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How Search Works

As a trainer I like sites like this new one from Google that show you how stuff works. How Search Works goes in to a lot of detail about how search engines work. I thought it might be a useful resource for those of you who teach web searching workshops in your libraries – or just a cool site to check out if you’re the curious type! On the site  [ Read More ]

Open Source Options for Education

OSS Watch has published a list of open source options for education that I think might be helpful to many of you. This document presents options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented here in the context of their specific benefits to educational establishments, or their use in the course of teaching and learning.  [ Read More ]

Free Koha Intro Webinars

Join me for one of these free Koha introductory webinars!! Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/616892390 Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/188146022 Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/783336894 Learn more about Koha on ByWater’s What is Koha? page.

Free Intro to Koha 3.10 Webinars

It seems like just yesterday we were offering Koha 3.8 demos, but last week Koha 3.10 was released and so it’s time to start showing you what’s new! Join us for one of the following free Koha 3.10 demo webinars. We’ll cover what Koha can do for your library with a focus on the newest features in this great release: Date: Monday, December 3, 2012 Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00  [ Read More ]

Personalize your Professional Development

There is a great post over at Edudemic that lists 4 tools for personalizing your professional development. They are: Join Twitter Webinars Edcamps In house I think it’s a great list and I’d edit it just a bit. I’d change ‘Join Twitter’ to ‘Join social networks (and keep them organized)’. What do I mean by that? Well, being on every social network is not going to help you – but  [ Read More ]

Power Searching with Google

I have to admit I haven’t gone through this course yet, but I thought I should let you all know about it so that you can learn how to become a Google Power Searcher. These videos are from a course offered by Google on how to use their search engine. Google Search makes it amazingly easy to find information. Come learn about the powerful advanced tools we provide to help  [ Read More ]

Dewey Training Courses from OCLC

I found this via Catalogablog: We have completed development of an online set of training modules (available at no charge) for the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). The modules are based on DDC 23, and each consists of a slide presentation and a set of exercises. Several of the modules treat general principles governing the operation of the DDC; others treat the structure and use of specific tables and main classes.  [ Read More ]

Open Education Spreading

I’ve been bookmarking open education resources for years now, but it always surprises me the number of big name universities that are offering open content so that we can all learn from home for free if we want! A recent article on ABC.com talks about this more: The proliferation of so-called massive open online courses, or MOOCs, has the potential to transform higher education at a time when colleges and  [ Read More ]

Changing Landscape of Education

A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project tackles the issue of web-based learning. Pew and Elon University said that 60 percent of internet experts, researchers, observers and users polled said they agreed that by 2020, “there will be mass adoption of teleconferencing and distance learning to leverage expert resources … a transition to ‘hybrid’ classes that combine online learning components with less-frequent on-campus, in-person class meetings.”  [ Read More ]

Learn anything from anyone

Somehow I missed this awesome looking site when it popped up over a year ago, but it’s never to late to share what I’ve learned. Skillshare is a collaborative learning site. You sign up and choose your areas of interest. After that you can find classes being taught in your area and if you want you can even teach your own classes! From the about page: Skillshare is a community  [ Read More ]

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