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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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How to Build a Better MOOC

How to Build a Better MOOC | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses have not lived up to the hype. There are, however, 50-year-old techniques to improve the experience and reach those who need education the most.
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Free ebook - Innovative Literacy Ideas

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Innovative literacy ideas for Busy Teachers - Free eBook

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Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - MentoringMinds.com

Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - MentoringMinds.com | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
View or download an 11x17 version of the "Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers" Infographic by Mentoring Minds.
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Innovations in Education - From Technology Integration to Learning… by Design

Innovations in Education - From Technology Integration to Learning… by Design | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
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Learning zones - FCL

Learning zones - FCL | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

the Future Classroom Lab is formed by six different learning spaces. Each space highlights specific areas of learning and teaching and helps to rethink different points: physical space, resources, changing roles of student and teacher, and how to support different learning styles. Discover the different zones now!

 
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Why the Best Teachers Don't Give Tests

Why the Best Teachers Don't Give Tests | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Many of us rail against standardized tests not only because of the harmful uses to which they're put but because they're imposed on us. It's more unsettling to acknowledge that the tests we come up with ourselves can also be damaging....
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The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning”

The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning” | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
A Philadelphia center puts making connections between concepts and experiences central to the creative process for student-driven learning.
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The Future of Higher Education | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered

The Future of Higher Education | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

With a number of leading for-profits beset by legal and financial woes, enrollment in online education leveling off, and MOOCs off the front pages, one might reasonably conclude that the threats to higher ed posed by what was hailed as “disruptive innovation” have abated. 

No so.

At this point, institutions are disrupting themselves from the inside out, not waiting for the sky to fall. True disruption occurs when existing institutions begin to embrace the forces of transformation.

The innovations taking place may not seem to be as dramatic as those that loomed in 2012, but the consequences are likely be even more far-reaching, challenging established business and staffing models.

Let’s begin by looking at ten innovations that are slowly but surely being incorporated into higher ed, and then to five new educational models that are gradually emerging.

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Flipped classrooms test new ways of learning

Flipped classrooms test new ways of learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Some schools are trying out a new teaching method that challenges old concepts like homework. In flipped classes, the students study the topic at home on their own using lessons (video or otherwise) prepared by their teachers.
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Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study

Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
More than 7.1 million students are currently taking at least one online course. Despite the apparent popularity, however, educators have given the trend low marks.
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Gamification: Why It’s Good | LearnDash

Gamification: Why It’s Good | LearnDash | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

It may sound like something a kid may have termed, and in part it is something that appeals to the kid in all of us.

The increasing popularity of using game mechanics to enhance various concepts, companies, services and goods has grown substantially over the past decade.

With the continuing growth and development of the internet, social media, and global community, gaming has flourished as a viable median for communication.

 
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1776 - Weekly Trend: The MOOC Revolution Changes Shape

1776 -   Weekly Trend: The MOOC Revolution Changes Shape | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
MOOCs may not have delivered on the revolutionary promise of a free college education for all, but instead, may be evolving into a technology offering solutions for many different types of l...
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Moocs ‘will not transform education’, says FutureLearn chief

Moocs ‘will not transform education’, says FutureLearn chief | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses will not transform education or destroy the university system, and their potential to disrupt has been overhyped, according to the head of the UK Mooc platform FutureLearn.

Simon Nelson, chief executive of the Open University-owned company, said that the early Mooc platforms – such as the US-based Coursera, Udacity and EdX – had overstated the case for what Moocs could be. He also revealed that he is “not a huge fan of the word Mooc”.

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Detecting and Deterring Ghostwritten Papers: A Guide to Best Practices | The Best Schools

Detecting and Deterring Ghostwritten Papers: A Guide to Best Practices | The Best Schools | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
This state-of-the-art account of how ghostwritten papers may be detected and deterred is a resource for educators striving to rebuild academic integrity.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, November 11, 2014 11:55 PM

Stellar piece on the underground practice of ghostwriting college papers -- written by someone who made a very good living doing it. I don’t consider myself a ghostwriter, but I have helped some scholars who aren’t native English speakers improve their doctoral dissertations. It can be tough going. Some students I’ve worked with didn’t get a strong background in grammar even in their native language. There are things about English that throw them for a loop. It takes a lot of coaching. And it’s real work, people.

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Make the case for school libraries with our new impact studies infographic - Library Research Service

Make the case for school libraries with our new impact studies infographic - Library Research Service | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Our new infographic presents highlights of all of LRS’s school library impact studies in an accessible and concise format. We hope this will be an effective tool for school library advocates! Two versions of the infographic are available: -One is optimized for online viewing -And, the second is optimized for printing A printing note: if you view the infographic PDF file in Firefox PDF viewer, it may not render properly. For best viewing and printing, click on the “open in different viewer” butto
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November 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Media literacy – DEN Blog Network

November 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Media literacy – DEN Blog Network | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
WHAT IS MEDIA LITERACY?

There are many areas of media literacy.  Media Literacy Project has a wonderful document that presents the components of media literacy in a straightforward fashion and includes useful lists of the various concepts of this literacy. Their definition of media literacy is “the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media messages of all kinds.” They go on to state that media literacy skills can help students–

Understand how media messages create meaning
Identify who created a particular media message
Recognize what the media maker wants us to believe or do
Name the “tools of persuasion” used
Recognize bias, spin, misinformation and lies
Discover the part of the story that’s not being told
Evaluate media messages based on our own experiences, beliefs and values
Create and distribute our own media messages
Become advocates for change in our media system
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SSAT | Blog | Are we educating children out of creativity?

SSAT | Blog | Are we educating children out of creativity? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Sue Williamson argues that creativity is thriving in English schools - the challenge is to see it embedded in all schools.
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How Learning Objects & OERs Position the Library to Enhance Student S…

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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John Shank's curator insight, October 30, 2014 1:21 PM

The slides from my recent presentation for the Pennsylvania Library Association College and Research Division committee's Connect & Communicate Series,

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Four ways librarians are essential to the future of open textbooks and OER | BCcampus

Four ways librarians are essential to the future of open textbooks and OER | BCcampus | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

When the Open Textbook Project started two years ago, librarians were identified as one of the important stakeholder groups with essential skills and insights to support faculty in finding and adopting quality open educational resources (OER).

BCcampus began a conversation with some interested librarians, and within a year convened an OER Librarians group committed to advocating OER in their institutions. That conversation culminated in an event this week at Douglas College giving librarians ideas, tools, and motivation for continuing to raise awareness in BC post-secondary institutions. Here are just four of the take-aways (from four of the speakers) from that gathering.

 


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New Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model – Stephen's Lighthouse | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

1. A Learning Commons Is Flexible and Learner-Centered

2. The Learning Commons Is Part of a Much-Needed Overhaul

3. Creating a Learning Commons Requires Purpose and Intention

4. The Learning Commons Model is Often Misunderstood

“So, you’re getting rid of all or most of your books?” “Can you tell me exactly what you did? I want that for my library!” “If I buy fancy moveable furniture and call myself a Learning Commons, is that it?”

5. If You’re Going to Eat an Elephant, Do It One Bite at a Time

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Big Data MOOC Research Breakthrough: Learning Activities Lead to Achievement

Big Data MOOC Research Breakthrough: Learning Activities Lead to Achievement | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
By taking massive stores of data and removing most nuance and complexity, researchers examining Udacity, edX, Google Course Builder, and Khan Academy conclusively demonstrate the obvious: that effort in online courses predicts achievement.
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Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Improve your grasp of instructional design by looking at five game design dynamics and applying them to how you build curriculum and run your class.
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MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over

MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
But it’s time for the primary players to assess their role in the academic ecosystem.
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Disrupting and Transforming the University

Disrupting and Transforming the University | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Higher education institutions must modify their business models in response to technology-driven influences.
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