Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Promoting the library can be a fun and productive task for all employees and library users IF time is spent on developing a communication plan and providing content for print materials, social media, and word-of-mouth interactions. Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

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Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. LIBRARY ADVOCACY: EVERYDAY MARKETING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES" A 75-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 We have two new Library 2.0

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware additional organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” iNACOL has released a report on advocacy for competency-based education. US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! Randy Gatley; Community Librarian, Northeast Area WLMA Panel: K12 School and Public Library Collaborations - Craig Seasholes, WLMA moderator 2:00pm A MOOL in a MOOC: Librarians in massive open online courses - Laureen P.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

It will continue to support charter schools, helping them with challenges like developing students’ “ social and emotional skills.” The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which has given money to charter schools (including Success Academy Charter Schools), media organizations (including The 74), and conservative education organizations (including Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education).

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.; Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary?

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The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. An advocacy for libertarian politics – think Peter Thiel (a Stanford graduate) now advising Donald Trump.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees. “ MOOCs Are Dead. Via Education Week : “Parent Advocacy Group Warns of Ed-Tech ‘Threats’ ” Via PC World : “Why Google plans to stop supporting your Chromebook after five years.” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” (This is a good example of how ed-tech advocacy-posing-as-journalism operates – you get funded by an organization and then you get to “break the news” about that organization. Swing Education has raised $15 million from GV (Google Ventures), Kapor Capital, Ulu Ventures, Moment Ventures, Edovate Capital, Red House Education, Owl Ventures, and Social Capital.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. ” Rather, McMillan Cottom argues these students are making rational decisions in a world of growing economic precarity and shrinking social programs. “Tracking” – an educational practice that re-inscribed social inequalities.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Chalkbeat : “For Betsy DeVos and her former advocacy group, the future of education means ‘ personalization ,’ including virtual schools.” ” Her “former advocacy group” – although considering she spoke there last week, I’m not sure how “former” it really is – is the American Federation for Children. “After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” Anil Dash and Gina Trapani announced they’re closing down their social media analytics product ThinkUp. That is, major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter increasingly made it difficult for ThinkUp to work with their APIs.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law ,” Techcrunch reports. ” From the press release : “ Facebook Launches New Initiative to Help Scholars Assess Social Media’s Impact on Elections.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” And I’m not sure if Udacity now better fits here in this for-profit higher ed section, but there’s news about it in the MOOC section above. Via the Brennan Center for Justice : “Map: Social Media Monitoring by Police Departments , Cities, and Counties.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. ” Also via Techcrunch : “ Parental control service ‘ Circle with Disney ’ to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more.”