Category Archives: Shifting Education Paradigms

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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NFAIS 2013 – Altmetrics, ImpactStory, Jason Priem

Slowly I’m summarizing a few of the great presentations at NFAIS 2013. Altmetrics are alternative metrics for scholarly output — ways to measure impact,  recognizing that scholarship now happens across media, and impact does not result solely through peer-reviewed journal … Continue reading

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Courseware, students, participatory design . . .

I sometimes hear educators say that students want only one courseware to contend with, that students don’t want to deal with multiple platforms for the courses they take each semester. I haven’t heard evidence for this claim, although one can … 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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