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The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium

The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

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Important read about important trends in this first NMC version for libraries.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 21, 2014 7:42 PM

Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the NMC and co-principal investigator for the project. “Finally we have been able to produce a report aimed directly at the needs of academic and research libraries — and what we have found is that academic and research libraries are leveraging new technology in some very important and creative ways

Gai Dennett's curator insight, August 24, 2014 7:45 PM

The Library edition of the 2014 Horizon Report is a "must read" for Librarians

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How To Apply Reflective Practice when Teaching Online

How To Apply Reflective Practice when Teaching Online | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
With online teaching, the only person to blame is yourself. That is what being objective means in this industry. An objective and reflective practitioner blames only himself or herself. If there is a problem, you need to consider ways to avoid it in the future by changing what you do and say, as well as how you act.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 24, 2:08 AM

Some useful techniques.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, August 24, 9:28 AM

Very interesting ways to self-evaluate your online teaching and issues you may encounter teaching online..

Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, August 28, 1:05 PM
Reflective practice useful not just for teaching, learning and or work but possibly a life skill.
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What is Open Pedagogy?

What is Open Pedagogy? | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about open educational resources, but precious little has been written about how OER – or openness more ge
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Open Educational Resources - Babson Survey Research Group

Open Educational Resources - Babson Survey Research Group | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 1, 8:03 AM
Important document revealing the barriers to implementation.
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The 9 Rules Of Innovation

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Take a slightly broader view and it becomes clear that innovation today goes far beyond research labs, Silicon Valley pitch meetings and large corporate initiatives.
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Open Educational Resources - - Linkis.com

Open Educational Resources - - Linkis.com | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
LibGuides. Open Educational Resources.

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What are the most-cited publications in the social sciences (according to Google Scholar)?

What are the most-cited publications in the social sciences (according to Google Scholar)? | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Drawing on citation data that spans disciplines and time periods, Elliott Green has identified the most cited publications in the social sciences. Here he shares his findings on the 25 most cited b…

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The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere,..

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Lihi Telem's curator insight, May 16, 2:54 AM
מאמר נחמד על השינוי התרבותי-טכנולוגי במעבר ממה שמוגדר במאמר עידן המידע לעידן החוויה. המעבר מעדכונים כתובים לעדכונים מוקלטים מצולמים וכו' השיתוף של רגעי מציאות בממשקים שונים. לא בטוחה שמסכימה עם כל מילה אבל בהחלט יש השלכות מעניינות על החשיבה על חינוך ותרבות בעידן הזה.
Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 18, 1:13 AM

Not sure yet if I'm sharing this view-point... Actually I don't think I am. I don't think Information Age is over and replace by "Experience Age". Both are completing each other, but information remains a key for reflection and decision making. Anyhow, let's share and reflect on this.

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A Framework for the Ethics of Open Education | Farrow | Open Praxis

A Framework for the Ethics of Open Education | Farrow | Open Praxis | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
A Framework for the Ethics of Open Education

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toward "a better understanding of professional ethics for open practitioners."
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The Online Learning Glossary 

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Understand some of the jargon of online learning with this simple glossary.

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On the MLIS: Why I'm Getting the Library Degree

On the MLIS: Why I'm Getting the Library Degree | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Reading, writing learning: the library degree (MLIS) is as necessary to me as libraries themselves.
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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies - Cult of Pedagogy

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies - Cult of Pedagogy | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
When I worked with student teachers on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise was the phrase “We will discuss.”

We will discuss the video.

We will discuss the story.

We will discuss our results.

Every time I saw it in a lesson plan, I would add a  note: “What format will you use? What questions will you ask? How will you ensure that all students participate?” I was pretty sure that We will discuss actually meant the teacher would do most of the talking; He would throw out a couple of questions like “So what did you think about the video?” or “What was the theme of the story?” and a few students would respond, resulting in something that looked  like a discussion, but was ultimately just a conversation between the teacher and a handful of extroverted students; a classic case of Fisheye Teaching.

The problem wasn’t them; in most of the classrooms where they’d sat as students, that’s exactly what a class discussion looked like. They didn’t know any other “formats.” I have only ever been familiar with a few myself. But when teachers began contacting me recently asking for a more comprehensive list, I knew it was time to do some serious research.

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A very helpful list!

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 22, 12:57 PM

Discussion is required for learning in every level of classrooms. This article offers both  high level planning and low level planning. Well worth the time to read this.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, April 22, 12:20 PM
Genuine class discussions -- singing my song!
Ainsley Ballinger's curator insight, May 2, 12:02 AM

Great ideas to promote in-class discussion. Will be referring to when creating lesson plans for my placement. 

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Online learning environments in higher education: Connectivism vs. dissociation « Online Learning Update

Online learning environments in higher education: Connectivism vs. dissociation « Online Learning Update | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

by Sasha A. Reese, Education Information Technologies
Over the last decade online education has emerged as a way for students and faculty to collaborate more freely, attain greater flexibility, and utilize new media to learn.


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Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

"With the Internet exploding with information resources and tools for learning, teachers can be facilitators of information with a greater emphasis on explanation and critical thinking as opposed to the dissemination source. Formal learning systems have in some cases been slower to adopt this model, rightfully concerned with accuracy of material and consistency; yet with ever increasing numbers of individuals accessing information in learning environments, the necessity of these formal systems to adopt technological change is very clear."


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Ana Paula Sena's curator insight, November 16, 2015 8:00 AM

Aos queridos professores.

KCELT's curator insight, November 16, 2015 12:48 PM

Are You Prepared For The Future Of #SocialLearning? | @scoopit via @plevy http://sco.lt/... #socialmedia #LMS 

 

 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 18, 2015 11:52 AM

This article poses the question: Are you ready for having social learning be the norm in the classroom of the future?

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How do You Play? 

How do You Play?  | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

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Icebreakers
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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 26, 3:56 AM

Games - Team games, Icebreakers, Board Games, Card Games, Classroom Games

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 26, 7:20 AM
If you need icebreakers! So many ways to begin learning about each other.
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What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Reflecting on one's work can be instrumental to growth and improvement, but it's an activity that's often under utilized.
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Manuela Mejia's curator insight, August 27, 10:33 AM
The connection between the digital age and the learning process is very interesting since it goes beyond the electronic devices as a learning tool. The author tries to provide some technological strategies in which students improve and give feedback to their learning process. I consider that our goal as teachers is to use technology not only as a device to give academic knowledge, we also need to implement technology as a tool which helps the learner to be autonomous, thoughtful and proactive.
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Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources: Developing Partnerships | ALA Annual 2016

Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources: Developing Partnerships | ALA Annual 2016 | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
A number of higher education–focused sessions at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference touched on issues surrounding student retention and completion—and with the costs of tuition, housing, and materials constantly rising, saving students money is a major consideration. When the conversation includes state and community colleges, and a student body that may have less access to financial resources, finding strategies to cut costs becomes more important than ever. Open educational resources (OER)—freely accessible texts and media that faculty can assemble, repurpose, and package under open access agreements for teaching and research—are a rapidly growing option.

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Attended one of these meetings.  Interesting that in many cases the approach leads to a traditional pdf text. 
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10 Tools for More Interactive Videos 

10 Tools for More Interactive Videos  | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Forget about PowerPoints with voice-over — that's old school. These "new school" apps can help you engage your students while they're learning from your lectures.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 8, 3:30 PM
La vidéo n'est plus uniquement pour les spécialistes ! C'est à la portée de tous. Vous pouvez surtout demander aux étudiants de créer des films au lieu d'une présentation en classe.
Janette Planck's curator insight, June 13, 5:49 AM
Technologies to assist

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, August 12, 5:55 AM
Useful for blended or online courses
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Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End

Why Feedback Should Come in the Middle, Not at the End | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

Traditionally, we give and receive feedback at the end of projects, assignments, and units. But is this the best way to ensure progress? Researchers are saying it’s not, especially when it comes to encouraging creativity. For optimal academic achievement, teachers and students should consider placing feedback somewhere in the middle.


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Great advice, for younger and adult learners.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 28, 12:33 AM

Some good tips towards the end of the article.

Character Minutes's curator insight, June 29, 11:37 AM
Provides tips to follow when giving feedback.

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How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2

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How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2 | Piktochart Infographic Editor

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Good ideas and research to guide teaching and inspire learning
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Marianne Hart's curator insight, June 8, 8:28 AM
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sdoukakis's curator insight, June 10, 11:18 AM
Ένας χρήσιμος οδηγός για τον τρόπο που μπορεί να συνεργαστεί ο e-tutor με τους μαθητές του.
Sandy Loucks's curator insight, August 18, 10:31 AM
Nice grahic that puts it all together
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Fifty shades of open | Pomerantz | First Monday

Fifty shades of open | Pomerantz | First Monday | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Fifty shades of open

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The meaning and the ambiguity of "the word."
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10 Characteristics of Professional Learning That Shifts Practice

10 Characteristics of Professional Learning That Shifts Practice | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

Across diverse districts I have asked teachers how they like to learn and what they want out of their professional learning opportunities. Over and over I hear the same kinds of responses and wishes for how they could learn.  There is a deep desire to develop their practice, not just be talked to but be inspired, valued, and pushed to take their practice to the next level.  To help teachers shift their practices and make learning experiences for their students the best they can be, these are the desired characteristics of professional learning that shifts practices:

Purposeful

 

Goal-oriented


Inquiry-based


Applicable


Safe 


Learner-centered


Collaborative


Personalized


Action-oriented


These 10 characteristics likely do not come as a surprise as they align with much of what we know about the power of purpose, motivation, and empowerment in learning.  The problem is that they so rarely represent how teachers learn despite what we know.  Why?! Well, most often because it requires leaders and designers of these experiences to trust the learners, be flexible to meet their needs, allow for diverse pathways and be open to new ideas.

 

Often pressed for time and trying to fit it all in, many take short cuts to ensure that they have covered it all rather that engage in deep learning. Another challenge is that many have not truly experienced this type of learning in their formal education, which makes it hard to imagine how to create new and better experiences. Without new models, people tend to revert back and recreate their own experiences.

 

 


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Across diverse districts I have asked teachers how they like to learn and what they want out of their professional learning opportunities. Over and over I hear the same kinds of responses and wishes for how they could learn.  There is a deep desire to develop their practice, not just be talked to but be inspired, valued, and pushed to take their practice to the next level.  To help teachers shift their practices and make learning experiences for their students the best they can be, these are the desired characteristics of professional learning that shifts practices:

Purposeful

 

Goal-oriented


Inquiry-based


Applicable


Safe 


Learner-centered


Collaborative


Personalized


Action-oriented


These 10 characteristics likely do not come as a surprise as they align with much of what we know about the power of purpose, motivation, and empowerment in learning.  The problem is that they so rarely represent how teachers learn despite what we know.  Why?! Well, most often because it requires leaders and designers of these experiences to trust the learners, be flexible to meet their needs, allow for diverse pathways and be open to new ideas.

 

Often pressed for time and trying to fit it all in, many take short cuts to ensure that they have covered it all rather that engage in deep learning. Another challenge is that many have not truly experienced this type of learning in their formal education, which makes it hard to imagine how to create new and better experiences. Without new models, people tend to revert back and recreate their own experiences.

 

 

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 24, 9:42 AM

The always inspiring Joyce Valenza shares these important 10 characteristics.

Shift the languate in your practice to include these!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 29, 1:54 PM
This article shares some excellent qualities that professional development opportunities for teachers should strive to incorporate.
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9 Reasons Why Digital Capabilities Matter 

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For a compelling student experience

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In Search of the Killer Mobile App, Part 1: Will LMS Vendors Lead the Way for Higher Ed? - Eduventures

In Search of the Killer Mobile App, Part 1: Will LMS Vendors Lead the Way for Higher Ed? - Eduventures | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Think of the last time you told a coworker about a killer mobile app. Was it education related? Where are the killer mobile education apps from LMS vendors?
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POOCs Not MOOCs

POOCs Not MOOCs | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it
Yes, MOOCs offer an incredible range of topics for online learners from different parts of the world with different learning budgets; but then what is wrong with MOOCs?
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How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) | VirtualLibrarySchool | Scoop.it

How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) It may sound pretty routine to convert a course to an online format, but doing so presents many unexpected challenges and...    

 

My rating 8/10


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Stephen Bright's curator insight, November 15, 2015 4:46 PM

This article from the Chronicle of Higher Education outlines the process used with a university class for the students to choose a problem and a Khan Academy style video illustrating the working for solving the problem successfully. Great that it is a student-centred approach. Not so sure that it would work for other non-mathematical disciplines...