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The future of academic libraries: An interview with Steven J Bell

The future of academic libraries: An interview with Steven J Bell

Note: An mp3 of this interview is available for download. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Steven J. Bell, the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction at Temple University, and current Vice President and President Elect of the Association of College and…

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Classroom of the future? A response

Classroom of the future? A response

Instead of using these tools to teach centuries-old subject matter, perhaps we should instead use them to help us develop meaningful skills and personal knowledge — and to enhance our capacities to imagine, create, and innovate.

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Will it blend? Social media and education

Will it blend? Social media and education

This morning, MPR’s Midmorning aired a forum on the role of social media and education.

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Invisible Learning to be published in early 2011

Invisible Learning to be published in early 2011

About a year ago, Cristóbal Cobo and I announced a research project called Invisible Learning. After many months of work, collecting experiences, researching literature, interviews, and exchanges with experts (and –above all– many hours of writing), we can announce that in 2011 the Invisible Learning book will be a reality (in print and digital formats).

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Invisible Learning preview

Invisible Learning preview

As Cristóbal Cobo and I are working on wrapping up the Invisible Learning book, promotion for the volume is already starting to appear. Although we anticipate its release in February, 2011, we’ve been giving a few talks on the topic, and thought I’d share some of the slides I’ve been using as a teaser…

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Fab Lab: Build ‘almost anything’

Fab Lab: Build ‘almost anything’

“The Fab Lab program has strong connections with the technical outreach activities of a number of partner organizations, around the emerging possibility for ordinary people to not just learn about science and engineering but actually design machines and make measurements that are relevant to improving…

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Share the love: Embedding the Education Futures timeline

Share the love: Embedding the Education Futures timeline

Did you know the Education Futures timeline of education is Creative Commons licensed? You’re invited to share the love! Simply cut-and-paste this text into your blog or website (assumes a column width of 500px): <div align=”center”><iframe src=”http://www.educationfutures.com/flashtimeline/index-500.html” width=”500″ height=”310″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″></iframe><p>Source: <a href=”http://www.educationfutures.com/resources/timeline”>Education Futures</a></p></div> …and,…

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Settlers of the Shift

Settlers of the Shift

I like conceptual maps –tools for illustrating the relationships among ideas– and, Tero Heiskanen created an interesting one. It’s huge. Without any further commentary: Settlers of the shift is an open map of experts, organizations and ideas that are scattered around the globe. It’s for…

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Going global and purposive

Going global and purposive

Knowledge powers the 21st century Dan Wallace (@ideafood) forwarded a link to this short essay by TED curator, Ted Anderson. Networking technologies are transforming the potential of teachers: There are many scary things about today’s world. But one that is truly thrilling is that the…

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Infoxication 2.0

Infoxication 2.0

On her blog, Elena Benito-Ruiz shares a draft chapter on “‘Infoxication 2.0′ as one of the main downsides to Web 2.0 and its educational application.”  Infoxication is a state of intoxication of the mind, caused by an overload of information. Although centered around technology, this…

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