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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | eSchool News | eSchool News

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | eSchool News | eSchool News | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.

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For @shirleyg164 and other school librarians

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:39 AM

There are some really good suggestions here for school librarians. Take a look at the list and, as Doug Johnson would say, find your "sacred cows" among them and see what can be changed.

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work


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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, April 23, 12:34 PM

Nice!  Too big for a good infographic, IMO, but nice.  Wait -- will novels all become infographics...?

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, April 30, 1:34 PM

Nice infographic

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, April 30, 1:39 PM

Nice infographic

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A Typology of Web 2.0 Learning Technologies | @educause #edtech #elearning #highered #acrl #infolit

A Typology of Web 2.0 Learning Technologies | @educause #edtech #elearning #highered #acrl #infolit | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it

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John Shank's curator insight, February 9, 9:45 AM

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, 1:36 PM

Amazing collection ... Lots there to work with.

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

List of free Web creation sites

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7... Instructional Strategies for Active Learning | EDUCAUSE @GdnHigherEd #edtech #education #highered #eLearning


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The difference between social learning and social collaboration

The difference between social learning and social collaboration | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right)  I use the term social collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I deliberately chose not to label it social learning. So what is...

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Xerte Sandpit – where to next? | Jisc TechDis Blog

Xerte Sandpit – where to next? | Jisc TechDis Blog | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
As a result of the Jisc TechDis service closing the TechDis Sandpit will no longer exist.

The TechDis sandpit has played an important role in providing practitioners with the power to demonstrate potential and persuade IT teams to install toolkits on local servers.

TechDis are keen that organisations or individuals new to Xerte Toolkits know how they can now get started with Xerte and grow into fully fledged installations. The main options available are listed below:

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, November 7, 2014 6:02 AM

Alistair McNaught discusses the options for setting up Xerte for teachers and institutions 

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Designing a Personal Knowledgebase

"Since so much knowledge is now digital, there is no shortage of material from which I can learn. On the contrary, I’m usually drowning in too much information. But that’s a discussion for another day. For me, right now, the major problem is that I lack an easy and effective system for capturing and recording my learning. My memory alone will not suffice. What I need is a personal knowledgebase, which I define as an external, integrated digital repository for the things I learn and the resources from which they come.


Many have tried to solve the problem I’m encountering now, and numerous digital solutions exist. Some of the most popular options include Evernote, Devonthink, and Voodoo Pad. Over the course of my graduate studies, I’ve tried many of these programs, but all have fallen short of what I really need, given my own workflow."


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Informative post from @Howard Rheingold

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, September 4, 2014 2:21 PM

The border between infotention (managing attention and digital media information flows ) and personal knowledge management (organizing and refining information for one's own storage, retrieval, pattern-building, connection-making needs) is a fuzzy one. This graduate student appears to have tried some of the best available tools, including Evernote and Devonthink (which I have used extensively) and Voodoo Pad (which I haven't tried). Finding them all inadequate, Alex lays out requirements for a "personal knowledgebase." 

Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 7, 2014 6:41 AM

We live in an age where information is all around us, all of the time. Sometimes we seek it out, other times it comes to us, uninvited. The only way we can learn from and apply this information (actionable knowledge) is by having the tools and know-how to be able to sort, sense, filter, organise and ultimately retrieve this information within a context where it can be applied.

 

There are lots of tools out there that can help us (I use Evernote, Mindjet Mindmapping, Social Bookmarking and Blogging as my core tools), but I haven't yet found the El Dorado of a single tool/application/software that can do it all. This article from Alex provides an outline specification of the ideal system. An opportunity for an entrepreneur - perhaps, to satisfy what I think is a growing need amongst most people grappling with the information torrent.

 

Reading time: 20mins

Crystal Renfro's curator insight, September 8, 2014 2:48 PM

This individual does a very detailed job both describing his workflow and what he would like to find in a one-stop shop tool.  All the myriad of comments opens a new flood of tools and ideas to consider.  It reiterates my belief that building interfaces between powerful tools that achieve different purposes may be the way to go... it goes back to what docear.com is trying to do.... the downside is that interfaces break very easily as different apps upgrade their products and thus makes the interface unstable.

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Email is dead for today's students who prefer Twitter, universities say - Telegraph

Email is dead for today's students who prefer Twitter, universities say - Telegraph | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
Students prefer to communicate with universities via social networks such as Twitter rather than email, which they see as outdated and slow, a leading vice-chancellor has said
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Professor Sir Steve Smith, the VC of Exeter University, said most students no longer checked their emails regularly and were choosing to tweet for help rather than wait for a response in their inbox.

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Fix Tab Overload in Chrome with OneTab – @ProfHacker

Fix Tab Overload in Chrome with OneTab – @ProfHacker | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
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There are a lot of reasons to have many browser tabs open, but this take a toll on your computer’s performance. What you real need is the ability to get all of these tabs summarized into one handy place. A way to keep them as a list without having to copy and paste URLs, so you can get back to what you want to read when you have the time. What you need, it turns out, is OneTab

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Accessibility of eBooks | RNIB

We've got a lot of information about the features of specific eBook readers and apps to help you decide which one - or ones - to get. Here is an overview of the factors you may find worth bearing in mind, but make sure you also read our eBook app and eBook reader reviews to get more detailed information.
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An overview from the RNIB - with links to their eBook app andeBook reader reviews, which provide more detailed information.

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Reinventing the Impact Factor for the 21st century

Reinventing the Impact Factor for the 21st century | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
If we were to build a citation reporting system today, what would it look like? In this post, I propose a solution that would do away with a separate Journal Citation Report (JCR) and propose a sui...
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For librarians and academics to ponder....


A proposal to do away with a separate Journal Citation Report (JCR) and propose a suite of services built around the Web of Science, directed to the needs of journal editors and publishers. 

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Make the most of LinkedIn, one drop at a time!

Make the most of LinkedIn, one drop at a time! | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
Here is my advice (to myself as much as anyone else!) on ways to use LinkedIn: Keep it up to date with your employment history, at the very least. Also, add other info gradually, so that you don't ...
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Excellent advice on keeping your digital presence current

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Ebooks and the Demise of ILL | Peer to Peer Review - Library Journal

Ebooks and the Demise of ILL | Peer to Peer Review - Library Journal | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
The “digital absurdities” involved with lending digital articles through ILL don't point to much promise with ebooks, but unlike electronic journals, ebooks aren't yet the only book format in academic libraries.
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Altmetrics: Mistaking the Means for the End

Altmetrics: Mistaking the Means for the End | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
Should attention metrics play any role whatsoever in researcher assessment?
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"It may be that the overemphasis on attention metrics is slowing the growth and acceptance of altmetrics".

"As one of the better metaphors I heard suggests, measuring attention tells us how well the movie did at the box office, when what we really want to know is whether it is any good".

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it

Via Karen Bonanno, Lourense Das, Dennis T OConnor, Tina Rettler-Pagel, KB...Konnected, Tom Perran
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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 11, 10:05 PM
Great site for tech resources for the classroom!
Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 14, 4:58 PM

Another wonderful post for media specialists!

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Reorganizing Restructuring Research Libraries: Strategy and Value #ARL #ACRL #ALA #libraries

Presented as an OCLC Research Webinar 10 March 2015

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From an OCLC Research webinar 10/3/15

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ACRL Releases New Roles for the Road Ahead @ALA_ACRL @ACRL2015 #acrl #ALA #libraries

ACRL Releases New Roles for the Road Ahead @ALA_ACRL @ACRL2015 #acrl #ALA #libraries | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it

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Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
March 17, 2015
Blended Learning is one of the major learning concepts that came about as a direct result of the impact of technology integration in education.In blended learning students and teachers...

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Fran Bove's curator insight, March 23, 9:06 AM

A neat info-graphic that explains blended learning to teachers.

John Allen's curator insight, April 13, 7:23 AM

I'm a visual learning and I wanted to include this article because if others see themselves as visual learners, this might be a helpful way to look at the idea of blended learning and the effects it has been having over the years. 

Please give this diagram a look and let me know what you think!

MARTA's curator insight, April 23, 6:03 AM

Con el Blended Learning  los estudiantes y maestros llegan a experimentar con un método de enseñanza multimodal en la que el aprendizaje digital y virtual se mezcla con el presencial. Sin embargo, una de las ideas erróneas que circulan entre los que son menos entusiastas sobre el uso de este método de aprendizaje en las aulas es que el aprendizaje mixto no es otra cosa que la sustitución de los profesores con la tecnología. La infografía  echa por tierra este mito y cuenta los numerosos beneficios de aprendizaje combinado. Echa un vistazo y comparte con nosotros lo que piensa de él. 

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Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
Many teachers we know enjoy teaching students how to wield one of the most powerful thinking tools: metacognition, or the ability to think about your thoughts with the aim of improving learning. A metaphor that resonates with many students is that learning cognitive and metacognitive strategies offers them tools to "drive their brains." The good news for teachers and their students is that metacognition can be learned when it is explicitly taught and practiced across content and social contexts.

A student who is excited about being in the driver's seat and steering toward learning success may well be destined to become an independent thinker on the way to charting a responsible course for school, career, and life. Being metacognitive can be likened to being more conscious, reflective, and aware of one's progress along the learning path. Teachers have told us how they feel an extraordinary sense of pleasure teaching their students useful strategies that can be applied to all aspects of their lives in and outside of school.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, November 5, 2014 6:07 PM

Short, informed article, free of neurobollocks, with 5 practical steps for teaching metacognition -- withlinks to  useful resources

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Cicero “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” — Philosophical Quotes

RT @philo_quotes: « If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. » Cicero http://t.co/SM7142UABd


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International publishers warn of 'severe' risk on copyright (The Bookseller)

International publishers warn of 'severe' risk on copyright (The Bookseller) | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City
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Publisher trade groups call for the European Union to clarify the mandate of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights before it commits to further work on copyright limitations and exceptions.

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Welcome to SMIRK - Your mobile SMILE

SMIRK is an information literacy and communication skills resource developed especially for use with tablets and smartphones. It is developed from SMILE, but has simplified content and structure.

 

SMIRK is completely free for everyone to use and has no login.


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SMIRK - a mobile information literacy and communications skills resource #mlibs

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:48 AM

The #infolit SMILE tool from Glasgow Caledonian University modified by Marion Kelt for tablets and mobile devices

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Learning to Read: Navigating the Ebook Reader Market

Learning to Read: Navigating the Ebook Reader Market | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
This post explores the confusing landscape of ebook readers, presenting a few of the options available along with their pros and cons.
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A brief overview of the "confusing landscape of ebook readers"

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Considering crowdsourcing? Consider using altmetrics to identify your crowd

Considering crowdsourcing? Consider using altmetrics to identify your crowd | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
I've been reading a lot about both altmetrics and crowdsourcing, and it seems to me that there could be a link between the two. I read about "How to run a community collection online", by the Unive...
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Looking at the link between altmetrics and crowdsourcing.

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Ithaka Study Shows Shifting Priorities Among ... - Library Journal

Ithaka Study Shows Shifting Priorities Among ... - Library Journal | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
The NPO's 2012 Faculty Survey found that more than half of faculty members reported that ebooks played an important role in research and teaching while just over twenty percent of librarians at undergrad institutions said the same.
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Altmetrics Bibliography

Altmetrics Bibliography | eclectic.e-stuff | Scoop.it
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Charles Bailey's Altmetrics Bibliography: selected English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding altmetrics

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