Online Learning

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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University of Adelaide Library Research Training Needs Survey results published

(10 April 2015) The University Libraries recently conducted a survey on research training needs. Key findings include: There is a clear demand for research support training on topics related to choosing journals to publish with, bibliometrics, altmetrics, social media and research profiles, and open research data. Responses indicate that more than one training delivery method […]

April 13, 2015 - 2:49 pm
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Report on types of MOOC support offered by libraries

(3 April 2015) The edX Library Collaboration has published a report resulting from a project in which librarians at 39 higher education institutions were interviewed about how they were supporting MOOCs. The institutions were mostly in North America, but with some from Australia, China and Europe, and they were almost all using either edX or […]

April 5, 2015 - 9:00 am
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Game-based learning in library instruction

(21 March 2015) A priced online course (US$175) running from 6 April to 1 May 2015, Game-Based Learning in Library Instruction is led by Scott Rice as part of Library Juice Academy. More information at http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/011-gaming.php Information literacy blogspot has the announcement.

March 23, 2015 - 2:11 pm
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EIFL webinar on open access journals and books

23 February 2015) The EIFL Open Access Programme and the EIFL Licensing Programme will hold a joint webinar to show how to search for and find Open Access e-resources. Dom Mitchell from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Ronald Snijder from the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) will present their respective platforms and answer any questions. DOAJ is […]

February 24, 2015 - 10:31 am
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Digging Deeper – an online course about medieval manuscripts

(28 January 2015) In January, Stanford University launched Digging Deeper: Making Manuscripts, an online learning experience devoted to the technologies involved in creating and interpreting medieval manuscripts. Although there are thousands of enrolled participants from more than 90 countries, it’s not too late to sign up. Details are here.

January 28, 2015 - 4:18 pm
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