I'm trying to stay tuned in what's happening in the field of information literacy, school libraries, ICT and learning environments. I am working on my PhD degree and working as a children's librarian, a school librarian and a lecturer in Turku University of Applied Sciences.
Don't lament the lost days of cutting your fingers on pristine new novels or catching a whiff of that magical, transportive old book smell just yet! A slew of recent studies shows that print books are still popular, even among millennials. What's mor...
Many key questions about learning in the classroom can be boiled down to, “What should I do next?” From a teacher’s viewpoint, this question can mean, “Which topic should I teach next?” or “Do students need more review or are they ready to move on?” For a student, “what should I do next?” can mean,…
"Sheila Webber will start by briefly outlining some general characteristics of MOOCs and her own experience with them. She will go on to identify types of MOOC and the implications for MOOC pedagogy. As part of this discussion she will note some findings from an investigation into the value of learning analytics for MOOC educators (undertaken by Naomi Colhoun at Sheffield University in summer 2014). In the final part of her presentation she will reflect on the various roles that have been, or could be, adopted by librarians."
With creativity becoming a commodity that so many people trade on, it's more important than ever to have ideas constantly flowing. But are these creative careers only available to the gifted few? Not at all.
The decline in teaching cursive handwriting, the rise of the keyboard, and the introduction of the Common Core State Standards that do not require children to know cursive all question its relevance. Passionate advocates claim that cursive is a cultural tradition with cognitive and academic benefits that must be preserved, while some teachers and handwriting experts say the decline of cursive is natural, and it should be allowed to morph into a print/cursive hybrid, or bow out altogether.
From 12-packs of paper towels to The Count of Monte Cristo: A deserted Wal-Mart in McAllen, Texas, is stocking a new kind of item on its shelves. Minneapolis-based architects Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. breathed fresh life into the warehouse, about as big as two and a half football fields,...
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