Category Archives: distance education

MIT and Harvard collaborate on an online education service

MIT and Harvard announce edX. This is “a transformational new partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners.”

Call for Papers – Theme Issue on Library Services to Distance Learners

“The Urban Library Journal (ULJ), a publication of the Library Association of the City University of New York and a peer-reviewed, open access journal, welcomes article proposals for a special themed issue on library services to distance learners.

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Library and Information Technology Dept. Collaboration

This article, “Higher Education IT in the ‘New Normal’,” in the magazine Campus Technology noted that the Information Technology (IT) Department of a college or university can help solve some of  the financial problems on campus.

Number one is helping foster digital collaboration, without physically moving people. Number two, the IT department, if playing the appropriate role in the university–such as in partnership with the library–can really help the institution better organize and have access to its intellectual property. So it can help people when they’re designing and delivering education, or when they’re conducting research; it can bring to them services that will actually help make people more “time-effective.

Fourteenth Off-Campus Library Services Conference

“The Fourteenth Off-Campus Library Services Conference will be held April 28-30, 2010, at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Please join us for this opportunity to explore issues related to delivering library resources and services to distance students and faculty.”  Now accepting proposals.