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Disruptive technology: A look at virtual reality — International Librarians Network

Will virtual reality technology change the world? Maybe, according to this Time article from 2015. A lot of VR technology has been focused on the games sector, but there are lots of applications for libraries and other community organisations according to one article on Public Libraries Online: Many patrons already check out books virtually and don’t…

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Wikipedia Project: The Brainstorm Phase — Highly Textured Librarian

Okay, so working with the Octavia E. Butler Society on the Wikipedia page for Mind of My Mind gave me a taste for creating Wikipedia pages. I want to get more experience with creating pages, but I haven’t figured out what to focus on. Or should I say, I hadn’t figured it out because now I […]

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Lilwil’s personalized learning engine teaches teachers how to teach — TechCrunch

Every student has a unique learning style, but it’s tough for teachers to figure out if they learn best through lectures, images, reading, self-directed practice, or group projects. By using publicly available education progress data and personality analysis, Lilwil is able to automatically identify a the best teaching method for a student and recommend it…

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