Author Archives: elenizazani

Celebrating Continuing Development and Open Practice

It took me a while but I finally got there… I can know consider myself a Chartered Librarian! Celebrating the completion of my Chartership came as a surprise to me; I hadn’t thought it would give me such joy! Possibly … Continue reading

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Librarians and Open Educational Resources

In one of my previous posts, I had mentioned the work that has been undertaken by the Open Educational Resources Research Hub  (for short, OER Research Hub or OERRH) and their ongoing research on “What the impact of OER on learning … Continue reading

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MOOCs and Librarians: Join the new #MOOCLib Mendeley Group

I set up a Mendeley group for librarians across all sectors to share literature and resources about the evolving nature of MOOCs and the role of the librarian. You don’t need to be directly involved with MOOCs to join. All … Continue reading

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MOOCs and Librarians: Keep the conversation live

On Twitter: This is the second of the MOOCs and Librarians series of posts, following the one on opportunities for discussions via virtual forums and past conferences. Today’s post is focused on Twitter conversations including a poll on setting up … Continue reading

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MOOCs and Librarians: Join the #MOOCLib conversation

This is the first of a series of posts that explore and propose communication channels for librarians who are involved or interested in MOOCs. A few months ago, in March to be exact, a new group was formed, namely, MOOCs … Continue reading

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A fun new start!

Our life would be really boring if year after year we repeated ourselves in condensed slots during our contact time with students. This is certainly not happening to me. Every so often I review all the learning materials, reflect and … Continue reading

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Assess and be assessed as a Scholar

Last month I was invited to participate in a workshop organised by the London Knowledge Lab (LKL).  Justin Olmanson, postdoctoral fellow of the Institute of Education Sciences and member of Dr. Bill Cope’s research team from the University of Illinois, … Continue reading

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Embedding Digital Literacies and enabling change

This week I participated in the workshop “Influencing Strategy and Change Processes to enable the embedding of Digital literacies“, part of the Changing the Learning Landscape (CLL)¹ series. The main aim of the event was to: to focus on how those … Continue reading

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Gamify the online Lecture

Prof. Werbach’s Gamification course on Coursera launched on Monday, and although it coincidentally was April fool’s day, the course is nowhere near fooling around. I decided to take the course following the Signature track although learning can be verified in … Continue reading

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Open Practice and OER sustainability

It’s really difficult to tell the whole story of a conference such as Cetis 2013, unless you break down its main parts.  I created, therefore, a social story that responds to the main objectives of the first parallel session I … Continue reading

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