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EDCI 521: Technology for the 21st Century Teacher: Welcome!

This guide is an information portal featuring library resources to support EDCI 521: Technology for the 21st Century Teacher.

Welcome to the EDCI 521 LibGuide

What are LibGuides?

LibGuides are a content management and information sharing system used to "curate knowledge and share information by creating online guides on any topic, subject, course, on any process, on anything" (Springshare). This LibGuide features Ashland University Library resources selected and developed for the library module in EDCI 521: Technology for the 21st Century Teacher.

What will I find in this LibGuide?

In this LibGuide, basic skills for utilizing available library resources and information are presented. Explore this LibGuide to locate library databases and use OneSearch; discover fundamental article evaluation guidelines; investigate OhioLINK, Google Scholar, and ERIC as research tools; examine citation, plagiarism, and copyright resources; take a virtual tour of the main campus Instructional Resource Center and review information about TERC, Elyria's Teacher Education Resource Center; and access EDCI 521 E-Reserves.

How do I use this LibGuide?

Choose one of the tabs at the top of the page. Navigate in the order presented or select a topic of particular interest, there is no "wrong way" to use this guide.

  • Several tabs have drop down menus with additional information.  Select one to view.
  • AU Library: IRC, Elyria TERC, and Education Journals, located with Evaluate Sources, are external links that leave this guide. They will open in a new window / tab in your browser.
  • AU Library and OhioLINK online tabs present database links that require authentication for off campus use.


Is this guide available after I complete the class?

LibGuides are located outside of Blackboard Learn environment; as such they are available to you before, during, and after course completion. LibGuides are consistently updated, be sure to book mark this page for future use and introduction of new resources.


Springshare (2013). LibGuides by Springshare. Retrieved from

Using the course LibGuide

Technology for the 21st Century Teacher

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"This course provides teachers with an overview of online learning and introduces key technologies that may be utilized to be a more effective teacher and learner. The basic technology tools for everyday learning, researching, communication, and collaboration will be reviewed." -- EDCI 521, AU Course Catalog