Wednesday, November 05, 2014

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The Learning Revolution
Weekly Update

November 5th, 2014

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
- Herbert Spencer

The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

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  • We really need you! Volunteer at the 5th Annual Global Education Conference. Looking for a way to get involved with the global education community and to have a ton of fun at the same time? (Really!) Consider volunteering at this year's Global Education Conference! We will provide training for volunteers over the next few weeks, and your assistance will be greatly appreciated by our conference presenters. If you're interested in volunteering, please join the Volunteer Group and follow the instructions there for booking your times. Thank you, in advance, for your contribution to this great event! (PLUS: if you're a seasoned veteran, and you'd like to be one of our elite "super volunteers," we are looking for some select few who help us to oversee larger blocks of time and organize the regular volunteers when Lucy and I are taking our breaks! Email!)
  • Did you miss the deadline on the GlobalEdCon call for proposals? You can still sumbit. The call for proposals is now officially closed. However, if you submit a proposal before November 15th and put this submission in the category "2014 Proposals Submitted After November 1 - Waitlist)", we will still be reviewing proposals on a case by case basis. Proposals still will have to relate to our mission and acceptances will only be given if we have room in the conference schedule. It is most likely that we will not add more slots to the conference schedule. Submit here.
  • Call for High School or University Journalism Students for Coverage of GlobalEdCon. We're so excited to be kicking off the fifth annual Global Education Conference in two weeks. Our amazing conference co-chair, Lucy Gray, has shared a great idea with the Global Education community which we'll share here for any of you who may be interested in participating. From Lucy, "One of our goals this year has been to increase student participation, and I'm happy to say that we are seeing more student/teacher teams submitting proposals. We would also like to see students be active participants in sessions. One way to accomplish this might be to have students write news articles about various sessions. There are 2 ways we can go about this: 1. Individual students can attend sessions and write articles about these sessions. They would submit these to me, and I would probably put them in a newsletter each evening (GMT-6) so that our attendees have an overview of some of the sessions that have taken place that day. 2. A high school journal team can take responsibility for writing a few articles, editing submitted conent, and publishing them using a tool of their choice. Individual students from other schools could submit articles to this team for review as well." Is this something you or your students may be interested in? Be sure to see details for getting involved here.
  • NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries. Mark your calendar for November 12 to join the NMC and the Learning Revolution for the "NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries." In this half-day event, library professionals, educators, and thought leaders will explore four major themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition, which was downloaded over 1 million times in the first eight days after publication! The themes are: Increasing Access and Discovery Opportunities; Emphasis on Mobile; Content Management and Technical Infrastructure; and Rethinking the Roles and Relationships of Librarians. Engage with the panels on these topics and help shape the conversation – get your burning questions answered! Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (10am-2pm ET/ 9am-1pm CT/ 7am-11am PT). We encourage you to attend with colleagues from your library or institution as each session will be interspersed with discussion questions to prompt deep thinking around actionable trends and ideas. Come curious, and leave inspired to meet the future head on. This event does have a cost.

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2014 Global Education Conference
| November 17 - 21

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Highlighted Recordings

Peter Morville from Library 2.014 - on "The Architecture of Understanding"


Sherry Gick & Matthew Winner from Library 2.014: Connected Librarian Day - on "When Sherry Met Matthew"


Jia Yang from Library 2.014 - on "Exploring the Use of Information Visualization for Library"


NMC Navigator Top Ten

Top Learning Tech Stories of the Week from the NMC/Horizon Project Navigator.

  1. Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology
  2. “Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom
  3. Beyond Bologna
  4. Santa Clara U Students Get Mobile Lab for Controlling Satellites
  5. Beyond the Skills Gap: Making Education Work for Students, Employers and Communities
  6. A Call for a Public College Quality Compact
  7. Opening the Curriculum: Open Education Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2014
  8. Rethinking vocational high school as a path to college
  9. Blackboard Releases Tablet App for Teachers
  10. What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

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