MUVE

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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Reference in transition (interesting Stephen Abram article)

Although a good portion of what I read in terms of change in libraries is cataloging/metadata/systems related (metadata for electronic & digital objects, nex-gen catalogs, rda, opensource ILS, products to enhance user experience that work with the existing catalog (e.g., vufind, etc.), changes in LC policy, etc.), occasionally an article which is more reference oriented wanders across my desk. I’ve certainly read alot of articles ...

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Collaborating in the Cloud (or maybe stuck in the quicksand…) [video]

Collaborating In The Cloud view presentation (tags: collaboration library2.0) Nice overview of distributed information, collaboration (Wired recently also has a great graphic about the hivemind vs. the individual brain, too) and web2.0 — lots of the usual candidates (google products, del.icio.us, etc. etc.) but nicely organized. One thing I am wondering though: What are the emerging technologies in libraries — not the same ol’ same ...

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