McGoogan News

New books available: instruction and elearning

  • Design for how people learn Julie Dirksen. LB 1060 D599d 2012
  • E-learning and the science of instruction: proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning Ruth C. Clark, Richard E. Mayer. LB 1024 C5921e 2011
  • E-learning by design by William Horton. LB 1024 H8231e 2012
  • Essentials of online course design: a standards-based guide Marjorie Vai and Kristen Sosulski. LB 1044 V128e 2011
  • Handbook of online learning editors, Kjell Erik Rudestam, Judith Schoenholtz-Read LB 2395 H2361 2010
  • How learning works: seven research-based principles for smart teaching Susan A. Ambrose [and others] ; foreword by Richard E. Mayer LB 1025 H8471 2010
  • Interprofessional e-learning and collaborative work: practices and technologies [edited by] Adrian Bromage … [et al.]. LB 1044.87 In619 2010
  • Introduction to rubrics: an assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning Dannelle D. Stevens, Antonia Levi ; foreword by Barbara E. Walvoord. LB 3063 S8441i 2013
  • Learning on demand: how the evolution of the web is shaping the future of learning by Reuben Tozman. LB 1044.87 T757L 2012
  • Make it stick: the science of successful learning Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger, Mark A. McDaniel. LB 1060 B8771m 2014
  • Mastering the instructional design process: a systematic approach William J. Rothwell and H.C. Kazanas HF 5549.5 R848m 2008
  • Preparing instructional objectives: a critical tool in the development of effective instruction Robert F. Mager. LB 1027.4 M192p 1997
  • Rapid video development for trainers: how to create learning videos fast and affordably Jonathan Halls HF 5549.5 H193r 2012
  • Teaching digital natives: partnering for real learning Marc Prensky ; foreword by Stephen Heppell. LB 1027.23 P926t 2010

From the archives: Run to 101, COM Centennial

Submitted by John Schleicher

On Tuesday, September 30, 1980, 20 University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine students gathered at Henry, Nebraska, on the Wyoming border, at 6:40 a.m. to begin the 480 mile, “Run to 101.”

The students, almost all of whom are native Nebraskans and in their second year of medical school, relayed an official Olympic torch across the state, from Henry to Omaha, to symbolize the statewide importance of the College of Medicine’s first 100 years. The students covered approximately 80 miles per day.

Other students drove to a number of towns along the runners’ route to talk to high school students on health career opportunities available at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dinners were planned along the “Run to 101″ route in Scottsbluff, Ogallala, North Platte, Kearney, Grand Island, and Columbus in honor of the College of Medicine.

The students arrived at the medical center campus on October 5, at 4:15 p.m. At this time the eternal flame of the centennial sculpture was lit.

Centennial run

Front Row (left to right): John Lortz, Brad Rodgers, Kevin O’Dell, Dennis Bozarth, Garth Asay, Doug Treptow, Doug Ebers, Norma Jean Fuelberth

Back Row (left to right): Mike Murphy, Ed Fobben, Jeff David, John Skoumal, Doug Long, Jay Matzke, Richard McChane, Jerry Wolford, Scott Haswell, Scott Howe, Evan Blanchard.

Friends of the Library newsletter and information

The latest issue of Focus on Friends, the newsletter of the Friends of the UNMC McGoogan Library of Medicine, is now available. This issue includes a message from the library director, stories on the library’s involvement in digital archiving and publishing, collaboration with the School of Allied Health Professions, and news from around the library.

What are the Friends?

“The Friends of the McGoogan Library are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the level of services for all of our users, understanding that, without supplemental funds, even the basics are difficult to sustain.” —–Leon S. McGoogan, M.D. (1900-1993)

Friends of the McGoogan Library of Medicine share a belief that the library is the heart of the educational, research and clinical accomplishments at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Started as an informal group in 1979 by Dr. Leon S. McGoogan, whose generous spirit was matched only by his commitment to excellence, the Friends group provides the extra support required to keep up with the complex demands on the library.

For more information about the Friends and to learn how to become a Friend of the Library, visit http://www.unmc.edu/library/about/friends.html.

In the library with a study dragon

Submitted by Dawn Wilson

Need a little motivation to get you through all these tests?

Feeling a little lonely and think a study buddy could help?

Don’t trust yourself to study as long and as hard as you need?

These problems are all easily solved! All you need is to adopt a study dragon. Study dragons are extremely supportive; all you have to do is try your hardest. But. (Dun-dStudy Dragonsun-dun, says the scary music cue.) But, if you do not try your hardest, if you slack off even though you know deep down you should be studying instead of playing that video game, your dragon will know. And because they are carnivorous and breathe fire, the dragon will light you on fire and eat you.

Now, if that’s not motivation, we don’t know what is.

The History of the Study Dragon

Study dragons love being part of the medical sciences field because that’s where they were originally created. Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Kara who had osteosarcoma. (It’s okay, she’s healthy now!) A McGoogan Library staff member named Steven traveled halfway across the globe several times to sit with her in the hospital. Steven was best friends with Kara’s dad, so he went to remain calm and supportive during treatments, and to sit up with Kara all night long so her parents could sleep. When they got bored, they did crafts—and poof! Suddenly they were surrounded by Guardian Dragons.

Kara and Steven made Guardian Dragons during her treatments and gave them away to the other children in the hospital to watch over them.

Steven brought the dragons back to the library. The dragons realized that the health sciences students needed their support, too. Going through school can be difficult, lonely, frustrating, and a plethora of other negative emotions—but it’s all going to be worth it. The study dragons invaded the library to remind you that it’ll all be okay, because there are people who are going to need your help; just keep trying your hardest!

Adopt your dragon (or a sheep) at the Ask Us desk—and do try not to spill condiments on yourself over lunch.

**DISCLAIMER: Library Staff cannot be held responsible for the actions of a study dragon.

Study Sheep