Category Archives: Learning

Some afternoon sessions (ALA 2014)

Lots of walking between south and north halls on Saturday afternoon . . . Libraries in the Course Mgmt System: Best Practices and New Directions The presenters started projects in order to get beyond the reactive, one-by-one approach of asking … Continue reading

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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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Ivies Plus Meeting at Yale

My first visit to Yale University was Friday, Oct 19, for the Ivies Plus Meeting of librarians.  Quite a lot of beautiful stone buildings and a fair amount of scaffolding and reno work going on to maintain those beautiful buildings! … 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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More thoughts on Coursera and MOOC learning

One of the things associated with learning something new is deciding what level of mastery to achieve.  Do I aspire to speak Spanish well enough for a vacation or do I want to speak fluently with specialists in finance and … 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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Empathy and Teaching

This post is in response to Michael Wesch’s posting about empathy and teaching, in his blog post titled Why Good Classes Fail. More empathy in teaching and learning, yes!  Empathy has always been on my radar, perhaps because I’m a … Continue reading

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