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20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities

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The links to what other institutions are doing in this space are really useful! 

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Ms. Corri's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:53 PM

Since this is becoming very important to what we do with the Common Core, this seems a good read.

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:46 PM

Changing literacies for a digital future. 

David Cook's curator insight, August 7, 2014 10:34 PM

I found this to be a lot of bark with no bite.  But that's may be because I'm already sold on the need for digital literacy in education, and am much more interested in reading about specific content, frameworks, curriculum, etc. 

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Syria's secret library - BBC News

Syria's secret library - BBC News | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with books rescued from bombed buildings - and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.
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What is UX and how can it help your organisation?

What is UX and how can it help your organisation? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
User Experience - UX - is still relatively new to libraries. I've been writing about it a lot on here of late: there's now been 4 posts in the Embedding Ethnography series about what we're doing at York.

I thought it would be useful take a step back and create a slide-deck to introduce UX - ethngraphy and design - in this context. Here it is:
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Library blog » Blog Archive » Energy Pods Available Monday 10/8/15!

Library blog » Blog Archive » Energy Pods Available Monday 10/8/15! | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Blog for the Curtin University Library
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New Academic Research Service Uncovers Concept Links -- Campus Technology

New Academic Research Service Uncovers Concept Links -- Campus Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
During this week's annual American Library Association conference Yewno formally introduced a service to be offered in academic and research libraries to help users find connections among concepts.
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Public. Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter

Public. Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter
The Atlantic Cities
A lot of public spaces try to keep teenagers out (remember those high-frequency noise generators that play a pitch only kids can hear?

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Anne Whisken's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:34 AM

Hmm - but what about comfortable seating?

Michelle Nye's comment, June 6, 2013 6:17 PM
Important consideration
Michelle Nye's comment, June 6, 2013 6:17 PM
we had all ottomans and biggest complaint was no backs!
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Joining up the dots: copyright and digital literacy

Joining up the dots: copyright and digital literacy | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Last week was a particularly hectic week for me and during the course of attending two events, I once again decided that my job title really does reflect what I do everyday. I often find I meet people who do half my job, I don't mean they do half as much work as me, but…
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Anatomical Museum launches 3D app | The University of Edinburgh

Anatomical Museum launches 3D app | The University of Edinburgh | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Treasures from Scotland’s medical past are on display to global audiences for the first time.
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Stanford Library Leads Collaborative Grant To Use Linked Data -- Campus Technology

Stanford Library Leads Collaborative Grant To Use Linked Data -- Campus Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Several of the Ivy League libraries and the Library of Congress are upgrading current infrastructure to use linked open data to enhance information.
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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success
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Inside the world's most exquisite libraries

Inside the world's most exquisite libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Libraries encapsulate the history of knowledge and stand as monuments to different epochs in architecture, interior design and art.
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 16, 2013 3:16 AM

Brilliantly said Neil Everyone should read this, if you can...

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Library Space Planning : Scott Bennett, Consultant for Library Design, Information and Learning

Scott Bennett, Yale University Librarian Emeritus, provides library space planning consulting services for universities and colleges to identify the educational rationale for investment in library space, set goals for library space planning, and...

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A Snapshot of a 21st-Century Librarian

A Snapshot of a 21st-Century Librarian | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
As the way people access information changes, librarians like Theresa Quill are exploring ways to make their jobs newly relevant.
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Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources: Developing Partnerships | ALA Annual 2016

Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources: Developing Partnerships | ALA Annual 2016 | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A number of higher education–focused sessions at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference touched on issues surrounding student retention and completion—and with the costs of tuition, housing, and materials constantly rising, saving students money is a major consideration. When the conversation includes state and community colleges, and a student body that may have less access to financial resources, finding strategies to cut costs becomes more important than ever. Open educational resources (OER)—freely accessible texts and media that faculty can assemble, repurpose, and package under open access agreements for teaching and research—are a rapidly growing option.

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Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders

Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
New project highlights critical role school librarians play in supporting Future Ready goals.
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NavApp at the University of Oklahoma Libraries

NavApp at the University of Oklahoma Libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
To help users navigate reimagined library spaces and resources, the University of Oklahoma libraries investigated the possibilities inherent in the Internet of Things, specifically whether a beacon could serve their purpose.
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Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution

Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Just like the internet before it, the Maker Movement is revolutionizing manufacturing, with implications for startups and jobs.
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Creative Commons Images

Creative Commons Images | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

At one point in time, we’ve all needed an image for either a presentation, a course website – or for something like this, a blog post – and the first thing that comes to mind is to just grab one out of a Google search. The majority of these images are copyrighted “All Rights Reserved” and you’re obliged to get written permission to use such works. If you don’t obtain permission, you’re offending someone’s copyright and exposing yourself and the organisation you’re working for, to legal action. Here’s a range of things that could happen. For more information, refer to the Australian Copyright Act 1968 and the terms and conditions of a website you’re using. So what do I use instead? The answer is images with Creative Commons licences.

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Evolving Leadership in the Digital Age

Evolving Leadership in the Digital Age | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

Today leaders face added complications of rapidly changing technology, virtual working teams separated by cultural and geographical boundaries, and the difficulties of making decisions when faced with an overload of information.

 


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It's not just leaders .. all of us - wake up - and don’t wait for the 'leaders' - they will follow
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ACRL Report Shows Compelling Evidence of Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success » ACRL Value of Academic Libraries

ACRL Report Shows Compelling Evidence of Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success » ACRL Value of Academic Libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

A new report issued by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), “Documented Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success: Building Evidence with Team-Based Assessment in Action Campus Projects,” shows compelling evidence for library contributions to student learning and success. The report focuses on dozens of projects conducted as part of the program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA) by teams that participated in the second year of the program, from April 2014 to June 2015. Synthesizing more than 60 individual project reports (fully searchable online) and using past findings from projects completed during the first year of the AiA program as context, the report identifies strong evidence of the positive contributions of academic libraries to student learning and success in four key areas:

1- Students benefit from library instruction in their initial coursework. Information literacy initiatives for freshmen and new students underscore that students receiving this instruction perform better in their courses than students who do not. 


2- Library use increases student success. Students who use the library in some way (e.g., circulation, library instruction session attendance, online databases access, study room use, interlibrary loan) achieve higher levels of academic success (e.g., GPA, course grades, retention) than students who did not use the library. 


3- Collaborative academic programs and services involving the library enhance student learning. Academic library partnerships with other campus units, such as the writing center, academic enrichment, and speech lab, yield positive benefits for students (e.g., higher grades, academic confidence, and retention). 


4- Information literacy instruction strengthens general education outcomes. Libraries improve their institution’s general education outcomes and demonstrate that information literacy contributes to inquiry-based and problem-solving learning, including critical thinking, ethical reasoning, global understanding, and civic engagement.

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Thanks to DAVID HONEYBEE for sharing this link on the UniMelb Yammer site,
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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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14 copyright essentials teachers and students must know

14 copyright essentials teachers and students must know | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

Using copyrighted material incorrectly can land teachers and students in hot water. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.


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Libraries aren't 'dead in the water' – even if some have given up

Libraries aren't 'dead in the water' – even if some have given up | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Many libraries are now being transferred to be run by community groups. These volunteers play an important role but libraries should not be sacrificed for economic or political expediency.
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Library Space Planning : Scott Bennett, Consultant for Library Design, Information and Learning

Scott Bennett, Yale University Librarian Emeritus, provides library space planning consulting services for universities and colleges to identify the educational rationale for investment in library space, set goals for library space planning, and...

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