December 6, 2013
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching
Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor’s curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution’s learning management system.
All, never expected to have this book make CHOICE's OATs selection for 2014. Thanks for all your efforts with getting this work published between JB & ACRL.
Going With Gamification or Giving Up? – #blendedlib #edtech #highered #ACRL #libraries
We experimented with gamification here at the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community – though not too successfully. It was great to learn about Credly and how to integrate it into our Community.
2016 Higher Education Technology Conferences provided by Unizin
Here is a short list of edtech conferences for 2016 that can help you keep up with the tech. trends in Higher Ed.
Collaboratoriums the future of the library #edtech #libraries #highered #ALA #ACRL
Libraries have long functioned as collaboration hubs - should we brand them the collaboratoriums for the digital age?
December 14, 2015
3D printing in libraries advances education and entrepreneurship #edtech #libraries #ALA #Highered
Libraries are now the leading place where the public accesses 3D printers. Whether it’s to provide increased opportunities for children to experiment with new technologies or encourage new technology-based innovation in small business, policymakers should look to include libraries in their policies and programs.
November 4, 2015
Why is it? More Than Incremental Change #edtech #libraries #highered #blendedlibs
This is a recording of the live BL webcast on 10/22. Learn about the most significant trends in edtech, highlight responses in the form of emerging R&D models and examine two questions: How can we intentionally design universities & libraries to change fast–even as fast as the needs of students themselves are changing? And what is the role of edtech organizations–either for-profit or not–in these sandboxes?
When talking to instructors about what information literacy is, I'm not the biggest fan of referring to its commonly accepted definition: "Information literacy is the ability to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." Why? Because in order to embrace it, support it, and implement…
Prospective online students may not be thinking about these resources, but they could be a key to success.
Nice to see academic libraries make the national news!
October 28, 2015
Interactive Open Educational Resources Infographic #OER #edtech #highered #libraries
My shared presentation @ Bucknell on 10/7/15 Enjoy!
October 1, 2015
Library 2.015 Conference #lib2015 #libraries #acrl #edtech #ala #BLibrarians
The Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 from 7am - 8pm US Pacific / 10am - 11pm US Eastern.
This is a free international, online conference that anyone who works in a library should consider attending.
September 11, 2015
Students & Instructors on Library Use: Infographic #edtech #acrl #libraries #highered
College students and instructors provide their insights on library use, the value of libraries, and research skills.
The gap between students and faculty perspectives is a valuable tool for libraries to market their services and instruction and glean insight into their value.
Several higher education learning and assessment professionals discuss the difficulties of measuring learning.
What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries? The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition examines key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in technology for their impact on academic and research libraries worldwide.
As proof positive that, even with their superior powers of observation and vision, librarians can’t predict the future, the planners for the American Library Association 2015 annual conference definitely underestimated how many people would be attending the program Look into the Crystal Ball: Future Directions for Higher Education and Academic Libraries, sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section (ACRL ULS). Every seat was filled, as well as all available floor space, with attendees eager to hear the panel’s thoughts on what the future may hold for academic libraries.
This is a great Seth Godin quote. Technology enables more connections than ever. Those connections allow us to learn and create. If you are interested in learning more about the connections between design, technology, & libraries join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community.
June 23, 2015
Libraries @ the intersection of innovation... #libraries #ACRL #BLibrarians #education #highered
Quote from 2015 PALCI Annual Meeting Highlights Webinar.
I wish every president, provost, dean or chancellor had this perspective on the future of the academic libraries. Blended librarians believe in innovation, creativity, and collaboration by design.
I will be presenting this today as a Library 2.013 pre-conference event, Connected Librarians Day. Hope you see you online.
Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.
I just gave this virtual presentation at the XXV BRAZILIAN CONGRESS OF LIBRARIANSHIP, DOCUMENTATION AND SCIENCE OF THE INFORMATION.
June 9, 2015
Becoming Open Ed. Leaders | Webcast Recording #edtech #education #highered #libraries #acrl
Recorded on Thursday, May 28, 2015 this webcast presentation and discussion with Quill West speaks to the importance of academic librarians fostering an institutional culture that embraces open education as their institutions recognize that textbook costs create a significant barrier to students’ access to education. Librarians in Washington State are taking a leadership role in college-wide efforts to adopt alternatives to textbooks by engaging in a Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) Grant administered by the Washington State Library/Office of the Secretary of State.
May 14, 2015
Becoming Open Education Leaders Webinar #edtech #OER #openaccess #highered #education #elearning #acrl
Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community on Thursday, May 28 at 3:00 pm EDT for a free webcast presentation and discussion with Quill West, an open education advocate, librarian, and educator from Washington State. Currently Quill is the Open Education Project Manager at Pierce College. In her webcast, West will speak to the importance of academic librarians fostering an institutional culture that embraces open education as their institutions recognize that textbook costs create a significant barrier to students’ access to education. Librarians in Washington State are taking a leadership role in college-wide efforts to adopt alternatives to textbooks by engaging in a Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) Grant administered by the Washington State Library/Office of the Secretary of State. In the effort to be open education leader, West and colleagues have created a course for librarians on how to serve open education needs. The webcast will address the open education skills that librarians are developing in order to better serve the open education needs of our institutions.
May 15, 2015
7 Things You Should Know About Developments in ID @educause #edtech #highered #designthinking #education
Good quick summary overview of the current state of ID in Higher Ed.