But that's not what I want to talk about. Instead, I want to do some positive reflection.
What I learned from this EndNote class was:
- I can teach even when the technology fails me - even on a platform as reliant on the technology as EndNote
- The use of other (old school) media like a white board, can really save you when technology fails :-)
- having a handout with even a very basic layout of what you're going to teach is invaluable
- Being forced away from the computer and out from behind the podium can really enhance your teaching - you engage more with the class and can show them individually how to get to things HOWEVER the downside is this can be very time consuming
- EndNote really isn't intuitive. File - New doesn't give you a new reference. It's References - New Reference. Which you don't know if it's not in front of you and you're not an EndNotePhile.
- I know EndNote better than I thought I did
- I know EndNote better than the students learning it from me
- MPOW has EXCELLENT EndNote resources
- my colleagues are very supportive