Tag Archives: Learning

Learning the new ‘meanings’ of ABC

Looking at the two alphabet charts, you’d be quickly be aware of which generation you grew up in. Whatever is the case, at least ‘A’ is still ‘APPLE’ . . . . . . so what will be next ?

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BiblioTech – the First Bookless Public Library in Texas

Come Fall 2013, a new library will be opened in Bexar County, Texas, providing visitors with a bank of e-Readers for borrowing e-books … obviously books of the traditional paper variety will be glaringly absent.  This project marks the first … Continue reading

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A ‘toWer’ of bOOks . .

“The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library contains the principal rare books and literary manuscripts of Yale University. The library was a gift of three Yale graduates, the Beinecke Brothers. The modern library was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. … Continue reading

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“Facebook” in the 16th Century

According to recent research, the modern world’s penchant for social networking may not be exclusive to this century alone. Studies into the communication habits of 16th and 17th century Italian Academies, where scholars created their own nicknames, as well as emblems and mottos to signify those with … Continue reading

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Professor Macksey’s Library – A book lover’s haven

Professor Richard Macksey is the Professor of Humanities and Co-founder and longtime Director of the Humanities Center at The Johns Hopkins University.  An icon at Johns Hopkins, Professor Macksey has been honored in many ways for his outstanding teaching ability and … Continue reading

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Infographic – Components of a 21st Century Classroom

Based on the findings from various research surveys in U.S. (check out the sources at the bottom right of the infographic), an Australian-based online course company Open Colleges developed this infographic, giving you with a pictorial understanding of where we are today in … Continue reading

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Transliteracy : Constructing Knowledge and Networks

Librarians gathered together for a one-day conference on ARLD Day 2012 (27 April) in Minnesota to engage, discuss and connect on the theme “Transliteracy: Constructing Knowledge and Networks“. The conference, presented by the Academic and Research Libraries Division, covered a wide … Continue reading

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The Broken iPad

This video clip was briefly shown at the recent iCTLT (“International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology” 2012 conference and I think it just hit the nail right on the head in defining what do we mean by the … Continue reading

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Check out our ‘redesign your library’ comp for singapore secondary schools

I’ve recently had the pleasure of being involved in this competition which is underway for singapore secondary schools.  I think that it’s fair to say that designing a new library is a work highlight for many librarians, so imagine how excited the … Continue reading

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