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How to Effectively Use Visual Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Effectively Use Visual Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/effectively-use-visual-storytelling-infographic/136436/

How to Effectively Use Visual Storytelling | SEJ

Stephen

Posted on: August 3, 2015, 6:37 am Category: Uncategorized

The Three Types of Problem in the World

The Three Types of Problem in the World

http://www.onlydeadfish.co.uk/only_dead_fish/2015/07/the-three-types-of-problem-in-the-world.html

Simple-comlicated-complex

“I rather liked this delineation of the three different types of problem in the world, featured in a paper on reform in the healthcare industry by Brenda Zimmerman of York University and Sholom Glouberman of the University of Toronto, and quoted in The Checklist Manifesto:

  1. Simple problems are ones like baking a cake from a mix. There is a recipe.
  2. Complicated problems are ones like sending a rocket to the moon. They can sometimes be broken down into a series of simple problems. But there is no straightforward recipe. Success frequently requires multiple people, often multiple teams, and specialized expertise. Unanticipated difficulties are frequent. Timing and coordination become serious concerns.
  3. Complex problems are ones like raising a child. Once you learn how to send a rocket to the moon, you can repeat the process with other rockets and perfect it. One rocket is like another rocket. But not so with raising a child, the professors point out. Every child is unique. Although raising one child may provide experience, it does not guarantee success with the next child. Expertise is valuable but most certainly not sufficient. Indeed, the next child may require an entirely different approach from the previous one. And this brings up another feature of complex problems: their outcomes remain highly uncertain. Yet we all know that it is possible to raise a child well. It’s complex, that’s all.”

Stephen

Posted on: August 3, 2015, 6:19 am Category: Uncategorized

The Top 10 Reasons Why the Top 10 Reasons Don’t Matter

The Top 10 Reasons Why the Top 10 Reasons Don’t Matter

http://www.ideachampions.com/weblogs/archives/2015/07/the_10_top_reas.shtml

“1. Reason is highly over-rated.

2. If you need more data to prove your point, you’ll never have enough data to prove your point.

3. Analysis paralysis.

4. You’re going to follow your gut, anyway.

5. By the time you put your business case together, the market has passed you by.

6. “Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.” – Albert Einstein

7. The scientific method came to Rene Descartes in a dream!

8. Most reasons are collected to prove to others what you have already decided to do.

9. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – G.B. Shaw

10. I am, therefore I think.”

Stephen

Posted on: August 3, 2015, 6:16 am Category: Uncategorized

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

https://medium.com/@kristynazdot/the-37-best-websites-to-learn-something-new-895e2cb0cad4

edX— Take online courses from the world’s best universities.

Coursera — Take the world’s best courses, online, for free.

Coursmos — Take a micro-course anytime you want, on any device.

Highbrow — Get bite-sized daily courses to your inbox.

Skillshare — Online classes and projects that unlock your creativity.

Curious — Grow your skills with online video lessons.

lynda.com — Learn technology, creative and business skills.

CreativeLive — Take free creative classes from the world’s top experts.

Udemy — Learn real world skills online.

→LEARN HOW TO CODE

Codecademy — Learn to code interactively, for free.

Stuk.io — Learn how to code from scratch.

Udacity — Earn a Nanodegree recognized by industry leaders.

Platzi — Live streaming classes on design, marketing and code.

Learnable — The best way to learn web development.

Code School — Learn to code by doing.

Thinkful — Advance your career with 1-on-1 mentorship.

Code.org — Start learning today with easy tutorials.

BaseRails — Master Ruby on Rails and other web technologies.

Treehouse — Learn HTML, CSS, iPhone apps & more.

One Month — Learn to code and build web applications in one month.

Dash — Learn to make awesome websites.

→LEARN TO WORK WITH DATA

DataCamp — Online R tutorials and data science courses.

DataQuest— Learn data science in your browser.

DataMonkey— Develop your analytical skills in a simple, yet fun way.

→LEARN NEW LANGUAGES

Duolingo — Learn a language for free.

Lingvist — Learn a language in 200 hours.

Busuu — The free language learning community.

Memrise — Use flashcards to learn vocabulary.

→EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE

TED-Ed — Find carefully curated educational videos

Khan Academy— Access an extensive library of interactive content.

Guides.co — Search the largest collection of online guides.

Squareknot — Browse beautiful, step-by-step guides.

Learnist — Learn from expertly curated web, print and video content.

Prismatic — Learn interesting things based on social recommendation.

→BONUS

Chesscademy — Learn how to play chess for free.

Pianu — A new way to learn piano online, interactively.

Yousician— Your personal guitar tutor for the digital age.


UPDATE: Full list including the best of your suggestions can be also found here.”

Stephen

Posted on: August 2, 2015, 6:32 am Category: Uncategorized

Full Text Article: “A Library in the Palm of Your Hand: Mobile Services in Top 100 University Libraries”

Full Text Article: “A Library in the Palm of Your Hand: Mobile Services in Top 100 University Libraries”

 

http://www.infodocket.com/2015/07/23/full-text-article-a-library-in-the-palm-of-your-hand-mobile-services-in-top-100-university-libraries/

“The following full text article appears in the current issue of Information Technology and Libraries.

Title

A Library in the Palm of Your Hand: Mobile Services in Top 100 University Libraries

Authors

Yan Quan Liu
Southern Connecticut State University
Special Hired Professor at Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin, China

Sarah Briggs
Library/Media Specialist at Jonathan Law High School, Milford, CT

Source
Information Technology and Libraries
Vol 34, No 2 (2015)

Abstract

What is the current state of mobile services among academic libraries of the country’s top 100 universities, and what are the best practices for librarians implementing mobile services at the university level?

Through in-depth website visits and survey questionnaires, the authors studied each of the top 100 universities’ libraries’ experiences with mobile services. Results showed that all of these libraries offered at least one mobile service, and the majority offered multiple services. The most common mobile services offered were mobile sites, text messaging services, e-books, and mobile access to databases and the catalog. In addition, chat/IM services, social media accounts and apps were very popular.

Survey responses also indicated a trend towards responsive design for websites so that patrons can access the library’s full site on any mobile device. Respondents recommend that libraries considering offering mobile services begin as soon as possible as patron demand for these services is expected to increase.

Direct to Full Text Article (16 pages; PDF)

Stephen

Posted on: August 2, 2015, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized

Historical Inspiration for Game of Thrones: INFOGRAPHIC

Try this infographic to connect your YA readers to your history collections . . .

Historical Inspiration for Game of Thrones: INFOGRAPHIC

http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/historical-inspiration-for-game-of-thrones-infographic/107672

Game of Thrones Infographic (GalleyCat)

Stephen

Posted on: August 1, 2015, 8:58 am Category: Uncategorized

50 Inspirational Quotes from Literature

50 Inspirational Quotes from Literature

http://www.myprint247.co.uk/blog/50-inspirational-quotes-from-literature/

50 Quotes from Literature

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 1, 2015, 6:31 am Category: Uncategorized