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Attention in Education
CBC Spark’s Nora Young interviewed Cathy N. Davidson on education reform in the age of Twitter. The full interview is available on the CBC Spark blog (about 24 minutes). She is the author of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. I particularly […] Lire la suite
Where did you read that?
Funny thing about using a smart phone for reading tons of sources – magazines, blogs, emails, pdfs, etc – is that I am having a hard time remembering “where” I read something. Actually, I remember where I was when I read it (this train station, this café…) but not the source. Invariably, my brain just […] Lire la suite
How-to for videos
Stumbled on this: Creating short videos that support learning by Dick Moore from ToolsAndTaxonomy.com. Lire la suite
Study on how Google affects searching from University Students
There has been some buzz about the Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries (ERIAL) Project‘s announced book from ALA Editions, titled College Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know, edited by Lynda M. Duke and Andrew D. Asher (available Fall 2011). In fact, the interest seems to have been started from an article published […] Lire la suite
Just a quick note to say that I am away on my vacation for 2 weeks… Lire la suite
So long Tumblr and thanks for all the fish!
Outfind.ca was briefly hosted on tumblr.com, a free blog hosting website. It was great – I enjoyed the ease of use and the free site mapping (having my own Internet address). But I have been using the WordPress platform for my other blogs for years and I miss some of the advanced features… so I […] Lire la suite
Gamification of Libraries…
I was reading Wired Magazine on the train this morning, specifically Jason Fagone’s interesting account of the “Chain World” videogame, when I stumbled on the reference to “Gamification” : McGonigal is the foremost evangelist of gamification; she wrote the best seller Reality Is Broken about the world-changing power of games and promoted it on The Colbert […] Lire la suite
What is research anyway?
Librarians at most university libraries usually fall within the “academic staff” – which means they have, like university professors, not only do their duties, but also perform research and scholarly activities, as service to the community. Sometimes, this will be defined in some kind of document, such as a collective agreement or an institutional policy. […] Lire la suite
Business Information Literacy in Canada
Information literacy is a catch phrase librarians love – it essentially is a way to package a lot of concepts librarians like about the “public service” component of what we do. Here is a recent article about InfoLit in a Canadian business school, something that is very close to what I do at Concordia University. […] Lire la suite
Zombies in the Library
AC&RL News provides an account of a comic book published by librarians at McPherson College called Zombie Guide to the Library!. The library community needs a few things: more music, more coffee and definitely, more zombie guides… You have to appreciate the obvious ploy to promote the library (also used recently by the Center for […] Lire la suite