Tuesday, February 23, 2010
UGA Libraries are looking for site feedback in preparation for a site redesign. The Web Advisory Group is working on a new look for the UGA Libraries home page, http://www.libs.uga.edu As we begin the redesign process, our first step is to gather feedback. We want to find out what works and what doesn't as far as the current home page is concerned, and to get ideas for the new home page design, in terms of content, layout, navigation, etc. Your input is very important. Please help us out by taking a few minutes to complete our anonymous, online survey: http://tinyurl.com/yguxnn8 Some questions may not be as applicable if you are outside of UGA, but any feedback is good feedback, right? thank you — and consider it your good deed of the day. ;-D-----
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Illusion: Insight into visual design elements
Covers the most basic elements of webdesign: layout, fonts, whitespace, color theory; additionally encompasses fundamental guidelines and findings regarding how users use the web.
Btw, my portion is more of the design stuff. Oh, and this is a google presentation so the design of the presentation itself is a little fugly.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Free mobile learning/education webinar
Sorry for the late notice, this just came across my desk.
As far as I can see, it is free.
Mobile Learning Fundamentals: Innovation Showcase and Real-World Examples - Presented by A.J. Ripin with special guest, Dr. David Metcalf
The way that we live, work, play, and learn is being impacted by the increasing mobility of our global society. As leaders, it is our responsibility to design for the needs of our changing audience. Learn the key trends and technologies that are fast emerging to meet the challenges and changes of today and tomorrow.
Come hear this conversation as we explore advanced concepts like mobile performance support, compliance, games and simulations, location awareness, transcoding, mobile social networking and collaboration. Learn firsthand how world leaders from industry, academia, military and organizations like Google, Microsoft, Tyco International, Tufts University and others are delivering value through Mobile Learning content.
"Mind over Technology" – The value of content design in "mobile education" - Presented by Supra Manohar, EVP Emantras
The discussion of mobility in education has primarily focused on technology and devices. It is critical to understand that the maturation of the market is driving the need for understanding content design and why it is probably one of the most critical aspects of any mobile learning initiative.
Understanding how we learn in specific environments is critical to learning design. Using online content without pedagogical modifications within mobile environments probably does not work. The primary thrust of mobile education must be the design of the content and utilization of technology to deliver this content. This presentation will explore learning design for mobile environments and critical factors that need to be considered for a successful initiative (relative to content).-----
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
So, what does an Emerging Technologies Group talk about?
Thought you'd never ask…
Here is the agenda for Weds. afternoon meeting of the Emerging Technologies Group… we are still playing with our acronym ET or EMT… I kind of like EMT.
Robin = me (I chair, btw…)
- Tie up RSS/multimedia pages (Robin/Amy) — any lingering questions or issues? (webpages created to highlight our multimedia and also all of the feeds we are generating…)
- Libraries home page redesign group update (Deborah) — anything ET can help with?
- ETD (electronic theses & dissertation portal) public interface update/progress report (table 'til next month; group needs to get back together)
- Social media training/Library 2.0 Learning Training program overview — (Deborah, Robin and/or Amy) quick project overview
- Youtube Edu report (Robin)
- Mobile update (Deborah)
- WEG (Web Editors Group) update (Deborah) — changes in WEG format — how can we help?
- Podcasts update (Christian)
- Tagging in VuFind — (all) — do we want to pursue this? If so, how to go about it and does anyone want to volunteer to lead the charge, so to speak?
- Social media/website management policy — (Deborah/Robin) — any updates on ET's questions re: website management and social media?
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sharing/Re-using catalog records in a web2.0 world
Wow, this is kind of cool…
The internet has made sharing library catalogue records easier for libraries and users - but with it comes a new set of challenges surrounding the legal implications. A new JISC toolkit helps librarians navigate the legal minefield of making their catalogue records available to others.