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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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Connecting Higher Ed Trends to the Academic Library | From the Bell Tower

Connecting Higher Ed Trends to the Academic Library | From the Bell Tower | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Higher education is in a state of flux and the key shifts taking place may create opportunities for the academic library. If these are higher ed’s most pressing problems, academic librarians are part of the solutions.
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Scaling Education to the Community: How Libraries Can Leverage MOOCs - MOOC Report

Scaling Education to the Community: How Libraries Can Leverage MOOCs - MOOC Report | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Public libraries can utilize MOOCs to help bring new resources to the community, while also helping with social engagement with MOOCs.

Via Ramón Talavera Franco, SusanBat
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library

Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, VideoAmy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.
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7 Top Tips For Effective eLearning Voice Overs - eLearning Industry

7 Top Tips For Effective eLearning Voice Overs - eLearning Industry | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
How can you create Effective eLearning Voice Overs? Read this article to find 7 Top tips on how to create Engaging and Effective eLearning Voice Overs.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 15, 9:36 PM

When I create videos, I try to talk as though my students or faculty are right there in front of me..it was hard to leave some umms in videos, but it sounded real, less fake. 

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Public Libraries, U. Wisconsin–Madison Team Up on Climate Change MOOC

Public Libraries, U. Wisconsin–Madison Team Up on Climate Change MOOC | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The University of Wisconsin–Madison (UWM) is offering a new four-week massive open online course (MOOC) on Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region. What’s different about this endeavor, besides the strong local interest angle, is that the university, in coordination with Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS), is partnering with 21 public libraries across the state. The collaborative venture will share scientific information about global warming via video, readings, an online discussio
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21 public libraries partner with MOOC provider.

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Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower

Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The beginning of the year brings many “top” lists for what to look for in 2015. So far there’s not much predicting for what looks big for the academic library world. Here’s a shot at it.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 31, 9:36 PM

I wonder what competence-based education is? Were we churning out incompetent people and now think that is not a good idea?

 

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A $280 college textbook busts budgets, but Harvard author Gregory Mankiw defends royalties

A $280 college textbook busts budgets, but Harvard author Gregory Mankiw defends royalties | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A Portland State University instructor reluctantly assigns the economics textbook written by Mankiw, who says it's natural to get paid.
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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

 

"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

 

"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


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I have not read all of this, but I have seen some ideas in here we could use in both our face to face and online teaching. Interesting to read the criteria Google use to evaluate resources

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:30 PM

Excellent lessons. Must be used.

Deborah Fillman's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:47 PM

This is a pet peeve of mine--schools are still not teaching kids how to do this properly, with disastrous results. Whether you homeschool or send a child to school, these lessons will help them use the Internet more effectively (and responsibly) for research projects. 

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The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age

The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians chart a new course in Vancouver Public Schools

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Tasia Thompson, Valerie Hill
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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, January 9, 5:15 PM

Leading the way!!

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Inspirational case studies!

Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 1:39 PM

Kursy w bibliotece, super pomysł, nawet Ci najbiedniejszi na pewno chętnie z tego skorzystaja. Pomogą w nauce jak i w dalszym zyciu .

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CSU Libraries Make Open Resource Textbooks Available to Students -- Campus Technology

CSU Libraries Make Open Resource Textbooks Available to Students -- Campus Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Thirteen California State University libraries will take advantage of OpenStax College's collection of digital and print textbooks that can be downloaded for free or at little cost.
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Would You Know Deeper Learning If You Saw It?

Would You Know Deeper Learning If You Saw It? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The director of publications for Expeditionary Learning identifies the characteristics of classrooms in which deeper learning is happening.

Via Karen Bonanno
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While this is set in a school environment, the concepts discussed are still applicable to us.  Just a shame we don't have the rich texts of shakespeare to encourage engagement

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at Libraries, Discovery, and the Catalog: Scale, Workflow, Attention (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Libraries, Discovery, and the Catalog: Scale, Workflow, Attention (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

There is a renaissance of interest in the catalog and catalog data. Yet it comes at a time when the catalog itself is being reconfigured in ways which may result in its disappearance as an individually identifiable component of library service.1 It is being subsumed within larger library discovery environments and catalog data is flowing into other systems and services. This article discusses the position of the catalog and uses it to illustrate more general discovery and workflow directions.

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Research Libraries Collaborating to Compete | EDUCAUSE.edu

Research Libraries Collaborating to Compete | EDUCAUSE.edu | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

Learn how Oklahoma's two largest research institutions were able to leverage federal and state directives to a tangible and funded project: ShareOK.org

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Free massive open online course to explore public libraries : Newscenter : IUPUI

 The Department of Library and Information Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will launch on April 6 a massive open online course exploring public libraries.

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UMass Amherst Opens First MakerBot Innovation Center in a University Library -- Campus Technology

UMass Amherst Opens First MakerBot Innovation Center in a University Library -- Campus Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has teamed up with MakerBot to install the first MakerBot Innovation Center at a university library. Opening this Thursday, the 3D printing center is located in the Digital Media Lab at the institution's Du Bois Library, a facility focused on project-based learning and innovation.
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6 significant challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education in 2015

6 significant challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education in 2015 | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
What will hold back the use of technology in higher education over the next five years?
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Ed Tech Infographics

Ed Tech Infographics | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
How Digital Devices are Reshaping Education

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Writing For Online Learners And Readers - eLearning Industry

Writing For Online Learners And Readers - eLearning Industry | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Check the article Writing For Online Learners And Readers to learn how to effectively write For Online Learners And Readers.

Via EDTC@UTB
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Its been a while since my collegues and i did our "Writing for the Web".  Here are some reminders, or if you are a newbie, some tips, on writing for online learning

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106K free teacher-created digital textbooks hit the web | eSchool News | eSchool News

106K free teacher-created digital textbooks hit the web | eSchool News | eSchool News | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A new partnership places more than 100,000 free digital texbooks and resources online.
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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

 

"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

 

"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


Via Jim Lerman, Dean J. Fusto, Valerie Hill
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:30 PM

Excellent lessons. Must be used.

Deborah Fillman's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:47 PM

This is a pet peeve of mine--schools are still not teaching kids how to do this properly, with disastrous results. Whether you homeschool or send a child to school, these lessons will help them use the Internet more effectively (and responsibly) for research projects. 

Tanyam's curator insight, February 23, 5:10 PM

I have not read all of this, but I have seen some ideas in here we could use in both our face to face and online teaching. Interesting to read the criteria Google use to evaluate resources

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MOOCs and Libraries: A MOOL in a MOOC: Librarians in Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs and Libraries: A MOOL in a MOOC: Librarians in Massive Open Online Courses | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

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Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower

Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The beginning of the year brings many “top” lists for what to look for in 2015. So far there’s not much predicting for what looks big for the academic library world. Here’s a shot at it.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 31, 9:36 PM

I wonder what competence-based education is? Were we churning out incompetent people and now think that is not a good idea?

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Digital Content Adds New Layer of Relevance to Libraries

Digital Content Adds New Layer of Relevance to Libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Libraries have come a long way from the days of Alexandria. Once essentially no more than a museum of great works, libraries in the 21st century have had to
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10 places where anyone can learn to code

10 places where anyone can learn to code | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
  Teens, tweens and kids are often referred to as “digital natives.” Having grown up with the Internet, smartphones and tablets, they’re often extraordinarily adept at interacting with digital...
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