How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

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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. When I started teaching, syncing work between school and home was impossible. Completing homework required either printing it and bringing it in as paper or–well, nothing.

TeachingBooks Resources Available to 24 Million Readers with New Statewide Library Systems Added in 2021

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With the addition of the new licenses, more than 24 million readers at over 55,000 schools, public libraries and higher education institutions can now access TeachingBooks’ curated educational materials.

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The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20TM Training Delivery Companies List

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Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, prepares the Training Industry Top 20 and Training Industry Watch List reports on critical sectors of the training marketplace to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies. The post The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20TM Training Delivery Companies List appeared first on The Game Agency.

MackinVIA Receives Its 6th Consecutive Modern Library Award From LibraryWorks, Winning The Distinctive Platinum Award

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Burnsville, MN – January 18, 2022 – Mackin , a leading provider of print and digital fiction and nonfiction books for PK-12, is pleased to announce it is a multiyear honoree, winning another Platinum Award in LibraryWorks’ eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs).

Gale In Context: For Educators Receives Product of the Year in 2022 Modern Library Awards From LibraryWorks

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January 14, 2022 – Gale , part of Cengage Group, is thrilled to announce that Gale In Context: For Educators has been named Product of the Year in LibraryWorks’ eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). They’ve been at the forefront of the library industry for more than 65 years.

6 growing trends taking over academic libraries

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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. Watch the Video Summary: “We are invigorated that the partnerships behind our library report have grown even stronger over three editions,” said Eden Dahlstrom, executive director of the NMC, in a statement.

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. While most of my friends and relatives have library cards, I am discovering, among the people I know who are not librarians, a surprising ignorance of the power of their cards to access digital media. I no longer subscribe to print magazines because of my public library’s access to RBDigital.

How a University Took on the Textbook Industry

Edsurge

Today, OpenStax—part tech startup, part publishing house, part cognitive science research lab—has a library of three dozen titles. And some credit it for helping kick-start a trend—now known as open educational resources, or OER—that has sent shockwaves through the traditional publishing industry. Yet the nonprofit is also developing its own software designed to undercut the courseware industry, charging just $10 per student.

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

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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.

Kajeet Announces Launch of 2022 Homework Gap Grant Program for K-12 Schools and Districts, Colleges and Universities, and Public Libraries

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This funding opportunity will allow K-12 schools and districts, colleges and universities, and public libraries to connect students to safe, reliable internet outside of the classroom. “At MCLEAN, VA.

Discovery Education and Industry Leaders Launch Social-Emotional Learning Coalition to Address Critical Educator and Student Needs with No-Cost Resources

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The Social-Emotional Learning Coalition provides K-12 educators, students, families, and afterschool directors a no-cost library of digital social and emotional learning (SEL) resources supporting the integration of SEL into core instruction. Silver Spring, Md.

The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20TM Gamification Companies List

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Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, prepares the Training Industry Top 20 and Training Industry Watch List reports on critical sectors of the training marketplace to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies. The post The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20TM Gamification Companies List appeared first on The Game Agency

The Game Agency Named to 2018 Training Industry Top 20 Gamification List

The Game Agency

Raleigh, NC – October 25, 2018 – Training Industry today announced that The Game Agency has been selected for inclusion in the Training Industry Top 20 list for the Gamification sector of the learning and development market. The Game Agency qualified to be included as an industry leader based on the breadth of its product offerings, the breadth of training topics for which it has developed gamified solutions and the extent of its geographic reach.”.

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?

The Rise of a Canadian Ed-Tech Industry? (2017)

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Despite its early start and great potential (as discussed in the accompanying article), Canada doesn't currently have a substantial tech industry serving higher education. The four ventures listed below are especially promising: Riipen is an experiential learning platform that enables students, educators, and organisations to connect through real-world industry project experiences.

Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education: What We Learned

Educator Innovator

It’s been a year since YALSA and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) started work on the Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education (CE) Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) project. Read the report Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education. In this project Afterschool staff, including library staff, take part, with a small cohort of colleagues, in virtual learning.

IDEO shares Design Thinking for Libraries

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Need a fresh approach for rethinking your library program? Developed by IDEO, and funded by the Global Libraries program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Design Thinking for Libraries is the inspiration you’ve been waiting for to brainstorm possibilities, reflect on the future, and develop a user/student-centered plan. Several other industries, particularly business and education, have used this people-focused approach for decades to solve problems.

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

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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.

Friday Webinar - "Helping Library Patrons with Autism" + Blog Post #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wining, presented by Library 2.0 and Dr. Steve Albrecht: " Helping Library Patrons with Autism : Start with Understanding.” Ask him or her for his or her library card or the Guardian’s card. Steve Hargadon Library 2.0 You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

Announcing Library 2.0 Mini-Conference and Call for Proposals: "Urban Librarianship: Embracing Challenges and Opportunities through Innovation, Leadership, and Best Practices"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.022 mini-conference: " Urban Librarianship: Embracing Challenges and Opportunities through Innovation, Leadership, and Best Practices ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, July 14th, 2022. This Library 2.0 Please also join this Library 2.0

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

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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.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. Today''s blog was inspired by the amazing Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Initiatives at Norwich University, columnist for American Libraries, lecturer at San Jose State University’s SLIS program, author, speaker and consultant on social media and managing change. Mobile Libraries!

Resources for learning at home while we’re keeping each other safe

NeverEndingSearch

And, this may be the very right time to make sure we spread the word about both our own and our public library colleagues’ digital media collections. I no longer subscribe to print magazines because of my public library’s access to RBDigital.

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

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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.

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

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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.

New Webinar - "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Library" with Dr. Karla Rhay | February 29th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Library: Expectations and Awareness” Part of a special Library 2.0 series - featuring Dr. Karla Rhay and hosted by Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : A 60-minute training webinar presented by Library 2.0

Salt Lake City School District Partners with Vector Solutions to Manage its Staff Training

eSchool News

Vector’s Safety & Compliance course library includes expert-authored online courses such as Bullying Recognition and Response, Active Shooter, Accident Investigation, Athletic Liability, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention, and more.

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?

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 We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event. Please also join the Library 2.0 Please register as a member of the Library 2.0

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

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(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. We’re very excited to be the first public library in the country to roll out this program,” said Shelly Schwerzler, the development manager at Gwinnett County Public Library.

Blog Post: "Helping Library Patrons with Autism: Start with Understanding" | Webinar on Same Topic Next Week #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new blog post from Dr. Albrecht in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 : " Helping Library Patrons with Autism: Start with Understanding. Ask him or her for his or her library card or the Guardian’s card.

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.

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! From a recent article I contributed to at the Innovative Educator blog - txtN N d library: Ideas for Librarians Who Want to Embrace the Power of Cell Phones (btw, feels weird to post this in the third person and do I use quotes if I wrote it?!) "QR QR codes can also be used to conduct a treasure hunt of information in the school library.

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. PLUS we'll immediately send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 10 websites, 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future. public libraries.

The Death and Life of a Scholarship Database

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Students hungry for higher education even when few colleges cared much about them—they could go to a library, use Schlachter’s books and find money to fund their academic ambitions. Schlachter came to the publishing industry through her research as an academic.

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! Join the 4,000 others who have already registered to participate or watch the recordings now and we'll also send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, 10 websites, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future. and at the Library 2.0

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

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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

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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. e-rate Featured on eSchool News Industry Insights IT Newsletter Top NewsWith E-rate reformed, educators must consider new learning-centered questions.

Learning.com Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

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To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, Learning.com is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Ancillary Newsline benefits CEO digital help learning library online Online Learning skills students teachers tools

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.