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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bringing information sharing to the classroom

New web tools help educators use Sparky video awards in fall courses, an announcement from SPARC, August 11, 2008.  Excerpt:

The organizers of the Sparky Awards video contest have released several new resources to help college instructors and librarians engage students in an exploration of information sharing and copyright by encouraging their participation in the 2008 contest. The competition, which recognizes the best new short videos on the value of sharing, is well suited for use as a class assignment. 

The 2008 Sparky Awards contest theme is “MindMashup: The Value of Information Sharing.” Contestants are invited to submit videos of two minutes or less that imaginatively portray the benefits of the open, legal exchange of information on the Internet. Mashup is an expression referring to a song, video, Web site, or software application that combines content from more than one source....