Cirrus 111212

In the last week I noticed these Cirrus items:
Audrey Watters’ post about EdTech trends in 2011. I enjoyed her links to Library Innovation and read with interest about Fayetteville Free Library’s FabLab. I noted the Library’s Executive Director’s observation that:

I believe it is our responsibility to provide the pathways and vehicles; the ‘access’ to transformational experiences.  When we do that, communities and individuals transform themselves by coming together, thinking, developing, creating and making.

The FabLab has a Transliteracy Development Director, Lauren Britton Smedley. As a makerspace, the FabLab will offer “free access to powerful information, and new and advanced technology”. (Margaret Portier has more information about Lauren’s role in her post on transliteracy.)
A Diigo links alerted me to A video bootcamp
OLDaily drew my attention to Jim Shimabukuro’s discussion of online and traditional courses.
Elsewhere I caught up with an INSPIRE post about James Steele’s presentation on metaview. James and his supervisor Martyn Jolly have published their work on metaview in the Journal of Australian Studies in the special issue of Media and Materiality. You can find his presentation on Slideshare.
I noted that the official Blended Synchronicity project launch occurred at the Australasian Society for Computers In Learning In Tertiary Education (ASCILITE2011) annual conference in Hobart. The project “will explore how synchronous technologies (desktop video-conferencing, web-conferencing, virtual worlds) can be most effectively utilised to unite remote and face-to-face university students.”
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FabLab Amsterdam Moving into a New Space



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