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Several higher education learning and assessment professionals discuss the difficulties of measuring learning.
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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. 

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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.
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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.

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Libraries @ the intersection of innovation... #libraries #ACRL #BLibrarians #education #highered

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Quote from 2015 PALCI Annual Meeting Highlights Webinar.

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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.

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Agnes Adjabeng's curator insight, August 22, 2015 7:53 AM

The new role of the librarian

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. 

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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.

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Good quick summary overview of the current state of ID in Higher Ed.

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Your Students Using Open Educational Resources John D. Shank Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons & Thun Library @ @IDLibrarian & https://www.l
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The slides from my recent seminar @ BCC - Enjoy!

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 29, 2015 7:43 PM

OERs may change the rules of he education game.

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. 

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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).

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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.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 31, 2015 9:36 PM

I wonder what competence-based education is? Were we churning out incompetent people and now think that is not a good idea?

 

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ACRL Discussion Series Webinar for Instruction Coordinators, 6 March 2015.
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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


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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. 

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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
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Griff Lewis's curator insight, March 31, 2015 12:58 PM

Looking forward to this webcast!

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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Julie Price's curator insight, February 20, 2015 10:41 PM

What a great quote. Pass it on to your kids when they set off to school!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 8, 2015 3:35 PM
If you have worked in any educational environment from elementary school, higher education, or corporate training, then you have had students who consistently struggle with a topic, skill, or prerequisite knowledge that they must learn in order to be successful. Likewise, many of those same students struggle to motivate themselves to learn the material they are struggling with.
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Assessment & Evaluation are critical for any design process. AMS will become standard across universities in the next couple of years.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 11, 2015 2:37 AM

Assessments in Librarianship

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A good, comprehensive list of web 2.0 tech that all blended librarians should know. #edtech #elearning #highered #acrl #infolit

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N Kaspar's curator insight, February 10, 2015 1:36 PM

Amazing collection ... Lots there to work with.

Laura Hjerpe's curator insight, March 29, 2015 11:28 AM

List of free Web creation sites

"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."

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vgpascal's curator insight, January 29, 2015 1:32 AM

Pour la formation professionnelle également :-)

Shiban Kak's curator insight, February 2, 2015 3:43 AM

Design should be the basis of Engineering education and bringing in the design focus makes the students understand what problem solving is, what knowledge application within the bounds of constraints is and finally what is meant by the trade off to make an optimal decision. Many of us in the technical education must use the science and philosophy of design to make students learn what engineering is about. Engineers must be creative and generate products & services that benefits humanity and makes life more enjoyable for all but not at the cost of environment as that places the burden of my today's solution on the children's of tomorrow.

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