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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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The emerging and future roles of academic libraries

The emerging and future roles of academic libraries

Libraries are actively reinventing themselves for the digital age.  Confronted with corrosive budgets, skyrocketing costs, and challenged by a fear of obsolesce resulting from the accelerating rate of technological change; libraries are struggling for their survival.  For the academic library — the “heart” of the modern research…

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Tapscott: Memorizing facts is a waste of time

Tapscott: Memorizing facts is a waste of time

Cristóbal Cobo forwarded an article from Brand Republic from earlier this year. It contains a few provocative lines from Don Tapscott, co-author of Wikinomics: Tapscott said: “Teachers are no longer the fountain of knowledge — the internet is. Kids should learn about history but they don’t…

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Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology

Directed by a Twitter update, I landed on the PF HYPER blog… which directed me to a Wikipedia article on Open Space Technology: In Open Space, a facilitator explains the process and then participants are invited to co-create the agenda and host their own discussion…

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Games in the Classroom (part three)

Games in the Classroom (part three)

Twenty years ago, playing games over a distance might have meant that you played turn-taking games like chess over email, and you were cutting edge. I remember people playing chess through snail mail! You would make your move and wait for a reply. What is…

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Video Games in the Classroom (part two)

Video Games in the Classroom (part two)

To do is to be To be is to do So Do We? It is just good teaching Games taught me that modeling environments and taking on the roles are powerful ways to teach and learn. Piaget talked about roles as assimilation. You try on…

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Top ten list #6: Tech tools and Web resources to start leapfrogging now

Top ten list #6: Tech tools and Web resources to start leapfrogging now

We’re back this week with the final five top ten lists! Today’s list contains tools and Web resources to help people start leapfrogging now. Note: It’s hard to create an innovative tools top ten list while omitting services from Google – but, for the purpose…

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Wikipedia big with experts?

Wikipedia big with experts?

An interesting article appeared at Ars Technica yesterday: A new salvo has been fired in the perennial war over Wikipedia‘s accuracy. Thomas Chesney, a Lecturer in Information Systems at the Nottingham University Business School, published the results of his own Wikipedia study in the most…

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Philly Inquirer: Top 10 ed tech trends

Philly Inquirer: Top 10 ed tech trends

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports their take of the top ten trends affecting education in 2005: The browser-based application Firefox Wikipedia‘s news reporting The $100 laptop Podcasting A renewed debate on what students are doing on the Internet OpenOffice.org 2.0 Web 2.0 Moodle Blackboard’s takeover of…

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Wikipedia turns five years old today

Wikipedia turns five years old today

Today, Wikipedia turns five years old. From their announcement: “The English Wikipedia alone now has more than 920,000 articles, with over 340,000,000 words. The millionth article is expected to appear in late February or early March. The combined Wikipedias for all languages have an estimated…

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