Monthly Archives: November 2014

Iceland, libraries, and reducing our gender gap

The World Gender Gap index for 2013  recently named Iceland as the country with the most narrow gap. Ireland does not fall too far behind, ranking 6th in the world, 12 places ahead of our neighbours in the UK. The

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Wowed at the People’s Stage, Web Summit

Those of you regularly read my blog will know that I am not particularly confident with public speaking, but that I try to overcome my fears and do it anyway. They say it gets easier with time and practice. If

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Notes from “Camara: Education is broken; it’s technology to blame” at Web Summit

Very brief notes from talk by John Fitzsimons of Camara Education. Knowledge based education is no longer fit for purpose. We can get the answers in seconds thanks to technology – shouldn’t learn by heart anymore Frustration of students –

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