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Blackboard | About Bb | Press Releases

Blackboard helps clients enrich all aspects of the education experience by engaging and assessing learners, making their daily lives more convenient and secure, and keeping them informed and aware of the most important information.
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Blackboard launching a free MOOC platform for their subscribers.
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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. https://le.unimelb.edu.au
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School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change

School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Last spring at the #GoOpen Exchange, I had the opportunity to facilitate a discussion with district leaders on approaches to curating openly licensed educational resources. Leaders from #GoOpen…
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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library's user-friendly visualization tool. It's a nostalgist's dream come true.
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Mike McCallister's curator insight, February 6, 4:20 PM

Blogs and social media posts are always enhanced by graphics. More people look at and interact with posts with photos. Here's another place to find compelling graphics.

ROCAFORT's curator insight, February 7, 2:48 PM
The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, February 11, 12:54 PM
Wow, just wow.
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ALA, Google to Train Future Librarians to Code -- Campus Technology

ALA, Google to Train Future Librarians to Code -- Campus Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The American Library Association (ALA), the largest association of libraries in the world, and Google K–12 Education Outreach have launched the next phase of a program that trains university faculty members to teach future librarians on how to implement high-quality CS programs at public and school libraries.
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Why not unleash the instructional leadership of librarians to foster Future Ready schools?

Why not unleash the instructional leadership of librarians to foster Future Ready schools? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Why not unleash the instructional leadership of librarians to foster Future Ready schools?

Future Ready Librarians is an expansion of the Future Ready initiative aimed at raising awareness among district and school leaders about the valuable role librarians can play in supporting the Future Ready goals of their school and district. Two guiding questions are central to Future Ready Librarians.

How can librarians and libraries support Future Ready schools?
How can librarians and libraries become more Future Ready?
Future Ready Librarians will provide resources, strategies and connections for district leaders and librarians to be able to work together to promote and implement innovative learning opportunities for students.

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Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?

Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
As a long-time academic librarian, I have spent a good part of my career teaching college students to think critically about information. For me, the recent spate of stories about large segments of the population falling for fake news stories was no surprise.

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More from PBS on this topic that will be a challenge for all of us iin education
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Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?
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57 Years Later, Even the Library Had Stopped Counting the Fines

57 Years Later, Even the Library Had Stopped Counting the Fines | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A Brooklyn native checked out “Gone With the Wind” in 1959. After cross-country moves and raising four children, she returned the book to an amused and thankful branch.
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Libraries ‘becoming invisible’ to junior scholars

Libraries ‘becoming invisible’ to junior scholars | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Many early career researchers have ‘not gone to the library for years’, according to report
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Copyright, eLearning, And Creativity - eLearning Industry

Copyright, eLearning, And Creativity - eLearning Industry | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Wondering about Copyright issues regarding eLearning's protection and encouragement? Check the relation between Copyright, eLearning, and creativity.

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Georgianna Laws's curator insight, March 17, 2016 11:34 AM
Insightful and informative article. http://bit.ly/1p7lr2K
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MIT task force releases preliminary “Future of Libraries” report

MIT task force releases preliminary “Future of Libraries” report | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
An Institute-wide task force has released a preliminary plan for updating the MIT Libraries.
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How underground library gave hope amid war

How underground library gave hope amid war | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Despite the carnage and shelling, the residents of a Damascus suburb found relief and hope in an underground library.
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LibGuides: Best Use Scenarios? – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

LibGuides: Best Use Scenarios? – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
I’ve always been kind of ambivalent about LibGuides (and similar tools for helping people navigate topics in the library). If you’re not already familiar with LibGuides, here’s a quick definition courtesy of the Library Success wiki: “A LibGuide is a content management and publishing system created by SpringShare. Libraries may use LibGuides to create subject guides, course guides, information portals, or research help pages to name a few.” You can find many examples across a wide range of topics on the LibGuides Community homepage.
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How campus libraries became the place to read, pray, learn

How campus libraries became the place to read, pray, learn | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
When Phil Sykes took over as the University of Liverpool’s librarian, he made a prediction – library use would fall as much more learning material was placed online.

Eight years on, he is happy to admit that he was spectacularly wrong: “Library visits have actually doubled since I arrived.” While growth in student numbers has played its part, it does not wholly explain this exceptional increase in library use. “Student numbers have increased by 50 per cent, but visits to the library are up 100 per cent,” says Sykes, whose two main libraries were visited a third of a million times in May alone (Liverpool has about 22,000 students).
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10 Ways to Integrate the Library into Online Courses

10 Ways to Integrate the Library into Online Courses | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
10 Ways to Integrate the Library into Online Courses
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Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

Why personalized learning should start in school libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Library experts discuss 6 specific ways libraries can best leverage personalized learning for every student.
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Academic Libraries and the EDUCAUSE 2017 Top 10 IT Issues

To successfully tackle two of the major challenges of today’s higher education—student success and higher education affordability— academic libraries and higher education IT groups need to reflect on their different approaches and work together.
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Campus Libraries Write a Tech-Savvy New Chapter

Campus Libraries Write a Tech-Savvy New Chapter | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Today’s college libraries are hubs of collaboration, powered by technology-enhanced learning spaces.
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Academic Librarians On Taking Their Seats at the Table | ALA Annual 2016

Academic Librarians On Taking Their Seats at the Table | ALA Annual 2016 | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
At “Taking Our Seat at the Table: How Academic Librarians Can Help Shape the Future of Higher Education,” sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section (ACRL ULS), library administrators spoke up about how their institutions are looking ahead—both within and outside of the library.

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Report: Librarians Say Info Literacy Is Important, They Don't Have the Tools to Teach It -- Campus Technology

Nearly all librarians (97 percent) say information literacy contributes to workforce success and more than four in five (83 percent) say it affects college graduation rates, and yet 44 percent said their library does not support information literacy as much as it should, according to a new survey from ProQuest.
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A library without librarians is a just a shed full of books

A library without librarians is a just a shed full of books | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The research libraries attached to Australia's art galleries are one of the nation's great cultural assets. But the National Gallery of Australia's library is losing crucial staff as 'efficiency dividends' hit home.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites academe to collaborate on future of libraries

Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites academe to collaborate on future of libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Institute of Technology issues an invitation to publishers, researchers and universities to collaborate on a vision for the future of libraries.
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Why academic libraries aren't just expensive vanity projects (essay)

Why academic libraries aren't just expensive vanity projects (essay) | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Academic libraries aren’t just expensive “vanity projects” but rather a vital part of the higher education ecosystem, argue Julie Todaro and Irene M. H. Herold.
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A Location-Aware App for Exploring the Library -- Campus Technology

A Location-Aware App for Exploring the Library -- Campus Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
To help users access rich information resources on campus, the University of Oklahoma Libraries created a mobile app with location-based navigation and "hyperlocal" content.
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Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics

Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

"It’s great that such infographics are created. Infographics are a fantastic way to draw attention of online users, and give facts not only in a more digestible, but also highly entertaining way.


Many people still perceive libraries as awesome-looking magical places, full of a scent of old paper. We associate libraries with the past and with the analog world – the world that doesn’t fit into the broadband internet connection.

It’s not true (and I think it never was). More and more libraries lend electronic books, become information hubs, but most importantly, media creation centers.

These infographics change the perspective. They show the beautiful book temples are filled not only with the past, but also with the future."


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2016 1:45 PM

Well, because libraries DO matter. ;)

 

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Library infographics
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Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk?

Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Librarians in the Shawnee Mission School District are making way for “the maker movement,” and some worry where that story is going.

Reading stories, of course, has been a big part of what Jan Bombeck does with children. “Stories, stories and more stories,” she told the school board last month.

The Ray Marsh Elementary School directory lists Bombeck as “librarian” because she is state-certified to be one. But at least four Shawnee Mission grade schools have hired “innovation specialists” to run their libraries when fall classes open.

That’s the language of the maker movement, which seeks to convert once-quiet school spaces — usually in the libraries — into hands-on laboratories of creation and computer-assisted innovation.

The movement, taking place nationwide, is more about robotics than reading.

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