There’s an interesting article on MOOCS by James G. Mazoue entitled The MOOC Model: Challenging Traditional Education where he discusses MOOCs.

Here are the keypoints he identifies:

  • A turning point will occur in the higher education model when a MOOC-based program of study leads to a degree from an accredited institution — a trend that has already begun to develop.
  • Addressing the quality of the learning experience that MOOCs provide is therefore of paramount importance to their credibility and acceptance.
  • MOOCs represent a postindustrial model of teaching and learning that has the potential to undermine and replace the business model of institutions that depend on recruiting and retaining students for location-bound, proprietary forms of campus-based learning.



I love this idea for library name tags that I found on Tame The Web

I love how it goes against the stereotypical idea of librarians as being boring, old-fashioned, fuddy-duddy people!

I think mine would read:

Sophie van der Walt


– camper

– amateur cook

– wild life enthusiast

– lover of pina coladas

With only 28 days to go soccer fever is getting worse here in SA and this ad from EA Sports caught my eye – it’s very busy, busy I love the colours and the vibrancy of it!

Advertising Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, Netherlands
Creative Directors: Alvaro Sotomayor, Carlo Cavallone
Art Director: Alvaro Sotomayor
Copywriter: Carlo Cavailone
Photographer: Monte Isom
Art Buyer: Caroline Svensson
Account Manager: Frederic Point
Account Director: Jesse Gordon
Producer: Alanda Spence
Styling: Jennifer Koenig
Makeup: Jane Choi, Elizabeth Yoon for Vivian Artists
Hair: Tomo Nakajima for Vivian Artists
Published: April 2010

Happy Easter to all!

I’m going to leave for the Easter weekend – simply have to finish my master’s thesis this weekend and then I’m on a well-deserved weeklong break.

See you all in two weeks time!

This is not only a gorgeous graphic, but lets you listen to the sounds of the solar system!

(click on the link below to go to the website and listen)

Thanks to Information is Beautiful for posting this.

This image from I love Charts makes me chuckle every time I see it 🙂

If you’re not sure who Edward Tufte is this link will tell you more.

Thanks to The Centered Librarian for reminding me about it

Next time someone asks me about Web 2.0 and it’s uses in the library I’ll be directing them to the image below (uploaded by Henley: Collective Intelligence v stupidity and I saw it on Stephen’s Lighthouse).

Because honestly, this really is how libraries sometimes plan and manage their web projects …

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