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Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on the challenges posed by MOOCs to liberal arts colleges | Inside Higher Ed | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Good read!RT @jordi_a: MOOC is essentially a high-tech extension of traditional industrial-age lecture-hall experience http://t.co/paKltwep...
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Excellent Google Plus Cheat Sheet for Teachers

Excellent Google Plus Cheat Sheet for Teachers | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
July 13, 2014
I must admit that not until recently that I have started spending much more time on Google Plus. I even like it better than Twitter and most of the ideas for the posts I share with you...
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Fight the 'Zombie Librarians' | ISTE 2014 - The Digital Shift

Fight the 'Zombie Librarians' | ISTE 2014 - The Digital Shift | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Jennifer LaGarde's sold-out ISTE presentation, “How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!,” struck a chord among teacher librarians. Her talk hinged on a statement she'd once heard: “There are only two types of librarians: zombies and zombie fighters.”
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Mozilla kicks off global digital literacy programme - The Star Online

Mozilla kicks off global digital literacy programme - The Star Online | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Mozilla kicks off global digital literacy programme
The Star Online
"Digital literacy is as important as reading, writing and math in modern society," Mozilla Foundation executive director Mark Surman told AFP in a telephone interview.
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Who Are the 5 Faces of Online Education?

Who Are the 5 Faces of Online Education? | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Most students and parents surveyed are open to online coursework, and favor a blended learning approach.
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10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
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Should Libraries Censor What is 3D Printed Within Their Walls? - 3DPrint.com

Should Libraries Censor What is 3D Printed Within Their Walls? - 3DPrint.com | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

BY BRIAN KRASSENSTEIN:

"As more libraries begin adopting this amazing technology, and the general public begins to realize the vast number of applications for such a technology, I believe that a number of new questions will have to be answered by those overseeing its use.  Questions such as “Should we allow anyone of any age to use our printers?”, “Should we censor what is printed by these machines?”and “What sort of oversight and rules should be put into place?”

 

David Lee King and Kate Marek give their opinions.


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Some thoughts on 3D printing in libraries!

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15 LinkedIn Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

15 LinkedIn Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Want to make the most out of LinkedIn for professional networking and business growth? One marketing expert gives 15 LinkedIn mistakes to avoid.
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Top 10 Reasons You Should Get Social Media Training

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Elsevier and other academic publishers still gouging libraries « Why ...

Elsevier and other academic publishers still gouging libraries « Why ... | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
This gives an idea of how much “bang for the buck” university libraries pay when they buy a contract. In other words, that's how much they pay for the scientific value of the journals, as measured by the impact those journals ...
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Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing 2014 - The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas

Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing 2014 - The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
The Wheeler Centre is a new kind of cultural institution, dedicated to the discussion and practice of writing, books and ideas. The Centre is a cornerstone of Melbourne’s UNESCO City of Literature status.
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Comic Poster- What Students Should Know about Creative Commons Licenses

Comic Poster- What Students Should Know about Creative Commons Licenses | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
July 2, 2014
Here is another excellent infographic on the different Creative Commons Licenses. As most of you know, Creative Commons (CC) is a licensing non-profit body that provides content...

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Visuals help we "older learners" too. Whether it is for schoolwork, blogging, or social sharing for fun, understanding the various Cerative Commons Licenses is not just useful, it's invaluable.

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A 'constant' in teaching!!!

 

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40 Social Media Acronyms You Should Totally Know [Infographic]

40 Social Media Acronyms You Should Totally Know [Infographic] | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Whether you’re dabbling in social media or making a career out of it, there’s a language among us social media geeks that you’ve probably heard bellowed down the halls of Facebook, and babbled in Twitter chats. While there are probably hundreds or more of social media acronyms out there, we’re going to focus on 40 …

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This was very informal and cool all at the same time. There are often times when I see acronyms used and I have no idea what they are.
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Fantastic Chart On 21st Century Education Vs Traditional Education

Fantastic Chart On 21st Century Education Vs Traditional Education | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
June 25, 2014
I am not sure if you have already seen it or not but I don't want anyone to miss it. This wonderful chart created by Dr Jackie Gerstein outlines some of the major differences between...
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Exploring A Teen’s Digital Footprint In 6 Clicks Or Less

Exploring A Teen’s Digital Footprint In 6 Clicks Or Less | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
TEST The Dangers Of Social Media: Exploring A Teen’s Digital Footprint In 6 Clicks Or Less
by TeachThought Staff
By now, the idea of a digital footprint isn’t new.
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Exhibition of Soldier Diaries at State Library NSW

Exhibition of Soldier Diaries at State Library NSW | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
The State Library of New South Wales has opened a large exhibition about Australia's involvement in World War I. I attended a preview guided by the curator of the exhibition, Elise Edmonds just bef...
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feedly: organize, read and share what matters to you.

feedly: organize, read and share what matters to you. | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Feedly connects you to the information and knowledge you care about. We help you get more out of you work, education, hobbies and interests. The feedly platform lets you discover sources of quality content, follow and read everything those sources publish with ease and organize everything in one place.
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5 Things People Want from Higher Education Infographic - e-Learning Feeds

5 Things People Want from Higher Education Infographic - e-Learning Feeds | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
5 Things People Want from Higher Education According to a national survey conducted for North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, although the majority of Americans think higher education is …
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6 Good Academic Search Engines for Science Teachers

6 Good Academic Search Engines for Science Teachers | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
July 8, 2014
Below is a list of popular academic search engines with a focus on science. These search platforms will provide instant access to a wide variety of science related resources. These...
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3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill

3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
We’ve talked before about some of the newer skills necessary for students and teachers in the 21st century. Digital literacy - and all the elements contained within that term-  is probably the buzzword you hear most often. And for good reason: today’s young students are living in a largely digital, quickly evolving world that their teachers did …

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Reordering Ranganathan: Shifting User Behaviors, Shifting Priorities

Reordering Ranganathan: Shifting User Behaviors, Shifting Priorities | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Reordering Ranganathan: Shifting User Behaviors, Shifting Priorities
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The Creepiness Of Accidental Google Street View Camera Selfies

The Creepiness Of Accidental Google Street View Camera Selfies | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what the Google Street View camera looks like? Sure, you’ve probably seen the weird stick-like thing they put on top of cars. But a ...
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The Best Educational Websites for Teaching and Learning in 2014

The Best Educational Websites for Teaching and Learning in 2014 | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
July 3, 2014
The American Association of School Librarian (AASL) has recently published its 2014 report of the best websites for teaching and learning. As you probably know, every year AASL releases...
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10 Social Media Mistakes You're Probably Making - Edudemic

10 Social Media Mistakes You're Probably Making - Edudemic | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Social media. Connecting teachers. Intriguing students Offering resources. Cataloguing information with hashtags. Streamlining information consumption. Awesome, right? All of this and more only happens, however, when you’re using social media effectively. That said, what does ‘effectively’ mean, anyway? How can you Tweet incorrectly? What constitutes a ‘bad’ social media profile? While much of that is …
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ALIA Training Courses and Workshops | Australian Library and Information Association

ALIA Training Courses and Workshops | Australian Library and Information Association | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
ALIA Training Courses and Workshops Invest in your career. Invest in your profession. Don't forget to check out other ALIA PD opportunities: conferences, Groups events, ProQuest journals and EBL ebooks for members, AARL and ALJ, and PD Postings.
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2014 Literary Awards | Canadian Authors Assocation

2014 Literary Awards | Canadian Authors Assocation | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
RT @WordfestTweets: Exciting news! The winners of the 2014 CanAuthors Literary Awards include three Wordfest alum! http://t.co/cyh7jVvtaC
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