How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online libraries and collections of free didactic documents were a reality as early as 1997 , through the Cisco Networking Academy. Although many professors still favor hard copies, online libraries have also made their way into the course plan in some places across the globe.

How to Prepare Students for Jobs in the Self-Driving-Car-Industry

Edsurge

Many roads lead to a career in the self-driving car industry. That painfully obvious pun is actually one of the truest things you can say about this nascent, multidisciplinary enterprise, and it also encapsulates the challenge educators who want to prepare their students to work in this industry are facing today. People working in this industry have a wide range of skills and experience.” If you want to work in an industry focused on cars, you should take a look at one.

Play Library Santa: Sharing gifts of digital media

NeverEndingSearch

This year, I’ve found myself giving many of them a rather unintentional gift–an introduction to their public libraries’ digital media collections. I no longer subscribe to print magazines because of my public library’s access to RBDigital. Play library Santa.

6 growing trends taking over academic libraries

eSchool News

Spreading digital fluency is now a core responsibility of academic libraries, and Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are poised to amplify the utility and reach of library services like never before. Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Research School Librarie

Emma Boettcher Unseated a Jeopardy Mega-Champion. Here’s the Next-Generation Library System She’s Working On.

Edsurge

Now it was time to get back to her day job, part of which involves helping build an open-source library services platform that manages physical and digital collections—which could help future researchers, whether they’re preparing for their own Jeopardy bid or more serious scholarship. FOLIO has been in the works since 2015, and it has been quietly growing with the help of at least a dozen college and university libraries.

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Futurizing the Stacks: How Makerspaces Can Modernize College Libraries

Edsurge

Today’s college students are spending more time than ever in public and campus libraries. According to a recent Pew Research Report , millennials are most likely to have visited a public library in the past year compared to any other generation. But what would make a generation that grew up with internet so reliant on libraries—spaces traditionally known to be filled with shelves upon shelves of books?

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

The board has spent upwards of $40 million over the past two decades on K-12 education with a pro-industry bent, including hundreds of pages of curricula, a speaker series and an afterschool program — all at no cost to educators.

IDEO shares Design Thinking for Libraries

NeverEndingSearch

Need a fresh approach for rethinking your library program? a way of working that will help you strengthen your library by understanding the needs of your patrons and engaging your communities like never before through a method that we call design thinking.

Elsevier Faces Tough Questions About Its Business Model During Library and Publishing Conference

Edsurge

Attendees from academic libraries and scholarly publishing explored how higher education will have to adapt to changing demographics, rising inequality and continuing tensions between big commercial companies and their academic customers. It’s organized by the nonprofit Ithaka , which delivers research and strategic advice to libraries, publishers and other members of the academic enterprise.

March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. billion SMS messages being sent daily Over 276 million wireless users (source: CITA Wireless Industry Survey, 2009). Mobile Libraries!

?Kahoot Pulls Back the Curtains for Studio, a Library of Ready-Made Learning Games

Edsurge

So the company set out to make Kahoot Studio, a curated library of ready-to-play kahoot games for K-12 educators and their students. The company will be adding more to the library over time, and plans to have at least 300 kahoots spanning math, science, ELA, history and geography kahoots for K-12 by the end of the year. Kahoot already offers a public library of more than 20 million games and quizzes created by its users.

Gwinnett County Public Library Introduces Learning alive™ Kits for Early Readers

techlearning

(ATLANTA, Georgia) July 10, 2018 — Thanks to a generous donation from the Atlanta Retailers Association (ARA) that was matched by the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia, Alive Studios is equipping all 15 Gwinnett County Public Library branches with its evidence-based Learning alive™ kits.

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

Edsurge

Shirky invoked Napster, the music file-sharing system brought down by legal action on the part of the music industry. In a crowd-pleasing aside, Jones mentioned that he decided to house the innovation-and-design college within Boise State’s library, and suggested that libraries often function as safe neutral spaces in which to experiment. With edtech, specialized isn’t always better.

As LinkedIn’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges

Edsurge

It has been just over two years since LinkedIn shocked the industry by buying Lynda.com, a library of video courses, for $1.5 What is the philosophy behind joining a library of video courses with a professional-networking site? People don’t realize today that about 15 percent of our content in our [Lynda] library is third-party content. What are the skills that the industry at large has?

Alternative Accreditation as a Means to Create Competition in the University Industry Price Structure

Saving Socrates

One of my favorite places in the whole wide world is Columbia Library. I remember first learning about how the building that actually has the title "Columbia Library" was actually built to be the official library of Columbia but how when they started to place books in the building, they feared collapse, so the architects designed the building that currently houses the library and use the original building as administrative offices.

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Register now for our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th, and we'll send you the information on how to either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings afterwards. Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 public libraries.

HOT QR Codes in the Classroom & Library

The Daring Librarian

On the back of my Sephora catalog, windows of shops, and in my library! QR Codes in the Classroom - and the Library! QR codes can also be used to conduct a treasure hunt of information in the school library. QR Codes are popping up everywhere!

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

Registration and Call for Proposals Now Open for "Libraries of the Future" on October 6th (Oline)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the third of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: " Libraries of the Future ," October 6th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone). Sponsored with ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries.

Registration and Call for Proposals Now Open for "Libraries of the Future" on October 6th (Oline)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the third of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: " Libraries of the Future ," October 6th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone). Sponsored with ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries.

CS (Computer Science) First: for middle school libraries, and your CS program

NeverEndingSearch

Fashion & Design : students learn how computer science and technology are used in the fashion industry while building fashion-themed programs, like a fashion walk, a stylist tool, and a pattern maker. This looks like just the type of program a middle school librarian could love.

It’s time to ask how E-rate will impact learning outcomes

eSchool News

E-rate, officially known as the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, was created to provide schools and libraries with an affordable way to obtain telecommunications, internet access and internet-related services.

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

staff involved in curriculum development, staff development, or operating library, media and computer centers), pupil support services staff (e.g. Industry public educationA Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . by TeachThought Staff.

Library 2.011 Worldwide Conference November 2-4

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We’re counting down the days until the inaugural (and free) Library 2.011 Worldwide Virtual Conference begins on Wednesday, November 2nd. More than 4,000 information professionals from 149 countries have signed up to join the global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Presentations will cover a variety of pertinent subject strands that affect the LIS industry and the changing roles of libraries and librarians in our digital world.

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - Future Ready Schools Online Summit - Student Coding

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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.

LOC Debuts its National Screening Room

NeverEndingSearch

Nearly 300 motion picture treasures representing a century of cinema history are now easily available through the Library of Congress’s new National Screening Room. Library of Congress public domain video

"Libraries were full of ideas - perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons." - Sarah J. Maas

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I worry about libraries. There's a movement to take library spaces and turn them into proactive, creation-facilitating, "maker spaces." But I worry about our inability to articulate the value of libraries and librarians as sacred protectors of thinking, and in particular, of independent thinking. The library as thinker-space has been a great protector of ideas, and of the ability to form ideas inside of sacred intellectual privacy. I know, you're thinking: really ?

Introducing Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition: A Researcher’s Best Friend

TeachThought - Learn better.

Searches also reveal relevant media, dictionary links, and related content across your digital library. Industry research Introducing Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition: A Researcher’s Best Friend. by Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition Staff.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Conference Volunteering - Libraries! - Google Excitement - Common Core Film

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. Library 2.014 - October 8th + 9th. Is your library mobile friendly?

How to transform your media centers into makerspaces

eSchool News

Even with tight budgets, it’s possible to repurpose your libraries or media centers into 21st century makerspaces. We are fortunate to live in area with a large technical industry, and we capitalized on that by reaching out and collaborating with them.

Events + News - Future Ready June 24 - Global Ed Day at ISTE - Library 2.015 Proposals - NMC This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is your opportunity to connect with thought leaders within the education industry who are pushing the envelope to infuse innovation and creativity into learning experiences worldwide.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 1st, 2014 There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library. This free, online event is sponsored by Follett and the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers.

How satellite technology can help close the digital divide

eSchool News

Chairman Wheeler acknowledged as much, stating, “Fiber connection costs are much higher for rural schools and libraries. Featured on eSchool News Industry Insights IT Newsletter Top NewsAccording to the FCC and others, satellite technology holds promise.

Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. The Call for Proposals will open May 1st , immediately following the Library 2.015 Spring Summit.