using_computerThe Faculty of Education and UBC Library have teamed up to introduce UBC’s first LOOC – or local open online course.

The offering, part of UBC’s Master of Educational Technology program, is meant to help UBC students, staff and faculty hone their digital literacy skills. The course, called M101, features topics including Mining (research), Meshing (idea creation) and Mobilizing (generating value from information and knowledge).

The LOOC is open to all members of the UBC community who have a campus-wide login. M101 is self-paced, and users can build their skills in any area, in any order that they wish. As the name suggests, a LOOC is a localized form of a MOOC – or massive open online course. MOOCs have been a big topic in online education recently and UBC’s first MOOC – which launched in January 2013 with Stanford University – attracted more than 130,000 registrants.

The LOOC project received a grant from UBC’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund in spring 2013. Work began in April, and the LOOC was opened to co-authors of content, including UBC librarians, in July. The first set of students from the MET program will be able to contribute as of September.

For more, visit UBC Library’s site.

The Education Library has received a donation from the Montessori Society of Canada and the Montessori Training Centre of B.C. of books by and about Dr. Maria Montessori. 

Titles by Dr. Maria Montessori include:

The Absorbent Mind, Education and Peace, The Formation of Man, The Human Tendencies and Montessori Education, Maria Montessori: Her Life & Work, The Secret of Childhood, The Advanced Montessori Method v. II, The Child in the Family, What You Should Know About Your Child, and The 1946 London Lectures.

Titles about Dr. Maria Montessori include:

A Parent’s Guide to the Montessori Classroom, Montessori From the Start, Montessori Learning in the 21st Century, Montessori Madness!, Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, and Understanding the Human Being: The Importance of the First Three Years of Life. 

The titles are currently being processed and will be available soon!

Check out UBC Library’s Graduate Student Research Guide for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about UBC Library! 

Be sure to check out the Education Library’s website for additional information (click on the Grad Student tab). 

Have a question? Email us at: edlib@ubc.ca

For the ninth consecutive year, UBC Library and the Alma Mater Student Society of UBC are once again running their Food for Fines Campaign.

Reduce your library fines by donating non-perishable food items. Each food item donated counts toward $2 in fines, up to a maximum of $30. Donated items will be distributed to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and the AMS Food Bank. The program takes place from October 17 – 31 inclusive.

Help us raise exceed our goal of raising more than $5,000 in donations to helping those who need it the most in our communities. Review the list of most-needed items by the Food Banks. Find out more about this program by visiting the Food for Fines Facebook page or emailing the AMS Food Bank.

Donations received at UBC’s Okanagan campus will go to the UBC Okanagan Student Food Bank.

By Jessica Woolman on October 3, 2011  For original link click here

To help direct your students to their course readings and specific web pages please refer to our help page on “Creating Persistent URLs”.

Persistent URLs (PURLS) for web pages, course readings and e-books on their own do not allow the system to authenticate users. This means that your PURLS won’t work when accessed from off-campus. To avoid having this happen you will have to add the following prefix to your PURL: http://ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/login?url=. This prefix will prompt students to log-in using their CWL before accessing the article, allowing the system to confirm that the user is a current UBC student, faculty or staff-member.

Go to the following page for assistance in Creating Persistent URLs

http://help.library.ubc.ca/help-for/faculty/creating-persistent-urls/

Please note that the library will close at 5pm today (June 30th, 2011). We apologize for any inconvenience.

The library is closed tomorrow for Canada Day and will reopen at noon on Saturday, July 2.

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