Literacy skills have always been important. In centuries past, people communicated via letters. These letters soon turned into telegraph messages. From there we advanced to the telephone, internet... (Why is Digital Literacy Important?
As we all know, our minds are changing as technology integrates more and more into our lives. The use of technology in traditionally social situations has become so rife it that games have been invented in order to keep people off their phones.
"The news: Harry Potter's greatest feat might not have been defeating Voldemort, but teaching young people around the world to battle prejudice. At least that's the finding of a new paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, which claims reading the Harry Potter series significantly improved young peoples' perception of stigmatized groups like immigrants, homosexuals or refugees."
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...
A summary of our joint chat on with #SLAtalk on Mobile Tech in Libraries is now available. Our joint chat with #SLAtalk brought together librarians from both sides of the pond to discuss Mobile Tech in Libraries.
TEST 5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn by Charlie Chung, Class Central There has been a large body of work in neuroscience, psychology, and related fields offering more and more insight into how we learn.
Sydney Morning Herald Melbourne comic book store voted world's best Sydney Morning Herald Held annually at San Diego Comic-Con, the world's most prestigious comic book event, the Oscar-like awards celebrate the best of the industry, from comic book...
In today's post I am sharing with you some interesting search engines ideal for folks in engaged in social science research.Researchers working in the fields of psychology, anthropology, and related subjects will find great results using these search engines.
–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.