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Role of Libraries in Closing the Digital Skills Gap

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 27th November 2014

Keynote, Libraries as a Bridge: The Role of Libraries in Closing the Digital Skills Gap by Bobbi Newman • October 17, 2014 http://librarianbyday.net/2014/10/17/keynote-libraries-as-a-bridge-the-role-of-libraries-in-closing-the-digital-skills-gap/ Libraries as a Bridge: The Role of Libraries in Closing the Digital Skills Gap from Bobbi Newman

Posted in Digital literacy, information literacy, Library and information science | 1 Comment »

Mobile Learning Could Be Key in Achievement Gap Equation

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th November 2013

Mobile Learning Could Be Key in Achievement Gap Equation http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/01/mobile-learning-could-be-key-in-achievement-gap/ Research tells us the following: Mobile phone ownership is highest in minority populations Social media use is highest and most valued in minority populations Online learning has its highest approval rate in minority populations

Posted in distance learning, distributive learning, e-learning, hybrid learning, mobile devices, mobile learning, social media | No Comments »

Differences between Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd November 2013

Differences between Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants  http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/10/a-nice-graphic-featuring-differences.html

Posted in digital divide, digital immigrants, digital naitives | No Comments »

Should Coding be the “New Foreign Language” Requirement?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st November 2013

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/coding-new-foreign-language-requirement-helen-mowers Coding, Cognition and Communication In terms of cognitive advantages, learning a system of signs, symbols and rules used to communicate — that is, language study — improves thinking by challenging the brain to recognize, negotiate meaning and master different language patterns. Coding does the same thing. Students who speak English and Mandarin are better […]

Posted in programming languages | 3 Comments »