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  1. Related Resources

    The field of library-led community engagement is thriving, and many organizations offer free resources to help you bring innovation and positive change to your community. Explore the following websites to learn more. ALA Center for Civic Life: http://disc ...

    SOSTMAN - 03/05/2015 - 10:24 - Libraries Transform

  2. Gamification

    Gamification (the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game settings) and game-based learning (game playing that has defined learning outcomes) are seeing greater adoption and recognition in educational and professional s ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2015 - 13:00 - Libraries Transform

  3. Drones

    Drones or ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ (UAVs) will become a regular part of life, used in research, transportation and delivery, artistic production, news coverage and reporting, law enforcement and surveillance, and entertainment. How It’s Developing Up un ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/18/2016 - 09:31 - Libraries Transform

  4. Anonymity

    Anonymity, long a hallmark of communication on the internet, is a promoted feature of applications (Whisper, Secret) and forums (Reddit) allowing users to share information secretly.    How It’s Developing Social media provides a platform to share informa ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2015 - 12:46 - Libraries Transform

  5. Internet of Things

    Smaller computing and radio devices, often unseen or built into objects, will sense and transmit data offering greater control of and connectivity between objects.  How It’s Developing As technology becomes smaller and cheaper, it is possible to embed com ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/18/2016 - 11:57 - Libraries Transform

  6. Maker Movement

    Do-it-yourselfers, tinkerers, hackers, entrepreneurs, and interested learners are finding opportunities to make what they want and determine their own creative paths. Makers take advantage of the availability of new technology and traditional craft tools, ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/24/2016 - 10:57 - Libraries Transform

  7. Flipped Learning

    Flipped learning – or flipped classrooms, backward classrooms, inverted classrooms, or reverse teaching – utilizes a model where students review content online via video lectures and assignments are completed during class meeting times with students and t ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2015 - 12:59 - Libraries Transform

  8. Resilience

    “Resilience” or “resiliency” incorporates preparations for and rapid recovery from physical, social, and economic disruptions, including environmental disasters, terrorist attacks, or economic collapse. [1]  How It’s Developing Discussion of resilience ha ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2015 - 13:06 - Libraries Transform

  9. Data Everywhere

    Data collection and management is not a new trend, but new technologies have greatly improved the opportunities to collect, store, and analyze customer data and personal information. The explosion of mobile devices, internet-connected devices, and applica ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/18/2016 - 09:19 - Libraries Transform

  10. LTC at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

    Hands-on Conference Sessions At the 2015 ALA Annual Conference  (June 25-30, 2015), coaches from The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation led four hands-on sessions on how libraries can leverage their trusted position in the community to engage people ...

    brussell3 - 07/06/2015 - 16:28 - Libraries Transform