Knowing and Recommending Edtech Tools (even when you might not use them)

Do you like discovering and learning about new edtech tools? This column shares a few new ones – or at least new to this blogger. Should librarian-educators stick to the edtech they can use – or should they learn about the ones that might be useful to non-library faculty? Continue reading Knowing and Recommending Edtech Tools (even when you might not use them)

What’s Holding Back Faculty Adoption of EdTech?

If instructors were recognized and rewarded for experimenting with and adopting new educational technologies in their classrooms that could significantly change Blended Librarians’ ability to work collaboratively with faculty for greater use of library and non-library learning technology. The current system is the problem not the solution Continue reading What’s Holding Back Faculty Adoption of EdTech?

Yes – There is a National EdTech Plan

Did you know there is a National Educational Technology Plan? While it mostly addresses the K-12 learning environment there’s worthwhile information here for academic blended librarians. Today’s K-12 students are our future students, so it’s valuable to see how edtech is developing in their learning environment. Continue reading Yes – There is a National EdTech Plan

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