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Lots of libraries are focusing on education but education is changing very fast. How is education changing-how are libraries reacting?
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Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think - The Digital Shift

Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think - The Digital Shift | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Has the maker movement taken hold in your library yet? Would you like it to? Fortunately, starting a maker space is actually much easier—and less costly—than you may think. Technologies such as robotics, digital video production, computer coding, and 3-D printing may garner the most attention, yet more traditional, hands-on activities can actually instill in kids the same spirit of invention, collaboration, and creative and critical thinking that’s at the heart of the maker phenomenon.

Take your pick: Anything from building with LEGOs to arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, astronomy, knitting, weaving, crochet, jewelry-making, sewing wood working, metal working, bike repair, button making, and even paper airplane construction can be offered in a maker space..

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Makes sense a low tech start; competencies that are already there and grow more organical into the makerspace.

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Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies

Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Field Notes for 21st Century Literacies:A Guide to New Theories, Methods, and Practices for Open Peer Teaching and Learning Written and Edited by The 21st Century Collective
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Interesting and resourceful

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Five Myths about MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Five Myths about MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
MOOCs face a storm of opposition that underestimates their challenge to traditional education. Given their popularity, why are there so many myths about MOOCs floating around? Debunking the myths about MOOCs leaves us free to challenge our assumptions — and our imaginative possibilities — by questioning the seeming inevitability of educational orthodoxy.EDUCAUSE Review Online
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The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration

The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
For Connected Educators Month, a key theme this year is how to move from merely connecting with other educators into collaborations that push pedagogy and the education conversation forward.
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The Pros and Cons of MOOC Badges | Brian Kelly's Hyperlinked Library Blog

The Pros and Cons of MOOC Badges | Brian Kelly's Hyperlinked Library Blog | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

After I joined the Hyperlinked Library MOOC I familiarised myself with the online environment: I set up a blog, deleted the template post and page and published my first post. I joined a number of ‘tribes’ and befriended some of the people I’ve ‘met’ elsewhere, such as on Twitter.

I received email alerts which informed me that I had been awarded a badge for many of these activities: for Joining a Tribe; Sending a Friendship Request; Accepting a Friendship Request and Update my MOOC avatar. I also received an Update your MOOC avatar badge for collecting five badges!

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The Digital Divide and the School Library

L. Umland and K. Gukeisen explain the vital role school librarians play in bridging the second level digital divide. (Love that @mega_ash shared her #IST668 @issuu link. Here's @lisaumland & mine!
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Classrooms. School. OECD educationtoday: Designing 21st century learning environments

Classrooms. School. OECD educationtoday: Designing 21st century learning environments | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Many of these practices go hand-in-hand with a more open and flexible use of space, informed by particular models of how learning should be organised. Here the aim is often to open up and “deprivatise” educational spaces, ...

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Anne Whisken's curator insight, September 28, 2013 12:08 AM

' .. rethinking the four elements of the "pedagogical core" - learners, educators, content and resources - is fundamental to the innovation of any school or learning environment. Regarding content, innovative learning environments often seek to develop 21st century competences, as well as innovating specific knowledge domains or subject areas.'

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‘Star’ Coursera prof stops teaching online course in objection to MOOCs

‘Star’ Coursera prof stops teaching online course in objection to MOOCs | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
In the latest critique of massive open online courses (MOOCs), the professor of an online course held up as an example by the media and MOOC providers has decided to shutter his class.
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Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The general assumption is that young kids lack the faculties to comprehend a topic as seemingly esoteric as programming. But it is code, not Mandarin, that will be the true lingua franca of the future.
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Should Teachers Share Online? - Edudemic

Should Teachers Share Online? - Edudemic | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Should teachers share their views, lives, and opinions online? Let's walk through the reasons why and why not. Plus, a free course!
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Inside Education 3.0 And Modern Learning Environments

Inside Education 3.0 And Modern Learning Environments | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Learning today has become a whole new experience, as conventional teaching methods are slowly being replaced by more progressive approaches. The classroom environment is evolving quickly in order to keep up with technological advances. It has to keep up with the different ways in which students are learning as a result of this technology.

 

Education 3.0 has become the new generation of education. It is a learning experience that is advancing in leaps and bounds from Education 1.0 and 2.0., so as to keep aligned with the digital tools and teaching approaches now available within a modern learning environment.

 

John Morevec, co-creator of Knowmad Society, has designed a chart which highlights the fundamental differences between the generations of education, from education 1.0 to education 3.0, in a very simple manner.

Some key differences

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New MOOC FutureLearn Launches in the UK

New MOOC FutureLearn Launches in the UK | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have been hailed as the future of education. Having initially gained widespread recognition with the launch
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Kids’ theme park educates them about finance

Kids’ theme park educates them about finance | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
KidZania Mumbai has teamed up with India's YES BANK to get visitors roleplaying as bank tellers in order to teach them about the finance skills they will need later in life.
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New Toolkit Helps Parents Navigate Kids’ Education

New Toolkit Helps Parents Navigate Kids’ Education | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The NBC News project Education Nation has created a sleek parent toolkit with helpful ideas about what parents can do at home to support their child’s learning in school.
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40 Days of Kickstarter

40 Days of Kickstarter | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
From October 7th to November 15th, Molly Levitt from Brightloop will be blogging about her experience on Kickstarter as well as exploring the world of crowdfunding for education startups.
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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.
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Connectivism as a Digital Age Learning Theory

George Siemens and Stephen Downes developed a theory for the digital age, called connectivism, denouncing boundaries of behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. Their proposed learning theory has issued a debate over whether it is a learning theory or instructional theory or merely a pedagogical view.


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Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:45 AM

I will have to include this in my Learning theories module, perhaps.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:43 PM

This might be my new research topic. Very interesting.

Paige Paul's curator insight, September 16, 2015 12:52 AM

Topic 2- This is an interesting piece that explores how connectivism should be categorized.  Sometimes I think people in the education world can get too caught up in labels and buzzwords, and forget that ultimately what you call it doesn't matter as much as whether or not it promotes student learning.

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How are university students changing -- Education Indicators in Focus -- OECD

With the new academic year beginning more than 23 million people across the OECD and G20 countries are heading to university for the first time this year. As...
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Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs'

Harvard plans to boldly go with 'Spocs' | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Harvard develops the next big thing for online learning. Is this the real deal?
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MOOCs starting to scare Universities and Professors | The Thinking Stick

MOOCs starting to scare Universities and Professors | The Thinking Stick | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

 

Gigaom had a great article this week on some of the push back that MOOCs and Coursera in particular are seeing from university professors.

 

A couple quotes:

Princeton professor Mitchell Duneier told The Chronicle of Higher Education Tuesday that he will no longer teach his class out of concerns that it could undermine public higher education.

 

In April, Amherst rejected a partnership with edX citing concerns that MOOCs could take tuition funding from middle- and lower-tier schools and lead to a degraded model of teaching.

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The idea of a (utopian) university

The idea of a (utopian) university | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
On the eve of a new academic year, James Derounian dusts off his crystal ball to conjure up Nirvana for students and staff alike
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What To Know About 21st Century Literacies - Edudemic

What To Know About 21st Century Literacies - Edudemic | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
We're focusing on 21st century literacies this month and are taking a close look at the current state of reading and writing around the world.
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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones.
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Grammar Commie on the digital literacy divide

Grammar Commie on the digital literacy divide | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Traditionally, the digital divide was viewed as a matter of technology and Internet access. There were the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots.’ Now, it’s generally viewed as a matter of degree of access. Equality of accesshas become the greater issue.

Dr. Warschauer defines the digital divide as “social stratification due to unequal ability to access, adapt, and create knowledge via use of information and communication technologies (ICT).” He differs in his view of the digital divide through his interest in the social practices that people engage in surrounding technology and Internet access. He argues that access alone is not enough to overcome the digital divide. Literacy plays a key role as well.

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