As ACRL moves forward with their new framework and libraries work to translate to their local needs this could be a good source to keep in mind. I really like how they broke the skills and dispositions down, but kept it pretty easy to understand. Plus, many of these skills have direct overlap with what we already do, and what we can aspire to teach. My library has been working hard to develop learning outcomes that span the library and our learning commons partners - which brings in a great mix of expertise, skill, learning opportunity, and services. Think I will keep this document in mind as we continue to develop those.
The purpose of Presentz is to allow everyone to faithfully reproduce presentations and conference talks, without imposing any technology constraint. Presentz is a mashup, as it merges things like Vimeo, Youtube, Slideshare and Speakerdeck.
I've given this a quick read through, but need some more time with it to fully understand exactly what is being proposed and the implications. That said, seems to be about a proposed framework that is intended to measure student learning and progress. There are many details around events that can automatically be captured by program - such as page views and time on page. This kind of data has some value, but doesn't always tell the full story. Plus user behavior can quickly throw measurements off - for example, a student opens a page, then takes a half hour phone call, then comes back. Of course systems are getting better and better with these measurements. Still it is one part of the story, so these models do include more summaries and formative assessment pieces. There just isn't as much detail, probably to allow for many different contexts. Anyhow, this could be good for us to look at within the context of learning commons outcomes revision work.
AppShed Academy delivers key organisational tools that enable teachers to turn app development into a compelling teaching methodology. Anchor students’ creativity into the heart of your lessons and manage and channel their aspirations with confidence.
Looks like this company has delivered on the great idea of making the creation of apps accessible to all. They have an education focus. I look forward to sitting down and doing some serious testing with this. Great implications for project based teaching and engagement. In library, learning commons and across campus.
New Docebo Learning Management System, single-page web App for Companies Online Training
Ryer Banta's insight:
Interesting looking tool, but the way their site displays on my iPad makes me wonder about how tablet ready it really is. (Basically there seems to be extra space to the right of the content. Discovered accidentally as my scrolling went astray)
Great list of frameworks. I have been playing with Bootstrap and Foundation and have quickly realized the benefits of building on top of one of these frameworks. Popular ones have some integrations with Druapal and Wordpress too.
“ Learn how to find the free stock photos, clip art, and other multimedia files using Microsoft's site. You'll need to bookmark this link.”
Via Lori Cheezem
Ryer Banta's insight:
At first I thought this would be a typical overview of the subject, but rather it addresses a recent change Microsoft made to their image search on their site. Also discusses the advantages to searching this MS internal site VS searching in Office products.
Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills.
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