July 23, 2016

VR, Whole Libraries in a Contact Lens: ISTE 2016 Top Takeaways

Nearly 20,000 attendees convened in Denver for a notably robust ISTE 2016. From virtual reality to the new open resources platform Amazon Inspire, SLJ taps the highlights.

Knovation Vetted Content Collection Now More Accessible

As districts begin to shift away from textbooks and toward open educational resources, one company makes the task of evaluating all that digital content much less tedious for educators.

A Librarian’s Guide to OER in the Maker Space

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Open educational resources (OER) are a boon to maker activities, according to library media specialist Laura Fleming, who provides related tips and links to fun, cost-effective projects.

SLJ’s Top 10 Tech: 2012

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From MOOCs to open educational resources, Joyce Valenza examines the top trends of the year in technology. There are unique opportunities for librarians here and Valenza outlines specific actionables in this online version of School Library Journal’s feature story.

Open Content: School Libraries a ‘Natural Fit’ to Lead Adoption

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Open educational resources (OER) are the next big thing. Christopher Harris runs down the potential of OER—and necessary work involved—for school librarians.

Library With Free Online College Textbooks Makes Debut

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has launched The Open Course Library, an online repository of ready-to-use digital course modules—including textbooks and syllabi—for 42 of the state’s highest enrolled courses. All program materials are freely shared with a Creative Commons license, and can be adapted and distributed.