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CamGuides evaluation, testing and editing

This post is by Amanda Hawkes, who along with Sheryl Wombell, organised a comprehensive independent review of the new CamGuides UG resource. With thanks also to Frankie Marsh for designing postcards and other promotional material an example of which is below. Following hot on the heels of the success of CamGuides for Masters students will … Continue reading CamGuides evaluation, testing and editing

CamGuides for Undergraduates is on the horizon

CamGuides is a freely-available, online resource to support students with their transition to a new level of study at the University of Cambridge. In particular, it aims to introduce the information literacy and academic skills they will develop during their degree. In 2018 CamGuides for Master’s was launched. It is now the turn of CamGuides … Continue reading CamGuides for Undergraduates is on the horizon

Helen Murphy wins the Cambridge University Press Technology Enabled Learning Prize for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

If you read this blog and follow us on Twitter you’ll already be very familiar with CamGuides and the wonderful work that Helen and the team achieved to produce the resource in time for the start of the academic year in 2019. And you’ll know that the resource has been well received by all across … Continue reading Helen Murphy wins the Cambridge University Press Technology Enabled Learning Prize for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Creating a curriculum timeline: a story of two pilots

Creating a curriculum timeline: a story of two pilots Image by StockSnap on Pixabay The curriculum mapping group of CILN was tasked with creating a timeline which would help librarians align their information literacy teaching to key ‘events’ across the academic year. Before we tackled obtaining key curriculum deadlines for every subject across Cambridge, we … Continue reading Creating a curriculum timeline: a story of two pilots

Registration for Teaching and Learning for Librarians Now Open

Teaching Skills Peer Support Course (Summer 2016). Photo by Kirstie Preest. Following our announcement about Teaching and Learning for Librarians in April, we are pleased to announce that registration for Cambridge library staff is now open! The course will be 9 months and will focus on enhancing teaching practices, developing a personal philosophy of teaching … Continue reading Registration for Teaching and Learning for Librarians Now Open

Whose impact is it anyway? CamGuides, assessment and learning

One of the biggest challenges for CamGuides for Masters was how to assess its impact. Sure, we could use analytics to look at page views and bounce rate and device type, and so on. I can tell you, for example, from the preliminary stats, that CamGuides for Master’s attracted significant interest – over 25,000 page … Continue reading Whose impact is it anyway? CamGuides, assessment and learning

Do fish ride bicycles? Reflections on the recent CILN workshops

Library staff from across the network met on 15th May for an update on current work, as well as a sneak preview of the brand new Undergraduate version of CamGuides, to be launched this summer. Workshops then looked at measuring the impact of UG CamGuides, developing a Critical Reading workshop, trialing a draft ‘lesson plan’ … Continue reading Do fish ride bicycles? Reflections on the recent CILN workshops