Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th May 2014
Archive for the 'Library and information science' Category
Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th May 2014
MANAGING ONLINE COURSE WORKLOAD
Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd May 2014
From: Ellyssa Kroski [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:31 PM
Subject: [lita-l] Write a book on mobile social mktg in libraries
I’m working with Rowman and Littlefield Publishers to develop and serve as series editor for a new book series on technology and libraries, and I’m looking for one more author! If you’re interested in writing a book on Mobile Social Marketing in Libraries please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be happy to give you more information on the series, author compensation, etc. Here’s an idea of what I have in mind for this book:
- Mobile Social Marketing in Libraries
- Snapchat, a new photo and video sharing mobile app logs over 400 million messages every day. The similar Instagram mobile app boasts over 130 million users. And the 6-second video-making app Vine has skyrocketed to 40 million users within its first year. Discover how you can leverage the popularity of these new mobile social applications for your library by joining these social networks and creating engaging content. Learn how to encourage library patrons to create their own content and tag it with the library’s location. This practical handbook will walk you through the process of planning, creating, and sharing mobile social marketing content for your library.
Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd May 2014
MOOC and Libraries
New ACRL Discussion Group—Library Support for MOOCs
Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th April 2014
12 Embarrassing Gadgets And Apps You Should Stop Using
Not sure if Google Glass will go into oblivion (but it might, considering that it ALSO tethers with a mobile device as the vanishing Blackberry tablet), but smart phones definitely are taking over.
Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd April 2014
Please join us in exploring our mobile devices.
Minutes from the April 23, 2014 meeting
Pamela, Greg, Rachel and Plamen met at 3pM in MC 205 and discussed:
- different OS and gadgets - iOS, Windows Surface, Android Galaxy, Kindle
the differences. We determined that it is up to the user which one she/he prefers.
- what can be frustrating
Android – more difficult to organize. For an novice it is more difficult
- WIndows Surface come with Office and Surface has a mouse pointer and USB port, which makes easy connect external mouse.
- Pamela will buy different types of dongles (USB, VGA) for iOS, Android Galaxy and WIndows and they will be available to loan from the dean’s office.
- Siri, consensus on the poor quality. Cortana on WIndows is to be seen. Somebody on campus using Siri to text. Google Now is the Siri equivalent.
- Google Glass. waste of money? it has potential thought. battery is very limited. we are not sure if it connects to iPAD
- meet once a month. ask what worked from the last group and what didn’t to determine what can be discussed. Carol Rose has an app for passwords. How many people do NOT have access to a mobile device. What people do here, work related stuff (email, notes, calendar). A coordinator of this group monitoring free apps and suggesting to be tested in LRS. List from the former group with the apps for iOS, Android, Windows.
Log in your questions, suggestions and helpful information.
Plamen Miltenoff and Tom Hergert
Contact us via social media:
IMS blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/
Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st April 2014
You know that you can export a Google Doc into a MS Word format.
Did you know that you can open a MS Word doc in Google Doc? Here is how:
Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th April 2014
Peer reviewed (please consider LRS online dbase to retrieve):
Westera, W., De Bakker, G., & Wagemans, L. (2009). Self-arrangement of fleeting student pairs: a Web 2.0 approach for peer tutoring. Interactive Learning Environments, 17(4), 341-349. doi:10.1080/10494820903195249
Interesting conference proceedings:
Gaofeng, R., & Yeyu, L. (2007). An Online Peer Assisted Learning Community Model and its Application in ZJNU.Online Submission,
A model to consider, if you have a higher ed instution in the vicinity and replace freshman students with K12 ones. I like how the authors further classified the tutors into 3 categories:
De Smet, M., Van Keer, H., & Valcke, M. (2008). Blending asynchronous discussion groups and peer tutoring in higher education: An exploratory study of online peer tutoring behaviour. Computers & Education, 50207-223. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2006.05.001
This is the foundation, which the startup companies from Sillicon Valley are using to make money:
Hsiao, Y. P., Brouns, F., Kester, L., & Sloep, P. (2013). Cognitive load and knowledge sharing in Learning Networks. Interactive Learning Environments, 21(1), 89-100. doi:10.1080/10494820.2010.548068
this is old, but you can take the concepts and apply them right toward your research of using CAI
Dewey, D. P., & Cannon, A. E. (2006). Supporting technology instruction through peer tutoring, discussion boards and electronic journals. IALLT Journal Of Language Learning Technologies, 38(2), 17.
this one goes towad
Mengping, T. (2014). Mathematics Synchronous Peer Tutoring System for Students with Learning Disabilities.Journal Of Educational Technology & Society, 17(1), 115-127.
Tsuei, M. (2012). Using Synchronous Peer Tutoring System to Promote Elementary Students’ Learning in Mathematics. Computers & Education, 58(4), 1171-1182.
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd April 2014
Good day everyone,
The rising prominence of mobile devices in education and our private lives prompts us to revisit the “tablets” group of 2012/2013. Back then LRS and ITS faculty and staff, who were given iPads and Android tablets, met monthly to share ideas and experience.
With Dean Vargas’s support we plan to reconvene this group. We recognize that many more of us now have mobile devices, including tablets and smart phones, so we invite anyone who has a mobile device (not only a tablet and not only using iOS or Android, but any mobile device or operating system) to meet with us and:
a. share experience and knowledge,
b. seek answers to questions and/or
c. brainstorm and develop ideas as to how we can use these tools more effectively at work and in our private lives.
The group is initially christened as SMUG (smart mobile users’ group, not for our attitude, but for fun). We expect the group to create its own personality and name.
Please contact us if you’re interested. Please have the Doodle poll https://doodle.com/2uaytxbth728sa9b for the initial meeting.
Tom Hergert and Plamen Miltenoff
Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd March 2014
The future of education lies in a healthy balance between teaching and technology. Digital literacy a the standard language of our world today, writes Andrew Marcinek. “As databases grow and information continues to evolve into paperless formats, it is essential to teach students how to question effectively and efficiently.” In addition, Marcinek advocates for educators to promote and encourage offline activities like socializing and traditional books alongside online learning.
In addition, Marcinek believes that educators should find applications that “promote and strengthen a variety of skill sets for students, not just one or two.” Learning goals and objective should still drive classroom engagement, not tools like devices and applications.
An administrator’s biggest mistake is to make technology seem like a mandated item.
For full story, see Edutopia.
Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance
MARCH 11, 2014
Andrew MarcinekDirector of Technology & EducatorU.org Co-founder, Boston, MA