–Read an e-book at home or in the library, or a digital comic or graphic novel. –Maybe even read E to your visiting child if you’re a jailed mother. –Use two-way Google Hangouts video to enjoy a virtual book club without leaving your house.
Summer is conference season for many in the library and educational fields, and there’s no better time to make new contacts and network than at a conferenc (16 Conference Networking Tips for Educators and Librarians
NSW schools prepare for $10m OASIS library overhaul iT News "Once implemented, every student, teacher and teacher librarian in NSW public schools will have access to the new library system," a NSW Education spokesperson said in a statement.
I'd like to restate something I've learned over the years living through and participating in the latest significant historical, world-changing event: The Internet. And you … (21st Century Learning - Let's Leave 20th Century Education Behind!
The motivations to learn evolve as you become older; and for an adult educator, teaching can be even more difficult without a basic understanding of adult learning theory. Malcolm Knowles, a pioneer in adult education, ...
"In my estimation, librarians are the perfect ‘digital docents’ for the 21st century’s digital content. From what I’ve read, many in the field of library sciences have been fretting about where they fit into the digital shift, so the time is now to assert that librarians (as a profession) will be MORE in need by society in the future than ever before. There should be more jobs, not fewer, for library students. They are the professional and ethical curators of the digital world, essential to our cultural transition. And we couldn’t be in better hands!" - See more at: http://digitalmediadiet.com/?p=3205#sthash.G195kvCG.hNauw3dC.dpuf
Whodunnit? Crime writers to read now BBC News Black weaves in '90s politics and a lush sense of Leduc's Parisian home into the books. In 2014's Murder in the Pigalle, based on a real-life crime, Paris is gearing to host the 1998 World Cup.
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience.
We post a lot of resources here about using social media in the classroom – it is one of the most requested topics, most often emailed about, most popular posts and overall topics in general for Edudemic.
Where The IT Jobs Aren't: Tech InformationWeek According to the report, the top five skills in demand by city highlight a considerable shift from traditional skills such as C and C++ to Web, .NET, and mobile skills.
Booksellers.co.nz New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014 Finalists Announced Booksellers.co.nz The quintessential New Zealand character comes to the fore in the finalists for the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014, announced today.
At first glance, academia and social media might not appear to have an obvious connection. Social media use tends to be viewed as frivolous or as an activity undertaken for purely personal reasons, such…
Sometimes you need to talk to a stranger about your problems in order to put them to rest Where to get help for your mental health You are not alone: students share their stories of mental healthWhen I started my second year of university, I knew...
Alongside universities, libraries and librarians are now using social media platforms to connect with users in a range of exciting and innovating ways. The latest platform that libraries are experimenting with is Instagram, which allows users to take photos on their smart phones, apply exciting filters and add hashtags, and then share these images online with their followers. Amy Mollett and Anthony McDonnell investigate how libraries are making the most of this visually-engaging platform.