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cartoon of stick person sitting under tree with talk bubble: 'sometimes i just can't get outraged over copyright law.'

‘OK…But Can I Use This?’: Navigating Copyright in the College Classroom

[xkcd 14: “Copyright”] We typically think of copyright (to the extent we think of it at all) as a convoluted thicket of commandments that tell us what we can’t do with other people’s stuff. This makes sense. Most of us don’t have much cause to think about copyright except when we want to use someone… Continue Reading ‘OK…But Can I Use This?’: Navigating Copyright in the College Classroom

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festive library owl by water cooler

Revelers at Roost: Bite-Sized Diversions from NMC Library & Friends

Feeling a little glum at the prospect of a spring without Spring Break? Missing the steady stream of hallway anecdotes, bizarro factoids, podcast recommendations, and water cooler banter of the before times? Take heart! Your friendly neighborhood library presents: ***Revelers at Roost, A Staycation for your Mind*** We are seeking guest curators for a peer-to-peer… Continue Reading Revelers at Roost: Bite-Sized Diversions from NMC Library & Friends

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Marshall McLuhan - the medium is the message, displayed on a wall of TVs

Creators Not Consumers: Encouraging Student Agency in Tough Times

As we hit a wall the 9-month mark of the Zoomification of the classroom, I have been reflecting on Marshall McLuhan’s prescient declaration: ‘the medium is the message.’*  Writing in the sixties, McLuhan was concerned primarily with the visual broadcast (one-way) media of film and television. That said, his insights about the profound influence of… Continue Reading Creators Not Consumers: Encouraging Student Agency in Tough Times

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Cartoon: A leading politician today charged that the media, rather than informing people, now merely reports on public ignorance. Do our viewers agree? Let's hear some voices on the street...

“The news is all biased. None of it can be trusted.”

TL;DR (too long; didn’t read) – New research shows that the college classroom is a high-impact context for developing students’ attitudes, habits and literacy when it comes to engaging with news media, and that college faculty are uniquely positioned to influence students’ information-gathering behavior in both academic and personal contexts. If you are interested in… Continue Reading “The news is all biased. None of it can be trusted.”

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