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The Learning Revolution Conference - 21-25 April 2014

The Learning Revolution Conference - 21-25 April 2014 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

We are pleased to announce the Learning Revolution Conference, online and free, April 21 - 25, 2014. Our goal is to bring together people who are thinking about learning from our important learning places: the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional, and home learning worlds.

We want to explore and bridge the conversations about learning that are common to these worlds, including: learning theory, learning practice, learning science, learning space design, and technology for learning. The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds and we believe that they will increasingly overlap and integrate. We also believe that conversations across these boundaries are critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place.

 

Sign up here: http://learningrevolution.com/main/authorization/signUp

 

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Looks like a great conference for Information Professionals as well.

The "conference strands include Learning Theory, Learning Practice, Learning Science, Learning Spaces, and Technology & Learning."

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A Glimpse into the Future of Learning - Infographic by Knowledge Works

For KnowledgeWorks’ full forecast on the future of
learning, see Recombinant Education: Regenerating
the Learning Ecosystem (http://www.knowledgeworks.org/future-of-learning

 

"[...]'this infographic tells the big story of changes we believe point the way toward a diverse learning ecosystem in which learning adapts to each child instead of each child trying to adapt to school"


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Interesting to look at via the libraries' role in this as well.

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Libraries as ‘Sponsors of Literacies’: Diving Deep to Expose Narratives & Metanarratives | Buffy Hamilton, DMLcentral

Libraries as ‘Sponsors of Literacies’: Diving Deep to Expose Narratives & Metanarratives | Buffy Hamilton, DMLcentral | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

In my last post “Literacies and Fallacies,” I introduced Deborah Brandt’s conceptual approach of sponsors of literacy that connects individual literacy development to the economic development of literacy.  I also shared a rationale for why libraries should use this critical interpretive lens and offered an initial list of questions as focal points of inquiry to consider.

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By exploring “who or what underwrites occasions of literacy learning and use” (Brandt, The Sponsors of Literacy 2), librarians are much better positioned to better understand and contextualize these three key issues identified by Brandt (6):

1.  How the access, organization, and privileging of literacy opportunities are impacted by issues related to race, class, and gender.
2.  How literacy sponsors contribute to what Brandt defines as the literacy crisis:  the perceived gap between rising standards for achievement and people’s ability to meet them.
3.  How might sponsors of literacy interpret their ability to provide resources and opportunities that help people transform their uses of literacy that facilitate identity development, agency and social mobility?

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Thoughts on approaches towards literacy and learning and perspectives on narratives being valued in library services!

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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
RT @LewistonSuper: 25 best educational apps per American Association of School Librarians
http://t.co/Iq3qpRWnKi

 

The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Books

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Organization & Management

Social Sciences

Content Creation

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Saratoga: Libraries are now so much more than simply a repository of books

By Gayathri Kanth:

Libraries today excel at offering resources and services that facilitate and support the learning process and expand knowledge horizons. Originally a repository of books, the modern library has expanded to include audiovisual materials, exhibit art, present lectures and discussions and offer hands-on activities to enhance the learning process.

This summer, the Saratoga Library has expanded its services by partnering with the Make Magazine to offer a Maker Camp, on Google+, the free virtual summer camp for teens. Teens (and adults) would be able to build some cool projects at home, share what you made on Google+, hang out with some awesome makers and watch the great field trips on Fridays.

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Libraries with makerspaces, as well as maker camps!

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Free online learning courses available from Slough Libraries - Slough Borough Council

Free online learning courses available from Slough Libraries - Slough Borough Council | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
NEWS: Free online learning courses available from Slough Libraries http://t.co/zb1UqFLtaI

 

These exciting new learning packages, known as Universal Class and Transparent Language Courses, provides members of Slough Libraries access to over 350 online courses and 80 foreign language courses free of charge. The courses are available online 24 hours a day, so fit well into busy schedules, whether that’s college, work, childcare, or a combination of the three.

Universal Class offers a fantastic range of topics, from hobbies to technology, business skills to health. As the courses are free, there’s no risk – members can try something they’ve always wanted to, or something they’ve never thought of. Members can register for up to five courses at once, and there’s no commitment on a course if you change your mind.

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17 Free Live Webinars for Librarians in April - iLibrarian

17 Free Live Webinars for Librarians in April - iLibrarian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
RT @CILIPinfo: 17 Free Live Webinars for Librarians in April: http://t.co/zzw1NKSv9f (via @OEDB_org)

 

by Ellyssa Kroski

 

Here’s the monthly roundup of great-looking online webinars and free educational opportunities for librarians

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Now Proven! Using Twitter At Conferences Increases Attendee Engagement, by Jeff Hurt

Now Proven! Using Twitter At Conferences Increases Attendee Engagement, by Jeff Hurt | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Twitteracy: Tweeting Improves Learning And Engagement
Education Professor Christine Greenhow, Michigan State University, conducted a study on Twitter as a new form of literacy (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00131725.2012.709032).

 

Her results showed that adults who tweet during a class and as part of the instruction:

are more engaged with the course content
are more engaged with the instructor
are more egaged with other students
and have higher grades than the other students.
“Tweeting can be thought of as a new form of literacy,” Greenhow said. “The students get more engaged because they feel it is connected to something real, that it’s not just learning for the sake of learning. It feels authentic to them.”


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Information Literacy Weblog: The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning

Information Literacy Weblog: The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning http://t.co/EHgdAI95..."

 

Sheila Webber:

The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning was a conference that took place last week in Tampere, Finland, as a pre-conference satellite of the IFLA conference. You can see what the programme was on the website here:

http://iflasatellitetampere2012.wordpress.com/programme/

 

(The photo of Tampere is by tempuu_ on Flickr) 

 

One of the impressive feats was to get the published proceedings produced by the time of the conference, although it is a bit pricey (Euro 99.95):
Gwyer, R., Stubbings, R, and Walton, G. (2012) The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as facilitators of learning. The Hague: De Gruyter. IFLA Publications 157. 
ISBN: 978-3-11-028100-2. The information is here:http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/181777

 

More content links here: http://information-literacy.blogspot.fr/2012/08/the-road-to-information-literacy.html

 

 


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Law Librarian Blog: Digital Access Isn't Everything

Law Librarian Blog: Digital Access Isn't Everything | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Law Librarian Blog: Digital Access Isn't Everything: Digital Access Isn't Everything. 

 

There is a great article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) by Brian Cowan, 'Digital Natives' Aren't Necessarily Digital Learners, which takes on the concept of digital natives as digital learners, and concludes that while technology may deliver information in convenient ways, it will not necessarily motivate individuals to learn.

 

Cowan describes four myths of digital learning:

Myth 1: Digital natives are automatically digital learners.

Myth 2: Students prefer using technology to learn.

Myth 3: Cyberspace is the new classroom.

Myth 4: Today's students are multi­taskers.

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New Digital Tools Let Professors Tailor Their Own Textbooks - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

New Digital Tools Let Professors Tailor Their Own Textbooks - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
RT @ocwnews: New Digital Tools Let Professors Tailor Own Textbooks - more w/ growing libraries of open-source content they can edit http://t.co/6uGYEMHk...
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