and educational exceptions to deliver images to students.

The video tutorial on Images in the Classroom further explains how to utilize images within the limits of copyright legislation and licences.


For more information about copyright at UNB, see UNB Libraries’ Copyright Links:

Alternately, contact the Copyright Office by email copyright@unb.ca or by phone (506-447-3378).