"Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you. The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. We are pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in March 2014. Applications for the next round of partnerships are now open and close at midnight on Thursday 20thof February 2014."
Via Karen du Toit
"There is so much talk recently about online video replacing live PD that one might think video libraries were the key to teacher effectiveness. This begs the question: what makes online video so special."
The Learning and Technology Policy Framework (2013) describes Alberta Education's vision for the role of technology in education and establishes a set of values to guide decision-makers at all levels, from government to school boards to classrooms.
The Australian Children's Literature Alliance (ACLA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2008 to champion and promote the transformational power of reading in the lives of young Australians.
Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV) replaces ICT in Education Victoria and the Victorian IT Teachers’ Association. This new association will deliver professional support and networking opportunities to all educators from pre-service teachers to principals, from the early years to careers. DLTV's vision statement is: Leadership, empowerment and excellence in digital learning and teaching
Associate Professor Katrina Falkner, Head of School in the School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, will be a Keynote Speaker at the ECAWA 2014 State Conference.
American Libraries Live will be hosting a panel discussion on the challenges and changes within the libraries for the near and distant future. It is Thursday January 9, 2014 at 2:00-3:00 Eastern. It is FREE to register and “attend” the discussion.
David Lee King, digital branch and services manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library will lead the panel which also includes:
Marshall Breeding, Library Technology Consultant, Speaker and AuthorBuffy Hamilton, Librarian at Norcross High School in metropolitan Atlanta, Library Technology Writer and SpeakerBohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical LibraryJoseph Murphy, Director of Library Futures, Innovative Interfaces
Register for this episode so you get email reminders at http://goo.gl/1p5dpV .
Preregistration is not required to attend. You can also attend by simply going to the site at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, it will be recorded and available at http://www.americanlibrarieslive.org shortly afterwards.
Cochrane in Research in Learning Technology. Within the background where education is increasingly driven by the economies of scale and research funding, we propose an alternative online open and connected framework (OOC) for building global learning communities using mobile social media. We critique a three year action research case study involving building collaborative global learning communities around a community of practice of learning researchers and practitioners. The results include the development of a framework for utilising mobile social media to support collaborative curriculum development across international boundaries. We conclude that this framework is potentially transferrable to a range of educational contexts where the focus is upon student-generated mobile social media projects.
Preliminary results about video usage, obtained from initial analyses of a few edX math and science courses. Unsurprisingly, students engaged more with shorter videos.
The optimal video length is 6 minutes or shorter - students watched most of the way through these short videos. In fact, the average engagement time of any video maxes out at 6 minutes, regardless of its length. And engagement times decrease as videos lengthen.