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It’s a tough time for libraries— they are going through a bit of an identity crisis at the moment. You can’t blame them, really, when their roles (and even purpose) within communities are being called into question in the face of an ever-imposing digital age. But rather than fold under the pressure, libraries are rising to the occasion in true phoenix fashion by responding to the growing collaborative and technological needs of patrons. This
Have you ever watched something, only to immediately forget what you saw and heard seconds after turning away from the screen? Even if you can’t recall this phenomenon happening to you, chances are, it has. Or, so says Derek Muller of Veritasium.org, a blog that publishes educational science videos. As someone who has devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy to studying how to create effective videos to teach...
In the year 2020, academia is no longer the gatekeeper for education. And so begins a 10-minute-long journey through the future of higher education, as envisioned by the people behind EPIC 2020. Grounded in the belief that this decade will engender major change within the higher education system, EPIC 2020 shows us what the future holds. Below, Vialogues users comment on the prophetic message of the video. To...
@00:26 hapj2011: More learning is probably happening in the "paths and hallways" of college campuses than the actual classrooms. @6:26 Katezvdp: Is there a danger that students will become distracted by games and apps on their mobile devices? Lecture halls. These two simple words are enough to cause noses to wrinkle and eyes to roll. But, the good news is that these once-ubiquitous rooms are increasingly being ...
Can I get an boo-yeah for OUYA? The open-source gaming platform (pronounced OO-yah) caused quite a stir during its recent kickstarter campaign that ran from July 10th to August 9th. The campaign’s original goal was to reach $950,000. It hit $8.5 million by the time it closed, making it the second highest earning campaign in Kickstarter’s history. While it’s not slated to be released until March of 2013, it’s...
Blogger, author, and former public school teacher, Will Richardson, describes himself as an "…outspoken advocate for change in schools and classrooms in the context of the diverse new learning opportunities that the Web and other technologies now offer." At this year’s International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, Will shared his ideas for disrupting education by way of an ig...
At each transition in the long road of shifting literacies, whether from oral to written, or written to print, some have cheered the advances while others have lamented the loss of cherished customs. Critics reliably hail the move as a dumbing down of culture; they worry that students who engage in the new practice will not receive the same quality education as before. Thanks to technology, today we face another paradigm shift that is redefining literacy.
If we learned anything from the Apollo 13 mission, it was that life-threatening situations can be circumvented with quick thinking, creativity, and duct tape. While maybe not a universal truth, it brought to light the problem solving skills now representative of the most learning-centered and innovative government agency in the United States. Today, ...
Frank Mulgrew, President of the Online Education Institute (OEI) at Post University, paid EdLab a visit earlier this year to talk about how he’s building a program that, he believes, will have a heavy impact on the way in which we teach and learn in the near future. During the presentation, Frank walked through a history of Post University, including its tumultuous middle years, and br...