The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret


It wasn’t until three semesters into my degree, after spending $1,000 dollars merely renting my textbooks that I discovered my University’s ebook library. UPCEA’s eDesign Collaborative ), I spent hours doing my own personal research on my university’s open access policy and scouring the library website. This is not just a call for open textbooks, but for awareness of all library resources, and reimagining the role that the library will play in the 21st century university.

In dark days of coronavirus, acts of generosity can restore students’ faith in higher education and each other

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Meanwhile, cultural institutions are relaxing rules and paywalls to offer much-needed diversion, like free streaming of Broadway musicals and plays, operas, online art programs and free downloads of books from public libraries.


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How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

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Luis Gallardo’s favorite place to study was the library at the University of California, Berkeley. Both he and his dad took out loans for Paul to go to college, which covered tuition, but he still needs to buy a few books for this semester, and then there’s rent and food.

No longer ruled out: an educator develops strategies to keep court-involved students in school

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While not every arrested student is on the honor roll like Elliott, they all have strengths that Rhodes and her team describe to judges: Some love Harry Potter books; some excel at band or athletics; others have never been issued a behavioral demerit. I hit the books hard.”.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. What does personalized learning mean to the perennial tug-of-war over content — in higher education’s “great books” debate over whether students should absorb the Western canon or study what they want, and, at the K-12 level, over the Common Core? It’s why a fire in the library tarnishes a school’s reputation in the minds of parents, sometimes for years. Dan D.

Held back, but not helped

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Even as early as 2006 and 2007, it was apparent to sociologists Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill, authors of the book “Children of Katrina,” that students were falling way behind as a result of the storm and its aftermath. Rory Williams stands in the library at George Washington Carver High School. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Social emotionalDomonique Crosby raises her hand in calculus class at George Washington Carver High School.

STUDENT VOICES: If I weren’t here I’d probably be dead

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A photojournalist, she’s at work on an oral history book project, interviewing scores of public school students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, across the country. The library is old — and it kind of stinks. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices. What do kids really think about school? How would they change it?

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This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Based on the concept of “choose your own adventure” books, Digital Compass guides students in grades 6-9 to learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through animated, interactive experiences in which students choose several different paths for each character.

After a hate crime, a town welcomes immigrants into its schools

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His death was one of a series of attacks on immigrants in the area, according to the journalist Mirta Ojito’s book on the killing. The ideas stemmed from the group’s twice-monthly meetings at the Patchogue library, where they talked about parenting, navigating their new American home, and the schools. K-12 News Civil rights Graduation and dropouts Immigrants and Refugees Immigration Crisis Politics Social emotional

Improving the quality of a higher educational institution

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Dropout rate : How many students dropped out without completing the course. Retention rate : How many students stayed as opposed to dropouts. Other KPIs to provide more information on this area are: Adequate infrastructure & necessary teaching equipment : The data point on the necessary lab equipment, library, leisure/sports area, etc. This ratio includes infrastructure expenses, maintenance, administrative salaries, books and teaching resources, etc.

Empowered Readers: Technology That Can Re-Inspire Students’ Love of Reading


The district is also known for having one of the largest dropout rates and one of the highest pupil-to-teacher ratios in the country. I started by taking a good look at the books I had available—only to find that my physical classroom library is filled with outdated, “dog-eared” books that are expensive to replace and are a minuscule sampling of the many thousands of books available in the world.

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A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

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Staff say that they try to be strategic with locations, setting up shop within strip malls and sites that are easy for students to access and that are close to other resources like the public library. There’s nothing to say they read fewer books or cover less content.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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For an absurd example, if dropouts tended to take classes on Thursdays in their first semester at college, but students who completed their degrees didn’t, then you might worry about current students who are currently taking classes on Thursdays. The dropout problem got a lot worse in the 1990s when more people started attending college. The ID records included when students entered classroom buildings, returned to the dorm at night, checked out library books or bought a coffee.

Four Reasons Why Students Don’t Receive the Degrees They’ve Earned


In keeping with that mindset, some education leaders refer to lost students as “stopouts” rather than “dropouts.” The best-intentioned policies just get stuck on the books,” Ajinkya says. Unpaid parking tickets, library fines and graduation fees can result in transcript holds that block students from officially getting their credentials or transferring to other institutions. Millions of Americans have earned some college credit but no degree.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

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I grew up in my parent’s motel and attended local urban public schools, which had a dropout rate of 40 percent. After hours of studying in the library, preparing and identifying patterns for the test, I was able to improve my score from 1760 to a perfect 2400. Please tell me about the motivation behind your first SAT prep book. McGraw-Hill noticed was I was doing and offered me a book deal. How did the idea to propose your book and courses to the Sharks arise?

Revolution in Higher Education: chapter 2

Bryan Alexander

Miscellaneous notes: DeMillo sees for-pay assessment as solving the MOOC dropout problem (1253). We reach further back in history here, following the track of DeMillo’s previous book Abelard To Apple. Simply snag a copy of the book from your library or MIT Press or the local bookshop or Amazon (etc.),


Looking Back & Remembering @Joe_Bower @DevenKBlack @BobSprankle

The Innovative Educator

If you want to learn about progressive ideas in the areas of grading, assessment, and homework, check out Joe's book, De-Testing + De-Grading Schools , one of his talks , and his blog. He took over an out-of-date, disorganized library, with dusty old books and turned it into a modern, automated library created with a mission to support student learning in ways aligned to their interests, strengths, and talents.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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Depending on how far we want to take our data collection, we could potentially collect library records, e-book consumption patterns, social network information, etc. There are many benefits of using learning analytics, as follows: Increase retention and performance: Learning analytics may be used to reduce dropout rates and increase students’ performance. Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry.

Temple University is spending millions to get more students through college, but is there a cheaper way?

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Jones, senior vice provost for undergraduate studies at Temple University, and Paul Tough, author of the upcoming book, “Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why,” presented some promising solutions this month during a session at the Education Writers Association’s National Seminar at Boston University. Paul Tough, author of the book Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why. Photo: AP Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, Ed Hille.

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Partner Announcements Amazing People Institute : Amazing People Library launch a digital story collection unlike any other. FREE 30 day trial for #Libraries & #Schools. How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 15th The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. National Library Week. National Library Week is this week, and the theme is "Lives change @ your library®."


Is California saving higher education?

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Jaelyn Deas and her four best friends shared everything, including late-night study sessions in the library at San Jose State University and a never-ending preoccupation with how they’d pay for their tuition there. Jaelyn Deas at her work-study job at San Jose State University.

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“Dear Mrs. Trump” by Liz Phipps Soeiro – why the librarian refused the books the First Lady sent to her school. ’” Via Education Week : “ FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries.” Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Student workers at the University of Chicago’s library have voted to unionize. ” “The Case for Learning Platform Grade Book ” by Mindwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. But for others – especially lower-performing students – taking online courses was associated with higher dropout rates and lower grades, both at the time the course was taken and in future semesters, when compared to students who took classes in person.”