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The role of the Library within Universities is continually changing. eLearning is also growing globally. Libraries and eLearning are now woven together into the fabric of teaching and learning for students and educators everywhere.
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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.

 

 

Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available tostudents wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students thepower of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala.


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Greg Alchin's curator insight, January 16, 5:07 AM

considered reimagining of purpose & processe in response to technological & cultural change.

Janet Burstall's curator insight, January 16, 5:05 PM

Not strictly curation - but includes student compilation of content, so here it is.

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role_of_librarians_in_e-learning [Information Literacy within a Quality Assurance Framework: An Ideas Exchange for Librarians]

Librarians are logical contributors to the development of e-learning initiatives. We are technology pioneers out of necessity and by proclivity. We are experts in the selection and organization of learning resources from print to multimedia to data to digital to learning objects to Web documents to social software. We hold a vision of the information universe. In seeing the big picture, we understand the value and interconnections of its component parts.

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Goodbye Cybrarians, Hello Moocbrarians: Envisioning the Role of Librarians in Massive Online Open Courses | Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Goodbye Cybrarians, Hello Moocbrarians: Envisioning the Role of Librarians in Massive Online Open Courses | Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Technology is enabling Higher Education to change more in the next ten years than it has in the past hundred. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are potentially one such technological innovation and have generated a lot of press in the past year.

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Educate Massachusetts's curator insight, May 19, 2013 6:12 PM

Forcasting with insight - ACRL opinions are well worth consideration.

John Shank's comment, May 22, 2013 12:36 PM
The Library Support for MOOCs Discussion Group would provide librarians with an opportunity to talks with colleagues about how libraries are supporting the provision of MOOCs created by their campuses. To Sign the petition go to http://www.ala.org/CFApps/epetition/index.cfm?pid=A683BDF267102CB4.
Sérgio Lagoa's curator insight, May 30, 2013 10:04 AM

"Technology is enabling Higher Education to change more in the next ten years than it has in the past hundred. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are potentially one such technological innovation and have generated a lot of press in the past year.

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The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World

The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
If there’s anything the editors of BestMastersPrograms.org love more than classes and books, it’s universities and libraries. It’s no surprise, then, that university libraries rank right up there among our favorite places.

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Lance Weihmuller's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:58 PM

Privileged places and spaces!

Helena Dias's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:30 AM

I love to read and I love to visit libraries.... and I was in some of these ones, sometimes as tourist other times as a student.... 

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:47 PM

Wow! I can dream...

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E-Learning through Digital Libraries: The Case of National Open University of Nigeria, Nkiru J. Otubelu

E-Learning through Digital Libraries: The Case of National Open University of Nigeria, Nkiru J. Otubelu | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

The demand for e-learning is growing day by day. As a result, library services have taken on another dimension. Librarians and academicians should collaborate to evaluate and provide links to authoritative web resources related to programmes and courses taught. They may develop a portal for providing a seamless integrated access to e-collections. The enabling technology infrastructures for building a virtual library must include stable electricity and upgrading or installing a high speed internet connection to support a variety of services, such as web servers, proxy servers for remote access, FTP Servers for uploading and downloading large file, with appropriate digital library software. System librarians need to be trained or employed. Finally, the library should conduct online tutorials for improving the information searching skills of the e-learners and so doing, contributing greatly in improving e-learning in Nigeria

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