This time, I would like to answer another frequent question I’m often asked on this topic: when is it okay not to use a reference management software?
Today’s link round-up is going to be all about teaching, from preparing to teach a class for the first time to adding interactivity and games, to supervising students.
And if you have other links on the topic, do add them in the comments!
Let’s start with some of my favourite links from the past few months.
Teaching is like walking in Jurassic Park. (Do I really need to say more to get you click that link?!)
On the elusive art of creating teachable moments.
Some thoughts about a possible “teacher-track” leading to tenure.
I do think that one of the things that are missing most in the field of literature reviews are some accounts of how others did it. It’s so inspiring to see the paths that others have already taken to do something you’re about to do too!
It’s in that spirit that I started the series “How did she do it?”. My first interview was with Wendy Burleson, a teacher-librarian and Masters’ student.
This time, I got the chance to interview Maha Bali about her literature review process.
I don’t know about you about I’m still on this back-to-school vibe, and it’s probably going to last all of September. So today I wanted this link round-up to be around the theme of productivity. Because, in my opinion, there hardly is a better time to get back on the productivity wagon than September!
Let’s start with this funny, illustrated article, in which Alice Violett discusses how you can be productive while still not working *all the time*.
A good reality check if you’ve been reading too many scarily excessive productivity advice!
Do you know the difference between disruptions and distractions? Understanding this will help you form a better strategy to enhance your productivity.
“The last 5%”: a great article about having a hard time finishing up projects.
There are dozen of reference management software out there. And they all do more or less the same thing.
The competition being fierce, the differences have been smoothed out over the years and what made a software’s uniqueness has often been copied by the others.
EndNote has lost his status of “most reliable one”.
Mendeley is not the only “social one” anymore.
Zotero is not the only one to be free and open source.
And dozens of other options have sprouted up on the market.
So how do you choose?
For this first link round-up of September, I couldn’t help but take this back-to-school feeling of ink smell and fresh notebooks as a theme.
So let’s celebrate together the end of summer and the start of the fall semester!