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SU Libraries offers reserved study space through social media contest

“One Syracuse University student will have exclusive access to his or her favorite study space during midterms through an SU Libraries contest. SU Libraries is offering students the opportunity to compete to win a reserved table to study at during midterms through a social media contest. The contest requires students to take a picture of their favorite study space at the library and post it to social media sites, such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, using the #mySULspace hashtag.” (via The Daily Orange)

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Information Space Blog Celebrates Major Milestones

“The School of Information Studies’ (iSchool) community blog, Information Space, surpassed one million page views in 2013, and reached its highest page views in a single day at 6,218 views recently. “I’m very proud of the work that our team has done to get to this point.  This is really a team effort and everyone involved should be proud of his or her contributions,” said Kelly Lux, director of social media and adjunct professor at the iSchool.” (via The School of Information Studies – Syracuse University)

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Brown to Present MOOC Successes at Blackboard Leadership Conference

“The planning, design, and implementation processes behind two Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) offered by the School of Information Studies (iSchool)—and their successful outcomes—will be the subject of a presentation at an educational leadership conference in London this week. Peggy Brown, director of learning systems and an adjunct instructor at the iSchool, will provide fellow professionals a look at the before and after efforts that went into the implementation of two MOOCs, “An Introduction to Data Science with R,” and “New Librarianship: The Master Class,” both offered by the School this year. Her presentation to a group of online education professionals and educators at the autumn gathering of the Blackboard Education Leadership Forum will focus on the elements that produced successful outcomes. Brown expects to illustrate the planning, promotion, enrollment, engagement, implementation, and follow-up processes that produced the higher-than-normal participation and completion rates the School experienced.” (via The School of Information Studies – Syracuse University)

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Google Glass at the iSchool

“Anthony Rotolo, Assistant Professor of Practice at the School of Information Studies (iSchool), is known for integrating new technologies into the classroom. This fall Rotolo plans to use Google’s new wearable display technology, Google Glass, in one of his classes to see what this unique product has to offer in an educational setting. Rotolo plans to use Glass to display Tweets that he encourages students to share during his lectures.  “Twitter is often hard to filter, so I am working with engineers in the NEXIS lab to create software to filter what comes across my Glass display,” explained Rotolo.” (via Syracuse University)

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iSchool Inks Cybersecurity Education Agreement with UVA

“The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University, and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia (UVA) have signed an agreement to offer transfer credit for graduates of  UVA’s Certificate in Cybersecurity Management program into the iSchool’s Master of Science in Information Management program. The agreement, signed earlier this week in Virginia, “will leverage the faculty resources of two highly respected education institutions to prepare professionals to address today’s complex cybersecurity issues,” explained Susan Corieri, Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Special Academic Program Initiatives at the iSchool.” (via Syracuse University)

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The iSchool’s First MOOC: Lessons Learned

“I recently worked with a team that offered a four-week massive open online course (MOOC) here at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University: “An Introduction to Data Science with R.” I’m an iSchool doctoral student and eScience Fellow, and felt fortunate to have an opportunity to get my feet wet teaching data science research methods and improve my presentation and video production skills in this new educational medium.” (via Information Space)

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