After attending the annual CRIG virtual seminar, Hugh Rundle considers validation as a pedagogical tool. He also argues that, rather than creating a fairer system, the use of learning analytics in universities is alienating students and setting a narrow standard of what 'student success' looks like.
How can the hands-on, collaborative, knowledge-sharing ethos of makerspaces continue in an era of Covid-19? Taylor Kubota describes Stanford University's new flexible approaches to making and makerspaces that keep the maker spirit alive.
Are publishers really planning to spy on university libraries to protect copyrights? In this useful article, Peter Murray explores the implications and ethics of tracking user activity to keep copyrighted data secure.
Edward Segal points out that libraries provide a wealth of resources to help both the public and businesses recover from the effects of the pandemic. The article also includes some examples of the services that local libraries are offering to businesses.
For the past 7 years, Hour of Code have aimed to empower students to get involved in writing code rather than just consuming digital content. SLJ pick a selection of age-appropriate resources for either online or face to face teaching of code.
Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere, The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, November 19, 2020
A complete assignment to help students develop skills and understanding in science communication, and in particular to join the Academic Twitter community who disseminate peer reviewed research that is accessible to the public.
The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 47, issue 1, January 2021
The results of a survey of academic libraries using LibGuides in fall 2019. Librarians were asked how their library governs their LibGuides, and also what requirements, guidelines or protocols their institution had in place for the creation, publication, and maintenance of their LibGuides.
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 25th November 2020.
A survey of repository managers that looks at accessibility practices in relation to institutional repositories.
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