Blaming EdTech for Failures It Can’t Solve

What's your reaction when you read a new article that questions whether educational technology really has any value for learning? Here's how I reacted to a essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education that claimed that technology was never going to fix what's wrong with education.
 

Teachers and Students Rate EdTech Products

It never hurts to know more about the types of technology tools and products that are familiar to our user communities. Not only can it inform us about resources that could be potentially helpful to us in our work as blended librarians, but it tells us a bit about our users' preferences for educational technology or other web-based productivity tools.
 

On Becoming Open Education Leaders

Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community on Thursday, May 28 at 3:00 pm EDT for a webcast presentation and discussion with Quill West, an open education advocate, librarian, and educator from Washington State.
 

The Road to 2020: Envisioning Higher Education & the Library Environment for a Shifting Future

Recorded on Thursday, April 2, 2015, this forward looking webcast examines the trends and emerging technologies that will impact higher education & academic libraries in the year 2020. Our panelists share their vision of what colleges & universities along with their libraries will look like as well as the trends they will have responded to in order to remain competitive in the new environment. (Click the title above to see the entire description and access the recording.)
 

20 Apps in 40 Minutes: Putting Apps to Use in the Classroom

On October 22, 2014 Sherri Hope Culver, Associate Professor at Temple University shared a wide range of apps and online activities that many teachers are using (or could use) in the classroom. Ms. Culver provides an overview of each app or online activity, showed the basics of their use, and shared ways each app could be integrated into numerous classroom activities and subject areas. (Click the title above to see the entire description and access the recording.)