I have been on the Transliteracy bandwagon for some time now, following the Bobbi Newman (and significant others) Libraries and Transliteracy blog with interest. I have two pressing concerns with T...
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This is a comprehensive artile from by Charles Hamaker
Perhaps the greatest impediment for the transition from the tradition of the printed book to the ebook comes from the malleability of the etext. While it might not matter to the occasional or recreational reader, the ebook presents a host of challenges for the role of the book as transmitter, carrier, and shaper of our written word cultural heritage.
[I]f Google or the applicable copyright holder loses the rights to provide you any Digital Content, Google will cease serving such Digital Content to you and you may lose the ability to use such Digital Content.
"Let’s focus on the resulting element — the “collective intelligence”. Think about it as billions of human brains working using future super computers as a platform. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Srini Devadas described “collective intelligence” as consisting of two pillars: cloud computing and crowd computing. Cloud computing is using the Internet as a platform and making access to information available to everyone. Crowd computing, according to him, involves the analysis of information into “collective intelligence” far beyond what we have today."
Via Howard Rheingold
Question 5 of 18 - Is a Community of Practice today different to what it was ten years ago? Recorded November 2010 at the School of Education, University of ...
Wegner is a pioneer who continues to develop the idea of a CoP in the evolved landscape of easy to find social networks. It's good to listen to the pioneers! ~ Dennis
Via Justine Hughes
Presentation given at WebCom Montreal, November 16, 2011...
Pay particular attention to the comments on editorializing curated content as a value added service.
Also notice the information on Twitter curation and the perils of simply re-tweeting.
The social layer has settled on the web like a dusting of multicolored snowflakes, gracing every story with a little menagerie of sharing counts and buttons. Once basic standards of content publishing were established, basic standards of sharing had to be as well, the internet being as it is a medium of information transmission. First you get the content, then you move it around. We’re still working on the moving around part.
Another layering we’ve seen is the layering of the internet onto the real world. Location-based networking, maps, deals, all that. As soon as we had the ability to tell the world where we were, that information was naturally integrated into our services.
Yet another combination is emerging: the layering of reference and context onto the information you read. What this even comprises is difficult to say exactly, but MIT Media Lab grad student Daniel Schultz (@slifty) has one idea: a browser script that automatically checks what you’re reading against reliable, substantiated facts. It’s a simple idea with innumerable approaches, problems, and implications — which means we’ll probably be dealing with it for a long time
Knowledge Management ideas and models from Nick Milton of Knoco - sometimes provocative, but always grounded in experience.
We were talking about knowledge transfer between two people, and the power of questions in eliciting knowledge. And she said "as a librarian, I have been taught, and made it a habit over many years, never to accept the first question".
Teaching is the best job in the world. You help people. You spend your work life energy participating in an endlessly fascinating process. You also get paid to learn.
Online teaching adds geographical independence and a big dose of entrepreneurship to the life of a teacher. I’ve found that to be a very good thing.
As the program advisor and instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program, I teach online classes every semester. Another very important part of my job is helping people find work.
I try to keep our students informed of new jobs as I find them. However, when I search I find thousands of online teaching jobs. I can’t republish them all on my E-Learning and Online Teaching Jobs Blog. Instead, I want to show you where you can find those job leads for yourself.
I’m convinced, that at this very moment, the perfect online teaching job is waiting for any talented teacher with the right combination of subject matter skills, e-learning training and professional networking.
Full Text: Report - Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity - May 2011...
The amount of data in our world has been exploding and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus, according to research by MGI and McKinsey's Business Technology Office. Leaders in every sector will have to grapple with the implications of big data, not just a few data-oriented managers. The increasing volume and detail of information captured by enterprises, the rise of multimedia, social media, and the Internet of Things will fuel exponential growth in data for the foreseeable future.
Google has come a long way since it started as a research project in 1996, and it may only be just getting started. The company posted a video and timeline that highlight the evolution of Google and hint at what to expect from the search engine giant in the future.
The video, called “The Evolution of Search in Six Minutes,” is a follow-up clip from one that Google posted earlier this year that shared the methodology behind search ranking and evaluation.
This workshop explores the possibilities and potential for using social, collaborative, and interactive technologies across the curriculum. From online book clubs and virtual literature circles to local history wikis and personal, information inquiry blogs, you'll find dozens of practical ideas to enrich your school library media program.
Via Miss Noor , slesch
Links to resources on literacies of all kinds
In Intelligence Reframed Howard Gardner contends that "literacies, skills, and disciplines ought to be pursued as tools that allow us to enhance our understanding of important questions, topics, and themes." Today's readers become literate by learning to read the words and symbols in today's world and its antecedents. They analyze, compare, evaluate and interpret multiple representations from a variety of disciplines and subjects, including texts, photographs, artwork, and data. They learn to choose and modify their own communication based on the rhetorical situation. Point of view is created by the reader, the audience and the medium.
Because of the proliferation of new technologies, the younger generation today is outgrowing traditional forms of education – remember pencils, chalkboards, textbooks and graphing calculators? (Are We Wired for Mobile Learning?
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Information Fluency is a refined set of problem solving skills that exercise our critical thinking abilities. The strategies proposed in this article can easily be applied to the search process. Indeed, the search process and the evaluation of data is a natural part of any problem solving process. ~ Dennis
Here are 10 strategies you can use to see problems from many different perspectives and master what is the most important step in problem solving: clearly defining the problem in the first place! [Also includes some useful links to help with this.]
Via Nik Peachey, Gust MEES
At the School Library Journal Leadership Summit 2011, Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie looked at the “state of reading” in the digital age by going through (Check out this SlideShare presentation : Reading, Writing, & Research in the Digital ...)...
Reading as a social contact sport? Provocative ideas and interesting statistics and graphics make this slide show worth clicking through!
Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
The shift to a noisier and more interactive library model is relatively new in U.S. public school systems.
Buffy Hamilton seems to be redefining what it means to be a librarian. She’s active on Twitter, maintains a blog about being a “modern school librarian” and frequently travels around the country and world to speak about her model. Creekview’s was the only school-based library that won a 2011 American Library Association award for having a cutting-edge technology service, Media 21, that could be replicated by other school libraries around the country.
Via Jim Lerman
We create economic value out of information when we figure out an effective strategy that includes aggregating, filtering and connecting.
"So, the real question is, how do we design filters that let us find our way through this particular abundance of information? And, you know, my answer to that question has been: the only group that can catalog everything is everybody. One of the reasons you see this enormous move towards social filters, as with Digg, as with del.icio.us, as with Google Reader, in a way, is simply that the scale of the problem has exceeded what professional catalogers can do. But, you know, you never hear twenty-year-olds talking about information overload because they understand the filters they’re given. You only hear, you know, forty- and fifty-year-olds taking about it, sixty-year-olds talking about because we grew up in the world of card catalogs and TV Guide. And now, all the filters we’re used to are broken and we’d like to blame it on the environment instead of admitting that we’re just, you know, we just don’t understand what’s going on."Publish
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Today’s youth inhabit new digital spaces that seem foreign to many adults. These spaces offer unprecedented opportunities for interpersonal connection, but community can break down when people are emboldened by anonymity through pathways that are fast and highly public. Interested in how teens and adults view these ethically charged issues, our partner organizations convened a three-week long series of online conversations with more than 150 parents, teachers, and teens.
Our analysis of these conversations revealed that adults exhibited stronger and more consistent patterns of moral and ethical thinking than youth, who tended to show greater concern for the personal consequences of their online actions. These findings suggest that adults have an important role to play in helping teens to become responsible digital citizens.
NETS 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d. process data and report results.
Carol Collier Kuhlthau (2010) Guided Inquiry: School Libraries in the 21st Century, School Libraries Worldwide, January 2010, Volume 16, Number 1, 17-28
Link to full text research paper.