Brittany Garcia

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Oculus creator Palmer Luckey flies to Alaska to deliver first Rift VR headset to customer

You order the Next Big Tech Gadget and lo and behold, the creator of the gizmo materializes at your office to hand you the device.<p>Sounds like something out of virtual reality, right? Nope. This was real reality (though it did involve the virtual kind).<p>With the official launch of the highly awaited …

British patient to undergo world's first virtual reality cancer operation

A British cancer patient is set to have his operation live streamed using virtual reality technology in a world first.<p>Viewers will be able to watch the ground-breaking surgery next month using a smartphone and virtual reality headset, making them feel as if they are in the operating theatre.<p>Using …

This augmented reality headset is a board game lover's dream come true

Not so long ago, I would have mistook the augmented reality headset CastAR for magic or martian technology. In my demo at last week’s Game Developers Conference, the glasses made a real coffee table look like an animated game of Battleship, in which the ocean floor dipped through the wood and …

Augmented Reality

"The Age of Scale" for 2013 Hyperlinked Library MOOC

Rethink the Staff Workplace | Library by Design, Spring 2015

<b>COLLABORATE & LISTEN</b> Staff, like patrons, need flexible spaces in which<br>to work together, as illustrated by North Carolina State University’s Hunt …

Makerspaces

Open Conversation: Being Human

<i>From Michael – This is a reprint of a column originally published last year in</i> <i>Digitale Biblioteek. It was very nice to finally meet Jan in person at</i> …

Opening up the Museum: Nina Simon @ TEDxSantaCruz

The Age of Participation | Office Hours

IT’S THE MUSEUM DIRECTOR’S conundrum. She has six brief seconds to grab the visitor’s attention as they walk past each exhibit. Once they pass the …

Closing the innovation leadership gap

We cannot get away from the reality that in most of our organizations we have a disconnect going on around innovation.Research shows a lack of …

Interesting Infographics: Marketers Want S’More Technology

There are so many platforms and tools available for marketers right now that it can be hard to pinpoint which solutions your company should be …

Infographics

4 Ways to Improve Your Business PowerPoint Using Film Techniques

Filmmaking probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about your business PowerPoint, but the two have much more in common than …

Why the UK housing market is brutal if you're young, LGBT and homeless

Shrinking council budgets and the curtailing of young people’s eligibility for benefits have hit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people the hardest<p>Young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have long been over-represented among the homeless, with research from the Albert …

Housing

Exercise may help young people with severe mental health disorders

For young adults who have experienced severe mental health disorders, exercise may help reduce the severity of their symptoms, a new, small study suggests.<p>In the study, researchers looked at 38 adults, ages 18 to 35, who had experienced an episode of psychosis — a serious mental disorder in which a …

TED-ED clubs give students a platform for sharing ideas

Making most of your local library

Building engagement with communities, ratepayers and local businesses begins with understanding one of councils’ biggest assets – public libraries.</b> …

Libraries

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A look inside the Human Library, where you check out people instead of books

With all the violence and conflict in the world, it's refreshing to know that people from all different demographics are able to sit down together around the world to have an open conversation.<p>That's what Ronni Abergel, 42, has achieved since launching the Human Library in Copenhagen in 2000. Just …

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Barbershops place books in boys' hands

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Stepping into Levels Barbershop in Harlem, New York, visitors hear the sounds of buzzing clippers filling the room, a basketball game on TV blending into the background and a conversation about politics engaging all the adults in the barbershop.<p>It could be a scene from the popular …

Books

How Libraries Are Becoming Modern Makerspaces

They’ve long served as communal gathering spots, but these civic institutions are becoming gateways to technological tinkering.<p>If you could ask Ben Franklin what public institution he would like to visit in America today, I bet he would say the public library. And if you asked him which part of the …

The future of learning: Technology coupled with human interaction

Technology enabled learning ecosystems allow the trainers to do a scientific and objective learning need analysis<p>Technology and learning have many …

Playful learning: play while programming

Learning only from a book or course is also an incomplete way to learn a skill. If you want to create a complex piece of software later on, there are …

Debugging

Learning By Making

Learning new techs while creating high quality web apps (a collaborative experiment)<p>Sometimes people get bored and bored people start things, …

Project Management

Lifelong Learning and Technology

Most Americans feel they are lifelong learners, whether that means gathering knowledge for “do it yourself” projects, reading up on a personal …

Learning

You Might Be Confusing Trust With Transparency

“Trust is situational,” one CEO explains. “Just because I trust you in one circumstance doesn’t mean I’ll trust you in another.”<p>We all want to be trusted. It sounds so simple—and transparency seems like such an obvious way to gain and express it. But the relationship between the two many not be so …

Now is the Time to Stop Neglecting User Experience

While planning out the long list of objectives and goals for this year, improving your website is sure to make an appearance. Alongside your website …

Engage Users Along Their Journey

There’s a new book out, and the story behind it is all about storytelling. Take a look at this short excerpt from Donna Lichaw:Whether you plan for …

Classroom of the Future Challenge 2016

<b>Contest Submission Details</b><p>Submissions will be accepted until <b>midnight EST on</b> <b>Friday, March 11, 2016</b>.<p>The 8th annual contest challenges Canadian teachers …

3 Ways Teachers Are Using Legos to Build 21st Century Learners

February 15, 2016<p>What can you do with six eight-stud Lego bricks? Probably more than you think. For starters, you can create over 915 million …

Teaching