Saturday, July 5, 2008

Student Response System--'Clickers'

A Turning Technologies representative will be on campus July 9 at 9 am in LTC 219. If you can make time, please join us!

This student response system is designed to help engage the computer generation. It can be used for everything from taking attendance, checking if students understood the reading, verifying if students understood the main concepts, giving you a sense of students' base knowledge, etc. The two Semester Research project managed by the Reed Group, LLC in partnership with Thomson Learning, Turning Technologies and the University of Illinois found that 87% of students were more likely to attend class and 72% more students were likely to participate in class.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


2 New Trials:
CQ Global Researcher and IBISWorld

Access these new trials directly from our trial databases page.

CQ Global Researcher: Modeled after the award-winning CQ Researcher, CQ Global Researcher provides students with definitive, in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints. Available exclusively online, CQ Global Researcher offers focused, readable, single-topic reports on vital world issues.  During this trial CQ Global reports are available through our CQ Researcher platform, check the right hand sidebar.

IBISWorld: "...provides independent, accurate, comprehensive, and up to date research on over 700 industries, including statistics, analysis and forecasts. We also have reports on  8000 companies, as well as Risk Rating Reports on every industry."