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Last week the publisher McGraw-Hill and the online, nonprofit Western Governors Univeristy announced a “pay-for-performance” textbook deal with a unique pricing structure. (via EdSurge) In exchange for McGraw-Hill agreeing to provide e-books and other learning tools at discounted flat fee, WGU will pay a “premium” for every student who passes the course using the materials. While McGraw-Hill anticipates making 10-20% less ...
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Inspired by Greg's recent post, I researched several of the dynamic people who will be presenting at the ALA Virtual Conference next month. One of the most inspiring librarians I discovered is Brian Mathews, Associate Dean for Learning & Outreach at Virginia Tech, who blogs as The Ubiquitous Librarian for The Chronicle of Higher Education. In a recent post, he shared a recent project titled,
I just received an email from ALA promoting their virtual conference July 18 & 19. ALA Virtual Conference offers two days of interactive Web sessions, talks, and insights from experts. From building our own ebook platforms to publishing the local community's unique content and adding a DIY/Maker service for users, the presenters highlight how new services are transforming both their libraries and their communities. Sessions offer starting points for discussion as well as practical ideas for moving forward and trying something new. Presentations include: ...
Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? I am a doctoral student in Instructional Technology & Media program at Teachers College.   I have a master degree in TESOL and am interested in Second language acquisition, inter-cultural communication, and technology.  My current research interest focuses on using technology as a mean to reduce ESL students' perceived ste...
Hello!  I am new to the library services desk this past fall. I'd write more here, but there's no reason; the below penetrating questions say it all. Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? No, actually.  I am studying Library Science over at Queens College, CUNY. If you find it difficult to find what you’re looking for in the catalog or databases, don’t worry, there’s a Science to it.  Just ask for help! Where’s your hometown? We moved a lot when I was a kid.  What do I mean by a lot?  Well, I was born in Florida, t...
Hello! I’m Julia, I work upstairs at the EdLab but am known to sneak downstairs to see what’s going on at the desk. I do some assessment work in the library, and help keep the Pressible Network moving along.  I've been working at the lab for One Year and  25 weeks according to my blog profile. Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying?
Ola is a member of the first floor services staff. She often sends her coworkers psychological personality tests to take and she is always sharing articles she finds interesting. Continue reading to learn more about Ola. Hi, my name is Ola I am currently a Teachers College student working on my maste...
Dearest Reader, Thank you for reading these words.  I pray that you shall find them, if not worthy, then at least not onerously unworthy of your time.  My name is Alex, and I am a new Library Associate here at the Gottesman Libraries.  I am also a second-year student in Teachers College's program in Philosophy & Education.  I'm interested, generally, in the history of humanistic approaches to education and the challenges posed to these by the modern, technological world.  I shall now address the real, vital meat of this 'Meet the Staff' installment:
Dina joined the library services team in September. She keeps things festive around the desk! Have you seen our pumpkin? Dina is a hard worker and has quickly learned how to trouble shoot technical problems that arise here at the library. To learn more about Dina keep reading... Meet Dina!
Eric has been working at the Gottesman Libraries since January! Eric is our library tech support worker. You can see him fixing the computers and setting up the laptops and projectors in the library classrooms. His sense of humor keeps all of us workers laughing. Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying? I am not a TC st...