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Headline of the Week: Opportunity with Internet of Things and Big Data
This week Mediacom made available the second 1Gbps Internet connection to the Decorah Metronet (DMN) through which Luther College gets its Internet connectivity.
Headline of the Week: Are the eBook and Book Finding an Equilibrium?
Nicholas Carr’s recent blogpost about the positioning of ebooks and physical books is interesting and thoughtful. I am pleased that its title is tonally appropriate to the article’s content!
Headline of the Week: Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning and Quizlet.com
I found a reference to a new book called Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. I found it compellingly interesting.
Headline of the Week: Tribute to Martha Mary Davis
Yesterday we celebrated twenty-two years of service by Martha Mary Davis to Luther College. Today, May 30th, 2014 Martha Mary Davis will retire from Luther College.
Headline of the Week: Google Glass in Teaching and Learning
I enjoy getting the “The Week in Geek” newsletter from Boston College colleague John Gallaugher.
Headline of the Week: Innovation and Disruption in Higher Education
A couple weeks ago Corey Landstrom, Vice President and Dean for Student Life, shared information about a symposium being hosted at Colgate University.
Headline of the Week: Henrietta Lacks' HeLa Cells Meet 3D Printing in Cancer Therapy Research
Today is a great day for research at Luther College. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff are enjoying sharing and learning from student research presented at the annual Student Research Symposium.
Headline of the Week: Innovative Breakthroughs in Campus Networking
Most of what we do at Luther College is anchored in face to face interactions between students and faculty and staff.
Headline of the Week: “Hybrid Learning” and Learning Communities
For the last few months there have been many conversations in LIS about “learning communities.” The idea has been applied to many constituencies including LIS, students, and faculty groups.
Headline of the Week: Investing in Support for Instructional Design and Technology
For the last few months several within LIS have been having conversations that include the topic “instructional design.”
Headline of the Week: Learning Well to Learn – Essential Piece of the Value Proposition
Most days I receive in my inbox an installment of “infoneer pulse daily update” from Chris Barth, Librarian and Associate Dean at the United States Military Academy at West Point and former Executive Director of LIS at Luther College.