Library-led affordable learning initiatives at institutions of higher education are gaining traction in Ohio and help the efforts of students and faculty alike. OhioLINK recently joined the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives.
A hurdle we have experienced at eStudent Services (eSS) has been how we can engage students to make them aware of our programs in eight seconds. With just over a half million students enrolled in higher education in Ohio, keeping that student population engaged and informed has been an impossible task, but with some help can be achieved.
Education has been my vocation and passion for most of my life. So as a baby boomer, I can tell you that many of us are not just resting as we get to retirement age. Some of us are still actively engaged in our jobs, some in volunteer work, while still others are busy mentoring the next generation. The point? Lifelong learning is real and doable.
Something as simple as a postcard from one conference can be a networking investment toward your next conference. Here's how one eStudent Services team member was able to network like a champ at a recent conference by using a postcard from a previous one for some critical research into such things as who the keynote speakers were and who other attendees of the upcoming conference could be.
Most of us have heard of the book “7 habits of Highly Effective People” and the lessons it teaches – that the most successful people are proactive, thoughtful, organized, optimistic, etc. A recent study concerning student success shows additional examples of what makes someone highly effective – or, more specifically, highly effective in the online classroom. A recent study concerning student success shows examples of what makes someone highly effective in the online classroom.
Every year, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) holds the World Library Information Congress and in 2016 the city of Columbus is opening its doors to library professionals from around the globe. In order to show our travelling colleagues the best time Columbus can offer, OhioLINK staff members recommended their favorite places around Columbus.