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5 Things Every Presenter Should Know About People, Animated | Brain Pickings - 0 views

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    this book looks really intriguing and don't miss the author's 5 minute video summary on this page!
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At Libraries, Quiet Makes a Comeback - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

  • The buzzing of smartphones, the clacking of computer keys, the chatter of study groups: Academic libraries aren't the quiet temples to scholarship they used to be. Personal portable technology takes some of the blame. So does the current pedagogical emphasis on group work. In response to students' devices and habits, many librarie
  • According to Elizabeth Leslie Bagley, director of library services, the students asked for designated quiet zones. "They supported the idea of not having laptops and iPods" in those spaces, she says. "They are pretty vigilant about policing it."
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Explore - "Cities smash us together. Cities force us to... - 1 views

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    pondering the ways this applies to libraries and liaison services
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The Gamification of Education and Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Benefits | ... - 0 views

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    wondering what we can learn from this area and apply in our current (or future?) student engagement?
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Reading Intentionally Online - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    The accumulation of feeds becomes one more thing to check, one more inbox to process. Nobody likes seeing their unread items count spiral out of control, and quickly skimming headlines to catch up doesn't feel like engaged reading.

    Brett Kelly has recently described why he quit RSS in an effort to read more intentionally:

    I realized that, for some reason I couldn't quite recall, I felt obligated to stay abreast of new developments in technology and such.
    That fabricated obligation led me to routinely scan big lists of headlines and, more often than not, mark the whole mess as "read" and go on to something else. Imagine this happening 2-4 times per day and I was spending between 10-30 minutes per day skimming or ignoring stuff that, for the most part, wasn't what I wanted to read.

    Instead of obsessively checking his RSS feeds, Brett has committed to reading longer material (in his Kindle) and to using Instapaper for managing blog and news posts that he'd like to read. How does he discover those posts, if he's not subscribed to hundreds of feeds every day? Twitter:
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Next Time, Fail Better - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 1 views

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    what the humanities could learn from computer programmers
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The (Social) Reader's Dilemma: Content + Container = Context - The Ubiquitous Librarian... - 0 views

  • “Content, not containers!” This has been a library theme for a while now: unbundling the meat from the sandwich. It’s about the text and/or images, not necessary the printed vessel.  As scholarly material migrates to digital platforms, the focus is on the content, not the boundaries of “journals” or “books.”

  • Yesterday I downloaded The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery, which is a free PDF. Thanks Microsoft. I’m reading it on my iPad via my Kindle app and everything is fine, right? No! It’s not a Kindle book. It doesn’t allow me take notes, share passages, or sync across devices. Those might not sound like big deals, but they are—or they have become to me. My reading experience is linked to functionality, not just to the content.

     

    So here is this free book, free content, that is essentially useless to me—to the way I want to use it—to the way I work with information. The content is free, but it’s the container I’m willing to pay for. It’s the container that makes the content valuable.

  • Access is no longer enough. I don’t just want to have the content in a digital format. I need it to live and breed and interact with my other content and with the content of my colleagues. It’s the infrastructure and tools around the content that I am willing to pay for. It’s the platform that will continue to grow and make the content more valuable to me over time. This isn’t about preference, but about performance. It’s about creating context.
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  • I want to do stuff with my information, not just read it.
  • Take Facebook—it’s not really about storing your photos, but about commenting, liking, and tagging. It’s the functionality, packaged together with other lifestyle curation tools and processes. It’s about using the container to connect with a community via a very personal context.
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