Monthly Archives: April 2011


Open Educational Resources

There is an expanding field of digital materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse. Social media is being used to spread awareness and use of OER. Such resources include courses, course materials, content modules, learning objects, collections, and journals. There are growing online communities […]


Augmented reality is spreading

I recently learned of a new augmented reality app that instantly shows librarians books that are misfiled on shelves: This got me thinking about augmented reality (AR,) an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer generated data, as I’m seeing more and more of it. One of […]


Honoring the ‘Social’ in Social Media

Today, being the first of April is observed as ‘April Fool’s Day’ in the United States and elsewhere. After only a few keystrokes I’ve learned that the holiday was first mentioned by Chaucer in 1392. That’s a long history of pranks! In the Internet Age we continue this tradition utilizing […]