Author Archives: robinna

Elections, social networking & the technology revolution

This election saw both political parties building strong web presences and utilizing social networking sites (and some mobile, too!) Candidates and their supporters actively participating in facebook, twitter, myspace and other social networking sites: advertising, building networks, and well… campaigning! Although I’m not particularly fond of the term web2.0 (what happens when we get to web20.0?), there is no doubt that the information/technological revolution has ...

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Professional & Cont Ed Group online

———————-The Professional & Continuing Education Interest Group (PACE) of GLA (the Georgia Library Association) chaired by Robin Fay & Beth Thornton have decided to do a free online community portal (a ning). Even if you are not a member of the Interest Group or GLA, feel free to participate. We decided to give this a try to see if we pool the library, IT and/or ...

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The vanishing cataloger

In the past few years, I’ve been noticing a trend amongst many of the smart, talented cataloging colleagues that I know — they are are leaving the Cataloging profession.I think there are many factors at work, but I see a few trends: The shifted job: Their jobs have shifted even if their job descriptions or titles have not. The evolved job: Their jobs and official ...

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Virtual living — what can’t you do in second life?

When I have a bit of free time (as if – ha!), I’ve been wandering around second life. Honestly, I still don’t get it. I’ve been to a couple of academic/IT related presentations, I’ve gone shopping (for free clothes), and I’ve been to a few museums/art galleries. I’m still trying to see how I could use this for learning or teaching. I see some of ...

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Media as public square

The second annual Peabody-Smithgall Lecture will feature UGA grad Pat Mitchell, a former PBS president and the current CEO and president of the Paley Center for Media in New York. She’ll speak on the topic “Media As Public Square.” ..very interesting! stream o’ conscious thoughts while they are fresh> media responsibility, media influence, digital divide vs. digital democracy, we are the media, google me/google u, ...

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Free webinar — John Seely Brown Symposium on Technology and Society

The Closing of Library Services… The Opening of Library Services (Free Webcast) Wednesday, Oct. 22, 3-5:30 pm Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and director of the Open Content Alliance (OCA) and a critic of proprietary services like the massive Google Books project, will be the keynote speaker for the fourth John Seely Brown Symposium on Technology and Society sponsored by the University of ...

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Free program certificate — Teaching and Learning in MultiUser Virtual Enviroments

——The European funded MUVEnation project has just launched ‘Teaching and learning with MUVEs’. This is a one year postgraduate programme, delivered online, for future and in-service teachers who want to use innovative methods and tools to address learners motivation and participation issues in compulsory education. What impact can 3D virtual worlds, such as Second Life, really have on our learning and teaching settings? The course ...

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Free webinar today:Current and Evolving Accessibility Practices: Practical Advice from Two Institutions

Sorry for the short notice — I just received this. ————— Current and Evolving Accessibility Practices: Practical Advice from Two Institutions Presented by: Afsaneh Sharif & Donna Scalzo, Office of Learning Technology, University of British Columbia, John Louviere & Neal Legler, Faculty Assistance Center for Teaching, Utah State UniversityTuesday, October 21, 2008 1:00-2:00pm Online learning environments hold great promise for expanding access to education for ...

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