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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!!
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.!
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?



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

Great presentation about the efforts at the Claremont Colleges. Here is a link to the recorded presentation!
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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:!
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!
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.!
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!
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."!
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.

Recorded on March 18, 2014. This video is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 License, the terms of which are available here: http...!
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A shiny new Instructional Design Librarian at California State University shared her story about being a new ID librarian.!
Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, January 23, 2015 1:11 PM

new library position story

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, January 23, 2015 1:12 PM

story on new library position

A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
  1. raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;
  2. gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; 
  3. comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;
  4. thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; and
  5. communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.!
Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 25, 2015 11:06 AM

I like the breakdown presented in this article as well as the emphasis on using apps as critical thinking tools, not just creation tools.

Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 2015 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 2015 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

From Novice to Master… As we learn and develop mastery of a skill, our level of expertise grows and changes with our ability to know when and how to use that knowledge.  In the book How Learning...
John Shank:

This concept has very real implications for how students and faculty alike view information literacy skills and knowledge. #ALA #ALA_ACRL #infolit #blendedlibrarian!
Tony Meehan's curator insight, November 27, 2014 3:03 PM

This model describes 4 levels of mastery using measurements of competence and consciousness.  As novices, we are in a state of “Unconscious Incompetence”, where we don’t recognize what we need to know.  As we gain knowledge and experience, we transition to “Conscious Incompetence,” where we are aware of what we do not know.  Developing further, the third stage is “Conscious Competence,” where most of us remain.  We have considerable ability and knowledge at our craft, yet it is not automatic; we must still think and act deliberately.  The fourth and final stage is mastery, or “Unconscious Competence”.

"Massive, Online, Distance, Self-Directed, Flipped, Blended? Learning models are evolving and changing, and this means new challenges for preservation. With an…
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Slides from the 2014 Charleston Library Conference presentation. #chs14 #edtech #MOOCs #elearing #acrl #ala @IthakaSR!
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Design thinking in higher ed has been a lot of talk, but not much action.
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Do you think we need design thinking in higher ed? #edtech #blendedlearning #elearning #highered @ALA_ACRL @educause!
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This report, funded by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation with additional support from Pearson, examines the attitudes, opinions, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) among teaching faculty in U.S. higher education.

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Enormous implications for the adoption of OERs in Higher Ed. Check David & Phil make great points @opencontent  @PhilOnEdTech #edtech #OERs #OpenAccess #eLearning #ALA!
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Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Learning Objects can be leveraged by libraries to enhance their own instructional efforts as well as build their learning…
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The slides from my recent presentation for the Pennsylvania Library Association College and Research Division committee's Connect & Communicate Series,!
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EDUCAUSE Review Online - As examples from two institutions show, academic libraries can both spur and support innovation in pedagogy and curriculum by actively linking these innovations with library spaces, technologies, services, and staff members.!
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This looks interesting.!
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Noted author David Weinberger discusses topics from his new book, "Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Eve...
John Shank:

This is a very thought provoking talk by David. It shows how technology impacts human perspective.!
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