Meet LibCal - a calendaring web app made just for libraries! LibCal lets you manage event registrations, help schedule patron research appointments, and manage room reservations in one easy to use package.
"We had learned that learning to collaborate ought to be collaborative -- the teams should interact with the other students in the class as co-responsible learners during the collaboration process, not just as an audience for the final product..."
"There are lots of ways of publishing content onto the web, and if you look at the relative popularity of, say, WordPress vs Tumblr vs Twitter, then it’s easy to come to the conclusion that the easier you make it to publish, the more popular you’re going to be. But at Tumblr, at least, there’s something else very interesting going on: according to Karp, there are 9 curators for every creator on his site..."
If you’re an educator at a university, college, or K-12 school, now you have an easy way to design and distribute complete courses featuring audio, video, books, and other content. And students and lifelong learners can experience your courses for free through a powerful new app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
"But sometimes I wonder whether schooling’s distortions can be overcome–or to put it another way, whether school can create within itself spaces for deschooling, moments of release from the dead hands of “rigor” and professorial imitation. Where is the recess for the mind, the space in which freedom within a general sense of direction and purpose can elicit self-surprise, emergent phenomena, essayistic discovery?"
"LibAnswers is an affordable reference (ask-a-librarian) platform with a built-in knowledge base - it has everything you need to improve your reference service, while saving you time and money. Users search the knowledge base of answered questions and the auto-suggest feature points them to the right answer before they even finish typing their question. If they can’t find what they need users can submit their own questions, so the knowledge base grows as new questions are answered."
Most people picture human memory as something resembling a secure metal vault into which we cram our valuable—and not so valuable—thoughts for safekeeping. The people with the biggest vaults, then, can keep the most stuff.
TED Talks What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.
"If you would like to participate in this awareness campaign, Flickr is letting members darken their photos — or the photos of others — for a 24-hour period to deprive the web of the rich content that makes it thrive. Your symbolic act will help draw attention to this issue and let others know about the potential harmful impacts of these bills..."