Archive for October, 2013

Making MOOCs less spooky

Making MOOCs less spooky

MOOCs  are a scary concept for higher ed, but being uninformed about them is scarier.  For some background I read The One World Schoolhouse, which tells the story of Khan Academy (a MOOC forerunner). Khan (2012) addresses the misconception of his videos as a substitute for more interactive experiences.  He […]

By October 31, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
A case for collaboration

A case for collaboration

I went to the New England Library Association conference on October 21.  A common thread ran through all of the sessions I attended: collaboration among libraries makes things happen. BYOD: Supporting patrons’ devices in the library Panelists– Amy Andreasson (Eldredge Public Library; Chatham, MA), Dean Baumeister (Memorial Hall Library; Andover, […]

By October 24, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Giving patrons a voice

Giving patrons a voice

Currently I’m reading the book Time and Project Management Strategies for Librarians.  One chapter features a most interesting tool, Voice of the Customer. This tool, borrowed from Six Sigma, asks stakeholders to rate a proposal both on its importance and in relation to the status quo.   First the stakeholders rate […]

By October 17, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
InfoSavvy costuming

InfoSavvy costuming

Are you thinking about your Halloween costume?  Here are some resources for costume ideas: Gale Virtual Reference Library This tool includes the Encyclopedia of Clothing & Fashion, as well as the American Decades series (for each era’s fashion trends).  I’d recommend these for people who already have an idea but […]

By October 10, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy, Library
Re-experiencing the research topic

Re-experiencing the research topic

Earlier I mentioned my work with the Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC) undergrad capstone course.  Since I wanted a better sense of what the students were doing, I thought I would develop my own Senior Seminar topic.  I have renewed appreciation for the student experience of topic formation. Each section of Senior […]

By October 3, 2013 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy