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. Continue reading Blaming EdTech for Failures It Can’t Solve

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. Continue reading Teachers and Students Rate EdTech Products

Hovious Shares Perspective on Future Librarianship at Spring BL Webcast

On Thursday April 10, 2014 over 200 attendees joined together for a thoughtful and educational webcast on The Future of Librarianship: A Blended Perspective by Amanda Hovious. Hovious shared how she moved from a career in librarianship to her active pursuit of a masters degree in instructional design and technology. One of her sources of inspiration for deciding to shift the direction of her career was Bell and Shank’s 2004 article on Blended Librarianship. (Click the title above to see the entire description and access the recording.)
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Felix Shares Ideas For a Better Designed Library

The Blended Librarians Online Learning Community was pleased to have Elliott Felix, Founder and Director of brightspot Strategy as the guest speaker for a webcast held on October 3, 2013. In the talk “Trends, Tools and Tactics for Better Library Design”. The session was attended by more than a hundred librarians.
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