Gigaom

The future of learning is far more than new devices, digital content and online classrooms. It means potentially rewritten relationships between students and information, teachers and instruction, and schools and society.

In a short documentary released Tuesday, telecom giant Ericsson (s ERIC) pulls together observations from leading voices in education technology and entrepreneurship to give a high-level snapshot of what the future of education could look like and how technology is leading it there.

The 20-minute film, called the Future of Learning, which is part of the company’s ongoing Networked Society project, is particularly timely given the momentum behind online education platforms like Khan Academy and Coursera, adaptive learning technology from Knewton and the transition to digital textbooks.

It includes commentary from Knewton founder and CEO Jose Ferreira and Coursera cofounder Daphne Koller explaining how their startups are shaping the new world of education. But…

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In the Moment

“If I knew what the picture was going to be like I wouldn’t make it. It was almost like it was made already… the challenge is more about trying to make what you can’t think of.” – Cindy Sherman

“The writer is entitled to his boomboom.” – Tristan Tzara

What follows is intended to distinguish videopoetry from poetry films, film poetry, poemvideos, poetry videos, cyber-poetry, cine-poetry, kinetic poetry, digital poetry, poetronica, filming of poetry and other unwieldy neologisms, which have been applied, at one time or another, to describe the treatment of poetry in film and video but which have also developed different and divergent meanings.

The democratization of the medium realized by the introduction of video technology has, in the last 25 years, only sharpened the initial art vs entertainment debate; in particular, the movement of poetry to the “big screen” has exposed two conflicting positions – one demystifying…

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LibTech Soup

– Landmark US Court ruling will revolutionize the blind’s access to books.

– Michael Geist’s take on the US Court ruling and fair access in Canada.

– ByWater Solutions now offers Canadian based Koha hosting services.

–  Check out the new BCLA Readers Advisory Interest Group blog!

– OCLC to expand Geek the Library campaign to more libraries with increased support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

– The cloud backlash could be deep.

– Thanks to Allan Webner for spotting this gem: The Idea Box at Oak Park Public Library is a new experiment in community participation and library programming that invites visitors to “explore, learn, and play”.

– Meanwhile over at the Frankfurt Book Fair: Ganxy offers an easier way to sell and market ebooks.

– YouTube reached out to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community with an interesting proposition.

– A map of the world based on book…

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What Are You Reading?

Welcome to the first official post of the What Are You Reading Blog! Bookmark, subscribe and RSS us for weekly updates on Readers Advisory trends, topics, crowdsourcing, musings, and tales from the front line.

For our inaugural post, I want to shamelessly promote our upcoming workshop — RA in a Half Day, featuring:

* Keynote speaker Sean Cranbury, who will talk about the role of social media in connecting readers to books and building communities of readers,

* Online Bookmarking Tools and Tricks for Promoting RA, with Tara Matsuzaki and Heidi Schiller,

*  Speed dating through the genres,

*  A tour of Surrey’s new Central Library,

*  And delicious refreshements, including local chef-made parfaits and breads!

Here are the details:

When?
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(*Doors will open at 8:30 am)

Where?
Room 120, City Centre Library, Surrey Public Library
10350 University…

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