"Changes in medical information and technology are revolutionizing health care. As clinicians try to incorporate research into practice through comparative effectiveness research and decision support, they increasingly depend on technology to bring evidence to the bedside to improve quality and patient outcomes. Integrating current information into the processes of shared decision making and continuous learning supports the application of evidence in clinical decision making. Health sciences libraries and librarians have an increasingly important role in providing that information to clinicians as well as to patients and their families."
The contents of this pack are as follows: • tutorial description • a toolbox of methods that educators, course designers and researchers can apply to evaluate the student experience with technology-enabled learning applications such as blogs, wikis, 3D virtual worlds (e.g. Second Life) • Ethical considerations for conducting educational research
"Mobile devices are fast becoming commonly used in education, communication, and for information retrieval. This class is designed to provide participants with hands-on learning opportunities using some of the most popular mobile devices including the iPad and Kindle e-reader. The class will provide an overview of other popular tablets and e-readers and how these devices are transforming education and learning. This class includes discussion and hand-on activities with tablets and e-readers. Hands-on activities will include exploration of mobile sites and apps from the National Library of Medicine as well as exploration of basic features of e-readers. A mobile device petting zoo will provide class attendees the opportunity to see and use some of the most popular tablet and e-reader device options."
Textbook publishers have almost boundless disdain for Boundless Learning, and it's not hard to see why.
The company, which unveiled an upgraded, public iteration of its software Wednesday after a year in beta, offers college students free, open versions of textbooks that would normally cost them scores if not hundreds of dollars. It describes what it does as "textbook replacement."
This architectural animation explores the question of the role of the public library when digital information is everywhere and is everything. What happens to the spaces of books? and how should traditional spaces of information change for a digital world? Even better... in the developing world, how could the library nurture an information society, when people don't have access at home? Could the future of the library be an urban information bar? or a theatre of knowledge? and what does that really mean anyway?
This animation is just an introduction to my architectural masters thesis called EVERYWHERE IS HERE:
Here’s my conclusion: ebook models make us choose. And I don’t mean choosing which catalog, or interface, or set of contract terms we want — though we do make those choices, and they matter. I mean that we choose which values to advance, and which to sacrifice. We’re making those values choices every time we sign a contract, whether we talk about it or not.
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Businesses, nonprofits, and even libraries are sharing ideas and information through the site as well, connecting with people from around the country and around the globe.
The story of one University of Maine student's quest for a reasonably priced textbook reveals just how complicated course materials have become as the textbook industry makes its awkward transition from print to digital.
Discussions between libraries and the big six publishers over e-book lending have grabbed headlines in 2012, but despite cordial statements from each side about the benefits of communication, a report released this month from the American Library...
Responding to what it calls “urgent member concerns,” the American Library Association’s Digital Content & Libraries Working Group this week released a brief informational report on the e-book market.
Via Buffy J. Hamilton