Online Learning

iGroup invests S$2m in education start-up

(25 July 2016, Singapore)  iGroup (Asia Pacific) Ltd, a leading provider of research information resources and library technologies has partnered Tueetor Pte Ltd, a technology start-up in Singapore, to launch the world’s first, fully automated learner-trainer matching platform. Focusing on the private tuition market for a start, the company aims to address 2 pain points […]

July 15, 2016 - 11:49 am
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Repeat of the Joint EUDAT- OpenAIRE webinar “How to write a Data Management Plan”

(8 July 2016) The DMP is a useful instrument for researchers to reflect on and communicate about the way they will deal with their data. It prompts them to think about how they will generate, analyse and share data during their research project and afterwards. In this webinar Sarah Jones (DCC) and Marjan Grootveld (DANS) […]

July 11, 2016 - 4:34 pm
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How to write a Data Management Plan

(5 July 2016) OpenAIRE and EUDAT are co-presenting this popular webinar which introduces researchers, data librarians, project coordinators and research officers to the process of writing Data Management Plans. In this webinar, Sarah Jones (DCC) and Marjan Grootveld (DANS) will talk you through what Horizon 2020 requires from a DMP. They will also discuss examples […]

July 7, 2016 - 7:30 am
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Research4Life webinar series

(10 March 2016) Research4Life has announced the webinar series “Research4Life: the library that opens doors”. In collaboration with AIMS, the series of webinars will illustrate how Research4Life works, how it is constructed and who can join the partnership. It will briefly present the four Research4Life programs Hinari, AGORA, OARE and ARDI that provide access to the aforementioned research […]

March 11, 2016 - 8:10 pm
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ILN applications are now open: new round begins March 2016

(18 January 2016) The International Librarians Network peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. Participating in the ILN brings wider professional awareness, an international perspective to your work, new ideas, and increased professional confidence. To date,  over 3500 librarians from 120+ countries have taken part. Applications for the […]

January 20, 2016 - 8:03 am
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Bb Student – Now available on Apple, Android and Windows

(18 January 2016) Blackboard has announced Bb Student – a new mobile application built for the needs of learners, now available across the globe on Apple, Android & Windows platforms. Bb Student has been built from the ground up founded on Blackboard’s new design language to deliver a delightful, fun & intuitive experience for students […]

January 19, 2016 - 10:53 am
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Gale brings interactive science products to libraries

(7 January 2016, Farmington Hills, Mich.) Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. The products are designed to help students understand science beyond the text, and combine Gale’s curriculum-aligned reference content with partner CyberScience’s interactive 3D models to bring science learning to life. Two products, […]

January 8, 2016 - 10:54 am
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Negotiating skills for librarians

(15 October 2015) In January 2016 a new, facilitated online training course – Negotiation Skills for Librarians – will be available to librarians, consortia staff and other information professionals. Sarah Durrant has been delivering the 1-day in-person workshop, on which the online course is based, in Europe and the Middle East since 2008, frequently on […]

October 20, 2015 - 6:32 pm
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University of Texas launches first all-digital, no-paper textbook degree program

(25 August 2015, Austin, Texas)  Entering freshmen enrolled in the new biomedical sciences degree program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will never have to buy a traditional textbook. Instead, their course materials will be delivered to them on iPads, which they’ll receive at orientation on 26 August 2015. And that’s just the […]

August 30, 2015 - 2:30 pm
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Fair use and online learning

(27 August 2015) The world of online learning presents some unpleasant surprises when it comes to sharing materials. The sr.ithaka website recounts faculty asking their library to make course materials available to the online students. When the librarians explained to them that they could not legally put any article or book that they wanted onto […]

August 30, 2015 - 2:06 pm
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Registrations now open for QUT’s Law Librarianship: Legals Research course

(13 August 2015) This course, developed with the support of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association, introduces you to the Australian legal system and the world of legal research. The program specifically helps you to explore and evaluate primary and secondary legal research sources, covering Commonwealth, State and Territory jurisdictions. There is a strong focus on […]

August 14, 2015 - 8:55 am
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Binumi offers education’s largest multimedia library

(31 July 2015) With video playing an increasingly important role in people’s daily lives, an easy-to-use video maker called Binumi is instantly transforming students into storytellers. binumi.com acts as the single online source for more than 2.5 million royalty-free multimedia clips. Using just a web browser, students are able to drag-and-drop their own content into […]

July 31, 2015 - 5:13 pm
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Blackboard and Skillsoft partner to deliver career-development content to professional learners

(22 July 2015, Washington, PRNewswire) Blackboard Inc. today announced a partnership with Skillsoft, a global learning content provider, to enable direct delivery of high-quality content to professional learners via Blackboard’s industry-leading teaching and learning platform. The partnership will allow Blackboard to offer learners and instructors access to Skillsoft’s vast library of rich professional training and […]

July 25, 2015 - 8:42 am
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Gale partners with Skillsoft to expand workforce training opportunities at public libraries

(24 June 2015, Farmington Hills, Mich.)   Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is partnering with Skillsoft to offer online workforce training courses to help public libraries sharpen the skills of today’s workforce and those entering the workforce, and support local economic development. During the most recent economic downturn, more than 30 million people in the […]

June 25, 2015 - 8:28 am
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Coursera launches first Chinese language specialization

(16 June 2015) The National Taiwan University is launching the first course on demand in Computer Aided Design and Building Information Modeling (CAD/BIM) today. The course is the first Chinese language (Traditional Chinese) Specialization on Coursera. The Specialization is designed for students and professionals focusing in areas of architecture, engineering, and the construction industries. Learners […]

June 16, 2015 - 1:17 pm
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