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Faculty Usage of Library Tools in a Learning Management System

Via Roy Tennant:

Leeder, Chris, and Steven  Lonn. “Faculty Usage of Library Tools in a Learning
Management System”  College & Research Libraries  75(5)(September 2014):
641-663. (http://crl.acrl.org/content/75/5/641.abstract). – The authors of this
article sought to learn more about the attitudes and behaviors of faculty
regarding the use of library widgets in the learning management system (LMS) at
their institution. The authors surveyed faculty in the ten departments that were
identified as the heaviest users of these LMS-based library resources,
collecting demographic data as well as information on faculty awareness and use
of the widgets. (As a comparison, small group of librarians who have access to
some course sites were also surveyed.) The authors found that those who used
these resources had been employed as faculty longer than those who did not, and
indicated that they were more experienced in conducting library research.
However, overall awareness of the tools was low – even among users of the
widgets. Despite this, faculty responses indicated a positive opinion of
librarians, demonstrating an opening for the library to rethink how they
publicize and support the widgets, and where to focus their efforts in order to
have the most impact. An interesting read for any librarian trying to determine
how best to integrate library resources into the LMS, or improve an existing
implementation. – AC

Stephen

Posted on: September 19, 2014, 6:34 am Category: Uncategorized

3 Books on Higher Ed

3 Books on Higher Ed

as recommended by Joshua Kim:

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/3-books-higher-ed

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz 

Higher Education in America by Derek Bok

Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters by Michael S. Roth

Reviews beyond the link:

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/3-books-higher-ed

Stephen

Posted on: September 19, 2014, 6:31 am Category: Uncategorized

2019 Value of Higher Education Market at $65B+ Forecasts a Global Research Report

2019 Value of Higher Education Market at $65B+ Forecasts a Global Research Report

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/2019-value-of-higher-education-market-at-65b-forecasts-a-global-research-report-2014-08-31?siteid=nbkh

“The global higher education market is forecast to grow from $43.06 billion in 2013 to $65.83 billion in 2019. In terms of regions, North America is expected to be the largest market in terms of market size, while Europe and Asia-Pacific (APAC) are expected to experience an increase in market traction, during the forecast period. Complete report titled “Higher Education Market [Software Solutions, Content & Collaboration, Data Security & Compliance, Campus Technology, Student & Curriculum, Performance Management] – Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014-2019)” is available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/276573-higher-education-market-software-solutions-content-collaboration-data-security-compliance-campus-technology-student-curriculum-performance-management-worldwide-market-forecasts-and-analysis-2014-2019-.html .

The major forces driving higher education market, are replacement of device based computing, increased connectivity and hardware, and emergence of online and collaborative learning. The biggest challenge for higher education institutions is the difficulty in adopting server based resources or for that matter, a secure IT infrastructure. The vendors in the higher education market are continuously innovating and remodeling their present architecture to build more proficient and advanced information systems. From the past few years, the market for higher education has developed and has adopted the latest technology with the increasing demand among colleges and universities. This market involves the recent implementation of innovative hardware, systems and software to create an innovative environment. Higher education market in this report is defined as the summation of higher education hardware devices, software solutions and services.”

Stephen

Posted on: September 19, 2014, 6:24 am Category: Uncategorized

MY WORST FEAR AS A LIBRARIAN

Via The Librarian Problems Blog:
Stephen

Posted on: September 18, 2014, 11:33 am Category: Uncategorized

THE E-COMMERCE DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT: Men Turn Out To Be The Real Mobile Power Shoppers, Not Women

THE E-COMMERCE DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT: Men Turn Out To Be The Real Mobile Power Shoppers, Not Women

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-demographics-of-e-commerce-shoppers-2014-8#ixzz3C4Kck8Wv

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“Here are the surprising facts about men’s e-commerce and mobile commerce habits:

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-demographics-of-e-commerce-shoppers-2014-8#ixzz3C4Krh3Gq

Stephen

Posted on: September 18, 2014, 7:03 am Category: Uncategorized

Defining Unique Learning Outcomes and Measuring Student Success

Cengage Market Insight Paper:

Defining Unique Learning Outcomes and Measuring Student Success

http://assets.cengage.com/pdf/mi_learning_outcomes.pdf

12 page PDF

Stephen

Posted on: September 18, 2014, 6:32 am Category: Uncategorized

6 Ways To Become a Power User of the Public Library

6 Ways To Become a Power User of the Public Library

http://bookriot.com/2014/08/22/power-library-user/

Good list!

1. Get to the top of the holds list for hot titles

2. Request titles for purchase

3. Make use of the Interlibrary Loan System – and respect it

4. Get to Know Your Databases

5. Know the Special Collections 

6. Get Book Recommendations

Read more:

http://bookriot.com/2014/08/22/power-library-user/

Stephen

Posted on: September 18, 2014, 6:28 am Category: Uncategorized