Results of the “snowball” exercise from Megan Oakleaf’s December 2011 workshop

Thank you Patricia Bellamy for compiling and organizing the results of the “snowball” exercise held during Megan Oakleaf’s December 2011 presentation to U of T librarians.  The snowball exercise contained questions that each of had remaining at the end of the day.  We scrunched up each question into a ball, tossed it into the middle of the room, and then picked up and answered one of the balls (not our own).  This is the result.


JISC Head of Innovation’s 7 predictions of technology-enabled universities

I often look to our UK higher-ed neighbours  like JISC and the Research Information Network (RIN) for deeper insights on information literacy and its future direction in the academy.  So I was particularly interested in these predictions by JISC’s head of innovation, Sarah Porter, on how the jet-fuel of technology will change the nature of the academy.

I was particularly struck by the prediction that “…the added value of face to face educational experiences will start to break down,” and that “organizations will start to think about services, not systems.” Whatever you take from this, there are big changes coming.  Read the entire set of predictions.