December 14, 2017

Online Educational Video: A Look at the Wonderful WatchKnowLearn

Here’s a link to a Search Engine Land article written by INFOdocket’s Gary Price. The article provides an overview of  WatchKnowLearn, an constantly expanding database of curated and FREE educational video aimed at K-12 educators and students but also of value to all lifelong learners. Gary is a contributing editor at Search Engine Land. Direct […]

Boston Globe: "Libraries in Schools Keeping Up With Times"

From The Boston Globe: “The resources really are limitless,’’ said Eleanor Rogers, Dedham High School librarian. Dedham High School uses netbooks (small laptops), Kindles, a program that allows students to download a book or periodical onto any device such as an iPad or smartphone, and an educational adaptation of YouTube. [Clip] Rogers aims to please […]

Kids and eBooks: "Bringing Up an E-Reader"

From The NY Times: Amid the excitement and enthusiasm, some people are suggesting a closer look, especially for younger children learning to read. “Right now, the state-of-the-art, in terms of research-based practice is: read traditional books with your child,” said Julia Parish-Morris, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania who has studied e-books and […]

New Issue of JISC Inform Features Interview with Harvard’s Robert Darnton About Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Issue 33 (Spring 2012) of JISC Inform was released earlier today. Direct to Complete Table of Contents Articles Include: Digital Public Library of America “Robert Darnton, director of the University Library at Harvard, explains his vision of the Digital Public Library of America” The article also includes links to video of Darnton’s JISC/SCONUL Lecture in […]

New Report from JISC: "Value and Benefits of Text Mining"

A new report from the JISC. Focus is UK (JISC is a UK organization) but we think the report will be of interest and value to everyone interested in the topic no matter where they work and live. From a News Release/Summary: A new JISC report shows that text mining – a complex and innovative […]

Reference: UNESCO Releases World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education (Full Text, Free)

From the UNESCO Web Site: The World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education includes more than 120 maps, charts and tables featuring a wide range of sex-disaggregated indicators produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. The Atlas enables readers to visualize the educational pathways of girls and boys in terms of access, participation and progression […]

Academic Libraries: U. of Wisconsin-Madison Launches Improved Library Technology Space

From The Badger Herald: The University of Wisconsin is kicking off technological updates to campus libraries in a grand opening ceremony today as part of an effort to optimize student learning. College Library and Wendt Commons, the engineering library, will both undergo the learning-focused remodel known as the Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning Center. With […]

Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement

From a Report Summary via METRO: The New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC)/RMC Research Corporation, in consultation with the New York State Education Department, the New York State Library and the New York Library Association has produced a new publication entitled, Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement.  This comprehensive brief provides a current and rigorous […]

New Online from U.S. Census: Educational Attainment in the United States: 2011

From a U.S. Census Release/Summary: In March 2011, for the first time ever, more than 30 percent of U.S. adults 25 and older had at least a bachelor’s degree, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. As recently as 1998, fewer than one-quarter of people this age had this level of education. “From 2001 to 2011, […]

New Research From BISG: Highlights from "Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education" Report

The full text report is fee-based but here are a few numbers from the news release. The first installment in Volume Two of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s ongoing Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education survey shows that students are rebelling against the rising costs of textbooks in a variety of ways. Some […]