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200 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection

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Discover a meta collection of Free textbooks (or "open textbooks") written by knowledgable scholars. A great way to learn and sav

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MOOCs and Librarians - Emerging Technologies - "Massive Open Online Courses"

MOOCs and Librarians - Emerging Technologies - "Massive Open Online Courses" | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

By Nancy Bellafante:

The Chronicle’s recent article on plagiarism accusations in Coursera courses kicked off my exploration into MOOCs and the role librarians can play. A recent RUSA post on Chasing Reference points to the lack of research assignments in MOOCs and the need for embedded librarians. Even though students enrolled in a MOOC do not typically have access to the parent institution’s fee-based library resources, information literacy and research skills can still be taught and are an important component in courses that ask students to explore complex issues and social problems. Simply providing students with a reading list is not going to teach them to be savvy information consumers who can effectively find authoritative information and critically evaluate sources. So, what’s our first step?

Librarians should  join a  MOOC.

 

Read more: http://www.library.drexel.edu/blogs/technologies/tag/edx/

 

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 24, 2012 4:37 AM

Free online classes the future of education > with a direct impact on librarians!

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Study Uncovers Why Students Buy Digital vs Paper Textbooks [Infographic]

Study Uncovers Why Students Buy Digital vs Paper Textbooks [Infographic] | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Over 75% of US students regularly choose not to buy the textbooks their professors require, a recent student survey conducted by the e-textbook publisher Bookboon.com has revealed.


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Free dictionary online: translation, definition, synonyms...

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Free dictionary online: translation in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Russian, definition, synonyms...

 

The authoritative Collins dictionaries now available online. Search amongst hundreds of thousands of words and expressions in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and synonyms dictionaries.

 

Gust MEES: I especially love it for its synonyms and definitions... Knowing a definition in French, but not in English and reverse as often happens to me, REVERSO gives me the right results; a goldmine for authors, teachers, educators, instructors, students, learners...

 

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http://dictionary.reverso.net/

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 29, 2012 8:35 AM
Very useful; thanks for sharing.
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Learning By Exploring, Organizing and Curating a Body of Information: Curatr

Robin Good: Curatr, an elearning platform built upon the idea of discovery through the curation and sense-making of existing information, has just released an updated version of its platform which you can check out here: http://www.curatr.co.uk/index2.php 

 

Live demo: http://www.curatr.co.uk/index2.php?view=demo 

 

Curatr allows professional trainers, experts, and teachers, as much as students to organize and curate information for the purpose of learning.

 

What I like very much is the Curatr promotional video, which says lots of true things about education and about the way we should carry it out in the future. The next-button-robot approach to information memorization needs to be replaced with a new approach: learning to understand how learners construct knowledge.

 

Curatr is about the construction of the scaffolding that allows people to learn and to find the resources that should help them best learn what they are interested into. 

 

Promising. Insightful. 8/10


Find out more:  http://www.curatr.co.uk/ 


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janlgordon's comment, February 29, 2012 11:11 AM
Another gem, thank you so much Robin!
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Curation for Teachers [Infographic]

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In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Rosie Peel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:07 AM

This is very insightful when creating an effective, authentic and reliable curation collection.  It is resources like this one that I feel will benefit others in their teaching and learning journey.

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:29 PM

This infographic provides insight into showing how to enhance learning. Critical thinking is an important skill in today's world. Students need encouragement in taking ownership of their own learning. We can find ways to encourage students from this link.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:04 PM

Ya en el esquema se ve como ir mejorando la practica, seleccion y calificacion de los sitios y contenidos.

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Connected Mind - create mind maps

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Draw unique and memorable mind maps, store them in the cloud for free and access them anywhere. Works on Google Chrome.


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Audrey's comment, June 9, 2013 6:38 PM
This is brilliant!!
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9 Step Guide to Creating Marvelous Infographics

9 Step Guide to Creating Marvelous Infographics | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
“Information can be useful -- and even beautiful -- but only when it’s presented well.” So how do you go about creating such an amazing infographic? I have 9 steps that may just help you.

 

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http://blog.mindjet.com/2012/07/9-step-guide-to-creating-marvelous-infographics/

 


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100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School

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100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School...

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