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Library Resources and Services for MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change 

This guide presents descriptions of and links to databases available to students in Ellen Meier's Fall 2018 course MSTU 4001, Technology and School Change, that can be searched to find periodical literature on topics related to the content of the course.  Links to the databases, which are accessible both on and off<img class="alignright …

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Today in History: Dial-a-President Radio Program 

For better or for worse, different medias allow for communication at varying levels -- encouraging us to ask why a president would choose to tweet, participate in a televised interview, speak over the radio, utilize a combination of mediums, or focus on one. Which medium is the most effective may depend on the purpose and depth of the message …

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Today in History: International Literacy Day 

Do you remember learning to read and write? Or perhaps using your first computer, laptop, or mobile device? Across the United States, the percentage of citizens who are able to read and write ranges from 65-85% (World Atlas, Average Educational Levels in the U.S. by State), while, according to the Pew Research Center, an estimated …

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Scalar: The next big thing in scholarly publishing? 

To all those following our commentaries on open access, e-books, the scholarly communication crisis, and educational technologies, there is a new platform out there that touches on all of these while tossing in a taste of the Semantic Web and information visualization too. The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture recently released Scalar, described as a …

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The MOOC: Online education, super-sized 

Reposted from Pressible. In case you have been too enclosed in the physical beauty of the Teachers College (or a similar institution's) hallways, libraries, and cafeteria to hear about it, there's a whole other kind of higher education going on out there--in cyberspace. And it's huge. It's so huge that big-name universities including MIT and …

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Chronicle of Higher Ed answers: What technology do students really value? 

The Chronicle of Higher Education just published its Almanac of Higher Education for 2012. A veritable joy for data mongers now and (perhaps more so) in the future, data collected over last academic year across the U.S. are broken down into seven categories: The Profession, Student Demographics, Access & Equity, Finance, Technology, International, and States. …

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Library Resources for Communications, Computing, and Technology in Education 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the  Communications, Computing, and Technology in Education Program.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the program, i.e., to move "toward two poles of …

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Wii U 

What are "emerging technologies" in libraries? I've seen the phrase used with increased frequency in the library science profession, including many positions established in academic libraries for an Emerging Technologies Librarian. Yet, many of these job descriptions don't define what emerging technologies are, and perhaps that is the challenge for librarians who take on these …

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Research on technology in social studies education 

Title: Research on technology in social studies education Authors: John Lee, Adam M. Friedman Publisher: Charlotte, NC : Information Age Pub., c2009 Call no.: LB1584 .L396 2009 From the Publisher: Despite technology’s presence in virtually every public school, its documented familiarity and use by youth outside of school, and the wealth of resources it provides …

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Update on Tech Malfunction in RH306 

As a library staff member who oversees services, I'd like to provide an update and a reflection on a recent technology malfunction in one of our classroom-sized rooms, Russell Hall 306. What's Wrong and When it Will Be Fixed Our Crestron unit which is the brain of all the classroom technology in 306 failed about …

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Out with the books, in with the caffeine 

Recently, this article caught my eye on the education blog circuit: Lamar High's Library Ousts Books, Re-Opens as Coffee Shop A Texas high school's principal has had the books removed from the library in order to make room for a couch and coffee setup. Students may use the space to lounge and access the library's …

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