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.
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.
April 29, 2015
Captivate your students using Open Educational Resources (OERs) #edtech #OERs #elearning #highered #education
Your Students Using Open Educational Resources John D. Shank Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons & Thun Library @ @IDLibrarian & https://www.l…
The slides from my recent seminar @ BCC - Enjoy!
April 20, 2015
2020: Envisioning Higher Education & the Library... webcast now available #edtech #highered #ACRL #education
This forward looking webcast examines the trends and emerging technologies that will impact higher education & academic libraries in the year 2020. Our panelists share their vision of what colleges & universities along with their libraries will look like as well as the trends they will have responded to in order to remain competitive in the new environment.
April 2, 2015
2015 ACRL Environmental Scan #ACRL @ALA_ACRL #acrl2015 @ACRL2015 #edtech #edchat #libraries
Every two years, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee releases an environmental scan of higher education, including developments with the potential for continuing impact on academic libraries. The 2015 environmental scan provides a broad review of the current higher education landscape, with special focus on the state of academic and research libraries. The document builds on earlier ACRL reports, including the Top Trends in Academic Libraries. The 2015 environmental scan is freely available on the ACRL website (PDF).
The beginning of the year brings many “top” lists for what to look for in 2015. So far there’s not much predicting for what looks big for the academic library world. Here’s a shot at it.
March 26, 2015
Cultivating Campus Collaborations #ala #acrl @ALA_ACRL #education #highered #acrl2015
ACRL Discussion Series Webinar for Instruction Coordinators, 6 March 2015.
Great presentation about the efforts at the Claremont Colleges. Here is a link to the recorded presentation https://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/p3asujae6d4/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal
March 30, 2015
The Road to 2020: Envisioning Higher Education & the Library... BL Webcast #edtech #highered #education #ACRL @GdnHigherEd @Edudemic @ALA_ACRL
This forward looking webcast will examine the trends and emerging technologies that will impact higher education & academic libraries in the year 2020. Our panelists will share their vision of what colleges & universities along with their libraries will look like as well as the trends they will have responded to in order to remain competitive in the new environment.
Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community this Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST for a webcast presentation and discussion on what trends will be impacting Higher Ed. & Libraries in 2020. To learn more and register for this free event visit: http://goo.gl/7M1Ekx
March 12, 2015
Reorganizing Restructuring Research Libraries: Strategy and Value #ARL #ACRL #ALA #libraries
Presented as an OCLC Research Webinar 10 March 2015
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
February 13, 2015
Choosing & Using Assessment Management Systems #edtech #acrl #ala #elearning #highered
Assessment & Evaluation are critical for any design process. AMS will become standard across universities in the next couple of years.
February 9, 2015
A Typology of Web 2.0 Learning Technologies | @educause #edtech #elearning #highered #acrl #infolit
A good, comprehensive list of web 2.0 tech that all blended librarians should know. #edtech #elearning #highered #acrl #infolit
"Design thinking focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and rewards out-of-the-box thinking that takes "wild ideas" and transforms them into real-world solutions."