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Playing with games in the library

There’s no doubt that games can be very powerful learning tools, and at my institution, as at most higher education institutions, there is momentum to introduce games-based learning into the curriculum. About a year ago […]

Nov, 23

An illustrated guide to being a Learning Services Coordinator

Along with others in my workplace I have been preparing a short presentation for my colleagues to inform them about what is involved in my role as a Learning Services Coordinator in the academic library. […]

Jun, 11
Is there room for a maker space in the academic library?

Is there room for a maker space in the academic library?

A while back I wrote a post exploring the idea of a library-centred digital literacy scholars lab, a place of learning and collaboration between disciplines and areas of expertise or interest around new and emerging […]

Jun, 06
Supporting students from low socio-economic status backgrounds

Supporting students from low socio-economic status backgrounds

  Last week I attended a workshop which disseminated the findings from a study on supporting the needs of low SES students.  Entitled “Effective teaching and support of students from low socio-economic status backgrounds: Resources […]

Apr, 01

Gamifying the library with SCVNGR

SCVNGR is a location-based game app for mobile devices that is about going places, doing challenges, and earning points.  It is used in a variety of contexts, including conventions, conferences and other events, as well […]

Feb, 23
Connected learning and the library

Connected learning and the library

The idea of ‘connected learning’ encapsulates a lot of the current thinking around teaching and learning in libraries. Connected learning incorporates the existing learning theories that have been around for while (such as constructivism, which […]

Nov, 16
Planting the seeds of a digital literacy education program

Planting the seeds of a digital literacy education program

I am currently designing some short library sessions for high school students who will be visiting our campus in 2014. The sessions are part of a larger university-wide aspirational program for secondary students from low […]

Oct, 01

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