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A recent paper Evaluating systematic transactional data enrichment and reuse by James F. Hahn shared by IDEALS shines light on some of the topics we've discussed in relation to patron recommendations, subject mapping, and the potentials (or hinderances) of machine learning. I was happy to see this kind of use of Library of Congress Subject Headings, as imperfect as they are, to reso...
What is leadership and a leadership vacuum?Leadership is the capacity to inspire, guide, or direct a group of people or an organization toward a result. Typically, a good leader creates a clear vision with goals, then motivates others to share the vision and work to achieve the goals. A leadership vacuum appears when there are no leaders, current leaders are ineffective, or when leaders are locked in battle.
The 1619 Project is an event organized by The New York Times that challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year 1619 as the foundation of the nation, alongside the 400th anniversary of a Portuguese slave ship arriving at Port Comfort in the British Colony of Virginia. The project coincides with a special
DEAR SIR: I do not intrude to tell you--for you must know already--that a great proportion of those who triumphed in you election, and of all who desire the unqualified suppression of the Rebellion now desolating our country, are sorely disappointed and deeply pained by the policy yo...
Our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Online programs are opening physical campus centers for student support and further learning. Full story from EdSurge 2. Creating podcasts helps students learn how to tell stories well.
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To my book-loving colleagues and friends of EdLab (FOEs, ironically): If you're looking for some fresh fiction or a book club devoted to books (not gossip and cheese plates), my alma mater offers a course called Living Writers that is free and open to the public via EdX and goes live on September 3rd! The course is structured so that you read a book each week, then the authors of those books come and speak to th...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Edtech may be ending public education as we know it, but is that a bad thing? Full story from Grit Daily 2. The rising popularity of virtual schools.
Also known as the Badge of Military Merit, The Purple Heart was created on August 7, 1782 by General George Washington and awarded to three soldiers of the American Revolution in 1783. Symbolizing bravery and valor, the medal is heart shaped with a gold border and contains the profile of Georg...
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. STEM toys are popular with parents, but it's too early to know their impact on learning. Full story from Vox 2. Digital art classes gain popularity and esteem.
Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning: 1. Indiana Jones-style android game aims to teach millions of adults to read. Full story from Phys.org 2. How provosts can be digital leaders. ...