Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Transformation in teaching : social media strategies in higher education (Book, 2012)

A new free book: Cheal, C., Coughlin, J., & Moore, S. (Eds) (2012) Transformation in Teaching: Social Media: Strategies in Higher Education. Informing Science Press.

This is not specifically about information literacy, but some of the chapters are particularly relevant. It includes chapters about a variety of Web 2.0 applications, and also some on using Second Life in education. The digital version can be found free at GoogleBooks, Informing Science and Amazon. The links and the table of contents are here:

Chapters include:
- Taxonomy of Web 2.0 Applications with Educational Potential
- YouTube: Beyond Lectures and Papers in Leadership Education
- Diigo: Social Bookmarking in a Professional Communication Course
- GLEAN: Social Learning for Business Students
- Facebook vs. Web Courseware: A Comparison
- Twitter: Integration into Developmental English and Technology
- Chat: Transforming the Social Work Classroom
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

9 of the coolest educational videos from TED-Ed | memeburn | Diigo

 When TED launched its educational website for younger students last week, I think teachers everywhere realised they had to up their game. The 3-10 minute videos are designed to encourage curiosity and show how the world works using compelling animation and the audible explanations of a gifted teacher.  Even if you’re not in high school, the videos are sometimes fascinating, sometimes kinda strange, but generally very cool. Here are some of the best videos that are designed to amaze and challenge your brain.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Washington Interactive Technologies

Washington Interactive Technologies: Washington Interactive Learning Technologies Conference
Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel
Reston, Virginia
August 15-17, 2012