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Weekly Ed-Tech / Digital Scholarship Trends: March 13, 2013

Digital Public Library of America

Besides transitioning to the Twitter account @dpla, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced it will provide copies of 1.2 million digital objects to the DPLA. If you’re interested in learning more about the non-profit, there’s a brief Q&A with the new DPLA Executive Director, Dan Cohen. The launch will take place April 18-19, 2013 at the Boston Public Library.

California Bill Demands Credit for Online Courses (MOOCs)

As reported in the New York Times and Inside Higher Ed, a new bill to be filed by California Senate President Darrell Steinberg “aims to create a ‘statewide system of faculty-approved, online college courses.'” [1]

Makerspaces in Libraries

An article, “Makerspaces: Surveying the Scene in Illinois,”  by Christina Stoll lays out the latest in the Land of Lincoln.

Skype vs Google Hangout

Looking to compete with the ability to video chat with multiple partners on Google Hangouts, Skype announced free group video calling for teachers.

Google Course Builder

Speaking of Google, Course Builder 1.3 is ready for download.

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