Predatory publishing and vetting scholarly journals

The Open Access movement has the potential to increase public access to research, create more diverse conversations about new ideas, and completely change the scholarly publishing industry — but that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges to be addressed. Among them is the growth of “predatory publishing,” or the practice of profit-driven or unethical journals preying Read More…

Intro to instructional design

What is instructional design? Looking back at my interview for my position as UW Tacoma’s instructional design librarian, one question stands out: How do you explain instructional design to other people? There is, of course, a short answer. Instructional design is an iterative process that guides the development and delivery of instruction, from the earliest Read More…