Article #1 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES CHANGING PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE DELIVERY MODELS
This article was very helpful to me in that in taught me how technologies are changing the way we as a community and library staff are/will use library services. In all the ways that social networking is benefiting the community, I feel it's especially imperative for librarians to foster these types of technological innovations. Having online resources 24/7 is not only beneficial, but also may enhance more critical analysis of a better means of gathering information. I definitely agree with Stephens when stating "library blogs can be building blocks for communicating news and information to users". As a future instructor at the community college, innovating advancements with library services will help aide in the development of student success.
Article #2 Editorial: Examining Social Software in Teacher Education
Interesting article by Ferdig. Social networking will always have pros and cons. Out of the four theoretical concepts that ferdig mentions "artifacts" seem to be an added incentive in student's cognitive development. Publication of artifacts allows students to revisit, reflect upon, and revise their artifacts, thus enriching the leaning experience (Bruner, 1996; Olsen, 1996). This is similar to what this graduate program is doing (kin 792A). To be frank, it's working wonders for me!
Article #3 NEOMILLENNIAL USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN STRATEGIES: UTILIZING SOCIAL NETWORKING MEDIA TO SUPPORT "ALWAYS ON" LEARNING STYLES
This article was very information packed. Living in today's world it is imperative that we as educators are up to par in terms of ingesting and are well-informed of the types of technology/devices that students are relaying on. Page 15 (Weblogs as a Communication Tool) Dr. Mark Stock, Superintendent of the Wawasee School District, is a prime example of how Weblogs are an excellent outreach to informing others. Furthermore, this is just one example of how neomillennial learning styles are moving into the educational setting of the "always on" approach.