Monthly Archives: July 2011

21st-Century Learning – The Garibaldi Panorama

Besides the social media applications and platforms which we all agree are changing our culture and society and the way we learn, we mustn’t forget that the dizzying pace of technology development is also adding a new dimension to the way we … Continue reading

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21st-Century Learning – Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) has been highlighted as one of important trends to watch in the near 2-3 years horizon (see 2011 Horizon Report).  There is no denying that the way we learn and the way we take in information is going to … Continue reading

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21st-Century Learning – Sifttables, the toy blocks that think

Those who have read my earlier blog about the 2011 Horizon Report would remember about “Gesture-based computing and Learning analytics” being listed as one of the rising technologies to look out in the not-too-far horizon. How is it going to … Continue reading

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The Library and my Daughter

Everything is online now, it’s all on the world wide all on the web, a click away from Google! Why go to the library when I can search for and research online in the comfort of my own home at … Continue reading

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Evolution not Revolution

Recently we released version 8.6.1 of Spydus – our flagship product.  This represents the first release within the sixth version of the seventh major revamp of our library product. Since I have been with Civica we have released 12 versions … Continue reading

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21st-Century Learning – Are you using the AASL Standards?

As far back as Oct 2007, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has already developed the “AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner” to replace the “Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning” previously in use. In addition to acknowledging the … Continue reading

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21st-Century Learning – Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills

Is your library equipped with the right skills and resources for the 21st Century? Is your institution adopting the right approach to enhancing the 21st century skills of your audiences? Well, find out for yourself via The Museums, Libraries, and … Continue reading

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21st-Century Learning – Have you rebranded yourself?

The 21st-century learning is about empowering your users to be inquisitive, to think critically and make informed decisions; about engaging them to apply what they have learnt to co-create and share new knowledge; about inculcating lifelong learning.  And with so much … Continue reading

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21st-Century Learning – Youth-Powered YOUmedia@Chicago Public Library

The YOUmedia is a 21st century teen learning space project, a new model for lifelong learning. With digital media and online communication becoming so pervasive in the lives of our youth today, educators in schools, libraries, and other institutions are … Continue reading

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saving my personal pride through ebooks & patron self check

Being a good librarian committed to lifelong learning, and being generally curious about stuff I have a wide range of regular information sources. For example, I might watch a  Khan Academy vodcast about pegging the yuan (it went pretty much … Continue reading

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