Category Archives: Disruptive Technologies

Digital Literacy Journey

One area of life competency that interests me is how to function effectively in a world where information and communication technologies (ICT) are rapidly changing, converging, diverging, and everything seems to be in perpetual beta. Some people seem to thrive … Continue reading

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Knowledge as a Network; Libraries as platforms

NFAIS 2013 opened with a glorious bit of philosophizing about knowledge in a  keynote from David Weinberger, author of Everything is Miscellaneous and Too Big To Know. Some people might not care about “what knowledge is,” but surely anyone in … Continue reading

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All in one – my Coursera experience

I’m not going to repeat my extravagant praise for Coursera and online learning here – it’s all in my earlier post (My Brain on Coursera).  This post is my thinking about online learning from an instructional design perspective, and helps … Continue reading

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Coursera again – customization and computation

Hearing Daphne Koller speak about Coursera this evening at the University of Pennsylvania really brought into high relief for me the ideas of Clay Christensen about using technology to do two seemingly contrary things: 1) customize learning for individual learners … Continue reading

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My Brain on Coursera

I can’t get enough of Coursera. I’m a lifelong learner.  I have to be – my profession (librarianship) has been in a constant process of reinventing itself for my entire professional career. Almost every week I have a panic attack … Continue reading

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More from NFAIS conference

E-books and new ways of presenting content digitally (that go far beyond just digitizing the way we presented information in the print world) were the theme of several presenters for the Monday sessions of the NFAIS conference. Speakers and discussions … Continue reading

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NFAIS Conference – John Wilbanks Keynote

During the last week of February, I attended the 54th annual convention of NFAIS – the National Federation of Advanced Information Services.  This was my second NFAIS event, both events very high quality.  NFAIS seems to be primarily academic publishers … Continue reading

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