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Reflective Practice

Reflective Practice

While I sit and reflect on my future beyond the hyperlinked library a few things stand out to me at the end of our journey together. Infinite learning I think it is extremely important that we continue to learn. We explored this idea in module 12, infinite learning. We must be ready to accept that we must always continue to learn. While the term ‘accept’ sounds as if we are giving in to some negative expectation, as librarians, this should…

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Library as Classroom: 3D printers for creativity, exploration and collaboration

Library as Classroom: 3D printers for creativity, exploration and collaboration

The issues with 3D printers, the law and creativity Technology is advancing at a rapid rate. While innovation is always a good thing, technological innovation can lead to a lot of murky grey areas in laws and how those laws are enforced. I have always felt that copyright has gotten in the way of true innovation. That isn’t to say that people’s ideas and works should not be protected, they absolutely should. However, too many restrictions create a society that…

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The mobile blogger: a mobile technology reflection blog

The mobile blogger: a mobile technology reflection blog

Disclaimer: I have done everything for this module (the readings, research, blog post writing and supplemental video) through my mobile phone, inspired by Jan in the mobile technology module. While mobile technology provides easy, on-the-fly access to information and our networked world, I feel that it is not completely up to the quality standards of traditional computing technology. It is close, but not perfect. So like a method actor preparing for a role, I fully embraced mobile technology this week…

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The Transformation to Transparency

The Transformation to Transparency

As information professionals in a web 2.0 landscape, it is important for us to understand the possibilities that this new networked society has for communication and participation. Transparency offers the chance for us to start a truthful dialogue with our users and bring them into the conversation. As Chris Anderson says in his blog, In Praise of Radical Transparency, “As the tools of production and distribution are democratized, institutions lose power and individuals gain it. As the Web becomes the…

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Context Book Assignment- Reality is broken: Why games make us better and how they can change the world by Jane McGonigal

Context Book Assignment- Reality is broken: Why games make us better and how they can change the world by Jane McGonigal

Socially Isolated Addicted young people Few real-life social ties These are just a few of the phrases used to describe the traditional “lonely gamer” in the article The “lonely gamer” revisited by Diane Schiano, Bonnie Nardi, Thomas Debeauvais, Nicolas Ducheneaut, and Nicholas Yee. This has been the stereotype of the traditional gamer for the past two decades. However, Jane McGonigal, a New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned game designer would argue otherwise. In McGonigal’s 2011 book Reality is Broken:…

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