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2016 Summer Instruction Camp Day 1

 

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Posted on: July 25, 2016, 6:58 am Category: Uncategorized

New Study of Online Student Market

New Study of Online Student Market

“A new study of the online student market, released on Wednesday, corroborates many of the trends seen among students who enroll in fully online undergraduate or graduate programs. The findings of the study, a joint project of Aslanian Market Research and the educational technology company Learning House, include:

  • The average online student is getting younger. While colleges often market fully online programs to working adults, the average ages of a typical undergraduate and graduate student are 29 and 33 years, respectively.
  • Students make decisions about where to study online quickly, and they expect colleges to be equally quick with their responses. More than two-thirds (68 percent) of students make a decision about where to apply within four weeks of starting their search, and more than one-third expect to hear back about financial aid before they even apply.
  • While online education enables students to study anywhere, most students choose someplace close to home. Three-quarters of respondents said they picked a campus within 100 miles of where they live.
  • Cost is the No. 1 factor for students when it comes to where to study, and nearly 90 percent of respondents said a scholarship of as much as $500 could influence their decision.

The full study, of 1,500 graduates, students or future students of fully online programs, is available here.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 25, 2016, 6:42 am Category: Uncategorized

The Future of User Interaction: Beyond Touchscreens

The Future of User Interaction: Beyond Touchscreens

https://www.marketingtechblog.com/future-user-interaction-interfaces/

Future of User Interaction and Interfaces

 

Stephen

Posted on: July 25, 2016, 6:01 am Category: Uncategorized

Top Canadian-authored bestsellers of 2015

Top Canadian-authored bestsellers of 2015

Non Fiction

  1. The Oh She Glows Cookbook, Angela Liddon
  2. Fifteen Dogs, André Alexis
  3. Love You Forever, Robert Munsch
  4. Hockey Towns, Ron MacLean and Kristie McLellan Day
  5. Shift Work, Tie Domi
  6. The Illegal, Lawrence Hill
  7. The Inconvenient Indian, Thomas King
  8. Open HeartOpen Mind, Clara Hughes
  9. Fantastic Cities, Steve McDonald
  10. All My Puny Sorrows, Miriam Toews

Fiction

  1. Fifteen Dogs, André Alexis
  2. The Illegal, Lawrence Hill
  3. All My Puny Sorrows, Miriam Toews
  4. The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill
  5. The Golden Son, Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  6. The Vinyl Cafe Turns the Page, Stuart McLean
  7. After the War Is Over, Jennifer Robson
  8. The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood
  9. Room (Mass Market), Emma Donoghue
  10. Room (Trade Paperback), Emma Donoghue

Juvenile

  1. The Rule of Three, Eric Walters
  2. The Rule of ThreeFight for Power, Eric Walters
  3. Empire of Night, Kelly Armstrong
  4. The Blackthorn Key, Kevin Sands
  5. When Everything Feels Like the Movies, Raziel Reid
  6. Walking Home, Eric Walters
  7. We Are All Made of Molecules, Susin Nielsen
  8. Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
  9. Masterminds, Gordon Korman
  10. Whatever After: Fairest of All, Sarah Mlynowski

Stephen

Posted on: July 24, 2016, 6:57 am Category: Uncategorized

Sign of the times: The last VCR company is finally shutting down production

Sign of the times: The last VCR company is finally shutting down production

“Well, there’s bad news for the few of you who still had any interest in buying a new VCR for some reason: Funai Electric, a Japanese company that was the last bastion of VCR production,is turning off the assembly line by the end of July.

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This was replaced by DVDs, then Blu-Rays and then Netflix.

The decidedly not-shocking news comes after Funai reported sales of just 750,000 VCR units last year, after selling 15 million on an annual basis at its peak.

I know what you’re thinking: Almost a million people bought VCRs in 2015? That’s pretty surprising, but there is a collector’s market for these things.”

If your library is still trying to wrest a few circs from tapes you might want to buy a back-up quickly (or on eBay).  Or maybe aftermarket nostalgia manufacturing will occur like for vinyl turntables.

Stephen

Posted on: July 24, 2016, 6:33 am Category: Uncategorized

HBR: What Great Listeners Actually Do

What Great Listeners Actually Do

https://hbr.org/2016/07/what-great-listeners-actually-do

It’s my insight that it’s not about great listening skills but more about ‘understanding’.  It’s a good article anyway.

Stephen

Posted on: July 24, 2016, 6:07 am Category: Uncategorized

International Benchmarks for Academic Library Use of Bibliometrics and Altmetrics, 2016-17

Research Report Highlights: “International Benchmarks for Academic Library Use of Bibliometrics and Altmetrics, 2016-17″

“International Benchmarks for Academic Library Use of Bibliometrics and Altmetrics, 2016-17 is aresearch report (fee-based) from the Primary Research Group (PRG). A few highlights follow.

Ordering information is available here.

From PRG:

This study presents data from 20 predominantly research universities in the USA, continental Europe, the UK, Canada and Australia/New Zealand. Among the survey participants are: Carnegie Mellon, Cambridge University, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya the University at Albany, the University of Melbourne, Florida State University, the University of Alberta and Victoria University of Wellington.

The report gives detailed data on the use of various bibliometric and altmetric tools such as Google Scholar, Web of Science, Scimago, Plum Analytics, and many, many others. The 114-page report presents detailed information on staffing, budgets, marketing, sources of demand, technology and other factors in bibliometric and altmetric service development.

Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:

  • Institutions cited by survey participants for excellence in bibliometrics or altmetrics were: Georgia State University, Yale University, the University of New South Wales, the National Library of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh, among others.
  • 50% of the institutions sampled help their researchers to obtain a Thomsen/Reuters Researcher ID.
  • A 60 percent majority said demand for bibliometric services increased slightly, 10 percent said it increased considerably, and 5 percent said demand fell somewhat. A quarter of the participants said demand for bibliometric services at their institution remained about the same over the past two years.
  • Academic department heads accounted for a mean of 24.38% of the demand for bibliometric services from the libraries sampled.
  • Just 5% of those surveyed use Facebook Insights in their altmetrics efforts.

Six pages of material from the report can be accessed here at no charge.

The complete table of contents is also available.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 23, 2016, 6:43 am Category: Uncategorized