Me in class today: "Remember that JSTOR only digitizes a limited number of journals in each discipline. For example, in the subject of history, there are only...over 5,000... Ok, that's actually a crapton, but..."
Student: "I can't read the page of this book I need because the page is, like, connected?" Explained about the way books used to be printed while taking her back to preservation to have the page slit. :)
So here's my engaging activity for this afternoon's class (for PhD student of prof who wanted more engagement in instruction): when we do the "think up keywords for your topic" portion of the class, I will have them type their search into a Google form. then i'll copy & paste all their searches into a Wordle. Then I'll search the big words from the
Kinda stressful/awkward doing a one-shot for grad-level instructional design class. I kept wanting to say, "Sure, I could get away with incorporating more active learning into this session if you were really my students, but I promise that it would only lead to resentment and boredom in this situation. Personal evidence-based, yo."