Open System, Open Learning – WordCamp Chicago 2010
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I’m pretty darn proud of my former graduate assistant and TTW Contributor Kyle Jones. Take a look at his recent presentation at WordCamp Chicago. I’m also incredibly proud of him because he’s been accepted into the doctoral program at the University [...]
Michael’s EDUCAUSE Learning Initiatives 2010 conference presentation where he discussed “The Hyperlinked Campus” leads nicely into a recent post I made detailing exactly how Michael and I put together his course sites from a technical standpoint.
If you’re looking to break free from the constraints of your learning management systems (LMS), I highly suggest you [...]
In Mick Jacobsen’s post, “An Unformed Thought,” in which he discussed the possibility of libraries acting as a hub for information technology needs such as website design and hosting, he hit on a core value of librarianship – community building. As we strive to build library spaces that are usable and promote interaction and collaboration, [...]
Beginning this Fall semester, Michael Stephens and myself (Kyle Jones) began piloting an open source learning management system (LMS) built on WordPress Multi User (WPMU) and BuddyPress. This post explains our history with WPMU, the move to BuddyPress, and some of Michael’s initial thoughts on the pilot.
By TTW Contributor Kyle Jones http://thecorkboard.org @thecorkboard
When I read recently that I had been one of 200 potential candidates for an academic library position I came to the sad realization that, yes, this economy was going to affect my job search tremendously. As a recent graduate from Dominican University’s LIS program, I’ve been on the hunt for a few months and [...]
No, it’s not the secret service of the Soviet Union – it is, however, the commercialized reference desk. KGB, or the knowledge generation bureau as they sometimes call themselves, provides a two-way text reference service straight to mobile devices. Anywhere. Anytime.
Which begs these questions: What about the reference desk? Why not ask a librarian?
As a soon-to-be graduate of Dominican’s GSLIS program and in need and want of a new job, I watch the job lists pretty closely. My interest was piqued quickly as I came across a posting for a “Creativity Library Manager” at the University of Nebrask at Omaha. Part of the post reads:
This newly created [...]
Before Michael puts Tame The Web to rest for the holidays I just wanted to say a quick thank you.
You might be asking, “why the thanks?” Well, to be honest I have to say that spaces like Tame The Web, Twitter, Facebook, and other online networks have connected me with the profession in more [...]
I’m a big follower of library websites. They are virtual representations of their physical presence and they also say a lot about a library’s innovation (or lack thereof). All this summer I investigated different libraries to see what they were doing and how they were designing their online presences as I redesigned the website for [...]