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Coding in Primary Grades

I believe that computer coding should be started in primary school. There are a number of programming languages that have been developed specifically for young people. Here are a couple of languages Microsoft Small Basic and Scratch resources. The Microsoft site is amazing in the amount of teacher resource material it contains. Scratch, which was developed at MIT, is also amazing. Millions of projects, created by kids all over the world, enrich the learning community hosted there.

Title: Learn to Program with Small Basic: An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math

Authors: Majed Marjji, Ed Price
English | ISBN: 1593277024 | 2016 | 304 pages


Small Basic is a free, beginner-friendly programming language created by Microsoft to inspire kids to learn to program. Based on BASIC, which introduced programming to millions of first-time PC owners in the 1970s and 1980s, Small Basic is a modern language that makes coding simple and fun.

Learn to Program with Small Basic brings code to life and introduces you to the empowering world of programming. You’ll master the basics with simple activities like displaying messages and drawing colorful pictures, and work your way up to programming playable games! You’ll learn how to:

Store and manipulate data with variables
Process user input to make interactive programs
Use if/else statements to make decisions
Create loops to automate repetitive code
Break up long programs into bite-sized subroutines
Inside, you’ll find hands-on projects that will challenge and inspire you. You’ll command a turtle to draw shapes, program magical moving text, solve all kinds of math problems, help a knight slay a fearsome dragon, and more! Each chapter ends with extra practice examples so you can take your programming skills to the next level!

Title:  Super Scratch Programming Adventure!: Learn to Program By Making Cool Games

Authors: The LEAD Project
Publisher: No Starch Press | 2012 | ISBN: 1593274092 | 160 pages

Super Scratch Programming Adventure!: Learn to Program By Making Cool Games (Repost)
Scratch is the wildly popular educational programming language used by millions of first-time learners in classrooms, libraries, and homes worldwide. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, kids quickly learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations.
In Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, kids learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own playable video games. They will create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed (and played!) in an afternoon. The books patient, step-by-step explanations of the code and fun programming challenges will have kids creating their own games in no time.
This full-color comic book makes programming concepts like flow control, subroutines, and data types effortless to absorb. Packed with ideas for games that kids will be proud to show off, Super Scratch Programming Adventure! is the perfect first step for the budding programmer.

Here is a self directed video training title for teaching kids programming by building cellphone apps.

Title: APP programming for kids

MP4 | Video: AVC 1280×720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 2.5 Hours | 217 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Source: Udemy Training 

In this course you will learn the basics of programming and you will create your very own Flappy Bird type game.

Join us in this amazing course were you will learn hot to start programming new and exciting games for mobile platforms. You do not need to have ANY previous experience as this course if for the new programmer.

At the end of this course, you will have a clear understanding on how basic statement like FOR, IF, WHILE, etc work and you will create your very own Flappy Bird type of game!!!

This course has been design for those who might want to venture into APP programming but might be afraid of not knowing or how to do things. The approach taken by this course will allow the student to get immersed into hole new world of possibilities. Remember, I am here to help you succeed, so if you have questions, please ask, I love to answer!!

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Book Review – MOOCs

Title: Posthumanism and the Massive Open Online Course: Contaminating the Subject of Global Education

Author: Jeremy Knox

English | Feb 4, 2016 | ISBN: 1138940828, 1138940836 | 238 Pages

Posthumanism and the Massive Open Online Course critiques the problematic reliance on humanism that pervades online education and the MOOC, and explores theoretical frameworks that look beyond these limitations. While MOOCs (massive open online courses) have attracted significant academic and media attention, critical analyses of their development have been rare. Following an overview of MOOCs and their corporate means of promotion, this book unravels the tendencies in research and theory that continue to adopt normative views of user access, participation, and educational space in order to offer alternatives to the dominant understandings of community and authenticity in education.

Check out the Infographic page for one on MOOCs

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Periodical -Intelligent Instuctor

Intelligent Instructor — March 2016

English | 68 Pages

Intelligent Instructor is a new, completely independent, monthly magazine for the whole driver training industry, edited by renowned industry commentator and journalist, Paul Caddick.

Packed within the 68 pages you’ll find industry news and discussion, in-depth features, training tips and techniques, business and marketing ideas, new technology, motoring news and car reviews, regulation and legislation, CPD information, as well as the latest products and services for your career.

Homepage: intelligentinstructor.co.uk

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Layered Literacies in the classroom

Title: Integrating Virtual and Traditional Learning in 6-12 Classrooms

Author: Sandra Shamroth Abrams

integ_cov.jpgEnglish | 2014 | ISBN: 0415656583, 0415656591 | pages: 160
Integrating Virtual and Traditional Learning in 6-12 Classrooms introduces a model of “layered literacies” as a framework for describing and illustrating how students’ digital experiences can inform educational methods. Through the lens of layered literacies, educators can envision opportunities to draw upon adolescents’ out-of-school interests and activities to meaningfully integrate digital practices within academic contexts. Such an approach facilitates innovative teaching, inspired learning, and successful pedagogy, and it thoughtfully highlights the role of technology within mandated standards-based instruction in public schools. Combining foundational and contemporary theories, supported by data from multiple studies of adolescent learning, and honoring teachers’ and students’ experiences and resources, this text helps educators reconceptualize the ways students learn through and with digital texts and negotiate the connection between online and offline spaces. A companion website extends the discussion onto the screen, engaging readers in an intertextual approach to learning that complements the concept of layering literacies across disciplines. With a foreword by Jennifer Rowsell and an afterword by Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, it will be of interest to experienced educators and administrators, as well as postgraduate, graduate, and undergraduate students of education.

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Cultural Literacy

Cultural literacy is a term coined by E. D. Hirsch , referring to the ability to understand and participate fluently in a given culture. Cultural literacy is an analogy to literacy proper (the ability to read and write letters). A literate reader knows the object-language’s alphabet, grammar, and a sufficient set of vocabulary; a culturally literate person knows a given culture’s sicultural literacy_covgns and symbols, including its language, particular dialectic, stories,[1] entertainment, idioms, idiosyncrasies, and so on.

The culturally literate person is able to talk to and understand others of that culture with fluency, while the culturally illiterate person fails to understand culturally-conditioned allusions, references to past events, idiomatic expressions, jokes, names, places, etc.

 

Hirsch came out with a series of subsequent books for Kindergarten up to Grade 6, in 1994, on what kids should know in particular grades. This series was revised and update in 2007 and then in 2014. Here are two examples from the recent updated series.

What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade EducationTitle: What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good First-Grade Education

Author: E.D. Hirsch Jr.
ISBN: 0553392387 | 2014 | 512 pages


Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated
What Your First Grader Needs to Know

What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders. Featuring a new Introduction, filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education. Inside you’ll discover

• Favorite poems—old and new, such as “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod,” and “Thirty Days Hath September”
• Beloved stories—from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop’s fables, “Hansel and Gretel,” “All Stories Are Anansi’s,” “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” and more
• Familiar sayings and phrases—such as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and “Practice makes perfect”
• World and American history and geography—take a trip down the Nile with King Tut and learn about the early days of our country, including the story of Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and the American Revolution
• Visual arts—fun activities plus full-color reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others
• Music—engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children’s songs
• Math—a variety of activities to help your child learn to count, add and subtract, solve problems, recognize geometrical shapes and patterns, and learn about telling time
• Science—interesting discussions of living things and their habitats, the human body, the states of matter, electricity, our solar system, and what’s inside the earth, plus stories of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Louis Pasteur

Title: What Your Second Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education

Author: E.D. Hirsch Jr.
ISBN: 0553392409 | 2014 | 528 pages


whatyour2nd_covGive your child a smart start with the revised and updated
What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

What will your child be expected to learn in the second grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American second graders. Designed for parents and teachers to enjoy with children, featuring a new Introduction, this second-grade volume of the Core Knowledge Series presents the knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging second-grade education, including

• Favorite poems—old and new, from “Caterpillars” to Gwendolyn Brooks’s prizewinning “Rudolph Is Tired of the City”
• Literature—from around the world, with African folktales, American tall tales, European fairy tales, and classic myths from ancient Greece
• Learning about language—the basic building blocks of written English, all explained with a touch of humor and common sense
• World and American history and geography—visit Japan, explore ancient Greece, travel the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman
• Visual arts—with activities and full-color illustrations of masterworks by El Greco, Van Gogh, Matisse, and others
• Music—basic theory, great composers, instruments, and fun-to-sing songs such as “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” and “Do-Re-Mi”
• Math—challenging lessons ranging from telling time to doing fractions, numbers to 100, and a first look at geometry
• Science—the cycle of life and the seasons, levers and magnets, the wonder of the human body, and more, with lots of hands-on activities and stories about famous scientists

The question that interests me is what is the technology portion of Cultural literacy and how has it changed in the year 3 decades since Hirsch coined the phrase.

There is a fabulous article in the online NewYork Times. by May 24, 2014) called “Faking Cultural Literacy” . It talks about changes in our behaviours around “knowing things”, based on access to an increasingly Google-available global literacy. What i am more interested in is the actual digital cultural literacy that is required of us by the society we live in. Even more than this, I want to know how we are teaching this literacy in our schools and at home.

Eric Liu (Jul 3, 2015) wrote an article called “What Every American Should Know: Defining common cultural literacy for an increasingly diverse nation” in The Atlantic. He reopens the discussion about what Hirsch has said and restates the compelling need to know and teach Cultural Literacy.

 

ICT · Robotics · Teaching

Lego in the Classroom

robot1Mathematics and LEGO robotics

The Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has published a substantial collection of lessons and units aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards in Mathematics (CCLSM) that make use of the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 and NXT.

The modules (lessons and units) that form the collection have been designed and taught by accomplished teachers, mentored by CIPCE staff. They are primarily aimed at students in grades 3 to 8, but may be adapted to other grade levels.

The modules include objectives for student learning, including state standards, student assessment and learning activities. Many also incude EV3 coding, builds, student handouts, assessment rubrics and estimated time frames.

This collaboration was made possible by a U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant.

Three example modules are outlined below, and to view the full collection, visit: http://www.cipce.rpi.edu/educationalresourcesmod.html

4th grade Measurement & Data – Meter Measurement Module

robot2Summary: Students will be able to visualize the distance of a meter. Students will see the LEGO robot travel one meter. Then, students will change the wheel size and predict the distance the robot will travel. Discussions will follow about the predicted distance, how the students arrived at their distance, and how the students described the predicted distance. For example, 1 and ½ meters, or 150 cm – or ¾ of a meter, or 75cm. Students will write statements about additional predictions and measurements. Module includes code. Time frame: 1 class

7th grade The Number System – Integers Module

robot4Summary: Students will learn how to add and subtract integers using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robots and then extend their understanding to real-life applications. First, students will follow step-by-step instructions in a PowerPoint presentation to construct the robot. Then, students will use the robot to perform a number of operations by inputting the expression into the robot using touch sensors. Students will use the data of the robot’s motion to find patterns and make conjectures about addition and subtraction of integers. Students will generate the appropriate expression given particular robot movement. Students will make predictions about robot movement and the sum/difference given more complex problems. Finally, students will extend their understanding to solve real-life problems using addition and subtraction of integers. In addition to solving problems given to them, students will need to write a real-world story that includes a problem that they will solve by adding or subtracting integers. Module includes student packet, assessment rubrics, robot build, powerpoints and EV3 LME code. Time frame: one week

8th grade Functions – Fixing the Finish Module

robot5Summary: Using Lego Robots in the classroom, students will explore functions. Students will be presented with a challenge that will allow them to define the starting points of each robot to allow for them to finish at approximately the same time if they are traveling at various speeds. Students will define, evaluate and compare functions as well as use those functions to model relationships between quantities to complete the challenge. Module includes student activity sheets, robot build, and EV3 LME code. Time frame: 3-4 (75 min) blocks

Source: Rob Torok
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Book Reviews – Mobile Learning

Title: Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators, and Learners

Authors: Scott McQuiggan and Jamie McQuigganmoblear_cov
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1118894308 | 400 pages

Explore the game-changing technology that allows mobile learning to effectively reach K-12 students

Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators and Learners provides research-based foundations for developing, evaluating, and integrating effective mobile learning pedagogy. Twenty-first century students require twenty-first century technology, and mobile devices provide new and effective ways to educate children.

But with new technologies come new challenges therefore, this handbook presents a comprehensive look at mobile learning by synthesizing relevant theories and drawing practical conclusions for developers, educators, and students.

Mobile devices in ways that the laptop, the personal computer, and netbook computers have not present the opportunity to make learning more engaging, interactive, and available in both traditional classroom settings and informal learning environments. From theory to practice, Mobile Learning explores how mobile devices are different than their technological predecessors, makes the case for developers, teachers, and parents to invest in the technology, and illustrates the many ways in which it is innovative, exciting, and effective in educating K-12 students.

  • Explores how mobile devices can support the needs of students
  • Provides examples, screenshots, graphics, and visualizations to enhance the material presented in the book
  • Provides developers with the background necessary to create the apps their audience requires
  • Presents the case for mobile learning in and out of classrooms as early as preschool
  • Discusses how mobile learning enables better educational opportunities for the visually impaired, students with Autism, and adult learners.

If you’re a school administrator, teacher, app developer, or parent, this topical book provides a theoretical, well-researched discussion of the pedagogical theory and mobile learning, as well as practical advice in setting up a mobile learning strategy.

Title: Mastering Mobile Learning

Author: Chad Udell
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1118884914 | 360 pages

mastermob_covDiscover the strategies, tools, and technologies necessary for developing successful mobile learning programs

In the modern, rapidly-expanding mobile learning environment, only clear guidelines and state-of-the-art technologies will stand up to the challenges that lie ahead. With a smart focus that combines a proven process with all-important strategies and practical applications, Mastering Mobile Learning stands as the most modern, comprehensive resource on the subject. It also features unique technical content previously unavailable among the literature of the mobile learning field. This book will help you turn concept into reality.
This book will show you best practices for obtaining and providing educational, training, and professional development content on devices like smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Trainers, educators, designers, instructional technologists, workplace learning professionals, and HR professionals will learn how mobile learning differs from other forms of e-learning, and will be introduced to the challenges and—more importantly—the advantages of mobile learning strategies and technologies for 21st century business environments. The book provides:

  • An overview of mobile learning, including evolving definitions and reasons for executives to embrace this approach
  • A discussion of the business drivers of mobile learning, advice for creating a mobile learning content strategy, and easy ways to inexpensively launch mobile learning
  • Valuable tips on how to use unique affordances of mobile devices to better serve your learners while they are on the go
  • Information on the ROI of mobile learning, using mobile devices as research tools, and why training in mobile development is critical
  • An overview of the technical aspects of the design and development of mobile learning

Written by experts in this burgeoning field, Mastering Mobile Learning provides a roadmap for creating the most effective learning content, strategies, and applications possible.

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Book Reviews – Online Teaching

Title: Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices

Author: Thomas J. Tobin 
2015 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 1118910362

evalonlineteach_cov.pngCreate a more effective system for evaluating online faculty Evaluating Online Teaching is the first comprehensive book to outline strategies for effectively measuring the quality of online teaching, providing the tools and guidance that faculty members and administrators need. The authors address challenges that colleges and universities face in creating effective online teacher evaluations, including organizational structure, institutional governance, faculty and administrator attitudes, and possible budget constraints. Through the integration of case studies and theory, the text provides practical solutions geared to address challenges and foster effective, efficient evaluations of online teaching. Readers gain access to rubrics, forms, and worksheets that they can customize to fit the needs of their unique institutions. Evaluation methods designed for face–to–face classrooms, from student surveys to administrative observations, are often applied to the online teaching environment, leaving reviewers and instructors with an ill–fitted and incomplete analysis. Evaluating Online Teaching shows how strategies for evaluating online teaching differ from those used in traditional classrooms and vary as a function of the nature, purpose, and focus of the evaluation. This book guides faculty members and administrators in crafting an evaluation process specifically suited to online teaching and learning, for more accurate feedback and better results. The book concludes with an examination of strategies for fostering change across campus, as well as structures for creating a climate of assessment that includes online teaching as a component. Evaluating Online Teaching helps institutions rethink the evaluation process for online teaching, with the end goal of improving teaching and learning, student success, and institutional results.

 Title: Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to “Be There” for Distance Learners

Authors: Rosemary M. Lehman and Simone C. O. Conceiçãoonlinetechlehman_cov
English | 2010 | ISBN-10: 0470564903 |  160 pages

How can faculty create a strong e presence for their online classes? This volume highlights the need for creating a presence in the online environment. The authors explore the emotional, psychological, and social aspects from both the instructor and student perspective.

It provides an instructional design framework and shows how a strong presence contributes to effective teaching and learning. Filled with illustrative examples and based on research and experience, the book contains methods, case scenarios, and activities for creating, maintaining, and evaluating presence throughout the cycle of an online course.

 

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Book Reviews – 21st-Century Assessment

Title: Next Generation Assessment: Moving Beyond the Bubble Test to Support 21st Century Learning

Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1118456173 | 144 pages

nextgenass_covNext Generation Assessment examines performance assessment as an alternative to the current high-stakes standardized testing system. This important resource provides a thorough analysis of the prospects and challenges of sustaining performance assessments on a large scale.

Linda Darling-Hammond, with a team of leading scholars, describes the history and current uses of performance assessments in the United States and abroad and summarizes the latest findings in the field.

The experts determine that large-scale testing in the United States may be dramatically improved by the thoughtful incorporation of well-constructed performance assessments that can represent higher-order, cognitively demanding standards. This summary volume to Beyond the Bubble Test is designed for the busy practitioner—and all who are interested in how schools can successfully supplement traditional tests with something that works better. Next Generation Assessment offers an accurate evaluation of the benefits and possibilities for adopting better performance assessments nationally.

PRAISE FOR NEXT GENERATION ASSESSMENT

Pointing to current policies and practice, this book is an excellent guide directing educators on how to transition to an assessment system that genuinely shapes, informs, and improves learning for all students and teachers.
—Governor Bob Wise, president, Alliance for Excellent Education; author of Raising the Grade

This book helps us to think strategically about accountability and assessment in our public schools and to understand how performance-based approaches—instead of rote memorization—can allow schools to support both deeper learning and higher standards.

Title: Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills

Author: Patrick Griffin, Barry McGaw and Esther Careassteach_cov
Springer | 2011 | ISBN: 9400723237 | 360 pages

Rapid—and seemingly accelerating—changes in the economies of developed nations are having a proportional effect on the skill sets required of workers in many new jobs. Work environments are often technology-heavy, while problems are frequently ill-defined and tackled by multidisciplinary teams. This book contains insights based on research conducted as part of a major international project supported by Cisco, Intel and Microsoft. It faces these new working environments head-on, delineating new ways of thinking about ‘21st-century’ skills and including operational definitions of those skills. The authors focus too on fresh approaches to educational assessment, and present methodological and technological solutions to the barriers that hinder ICT-based assessments of these skills, whether in large-scale surveys or classrooms. Equally committed to defining its terms and providing practical solutions, and including international perspectives and comparative evaluations of assessment methodology and policy, this volume tackles an issue at the top of most educationalists’ agendas.

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Book Reviews – Research Resources

Title: Inclusion Strategies That Work!: Research-Based Methods for the Classroom

Author: Toby J. Karten
English | Jan 6, 2015 | ISBN: 1483319903 | 448 Pages

Inclusion Strategies That Work!: Research-Based Methods for the Classroom
The go-to book for including ALL learners in educational success! Teaching students with diverse needs require educators to employ empathy, responsiveness, and patience. This book has long been the indispensible resource for K-12 teachers as they confidently form lesson plans and strategies for inclusion.

In this new edition, Toby J. Karten’s data-driven methods are updated with the latest research and policy developments. The book’s content includes:

Updated information on ADA, IDEA, writing IEPs, transitional services, classifications, RTI, metacognitive strategies, and links to the Common Core
Tips for working with families and making them an integral part of the inclusive team
An overview of special education legislative terminology
Interactive online forms for planning, documentation, and collaboration

Title: Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog (5th ed) 

Author: William Badke
2014 | 268 Pages | ISBN: 1491722339

Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog (5th edition)

Online resources have given us access to more knowledge than ever before. We’re buried in data, and defining what is and what is not genuine information becomes more of a challenge all the time. In this fifth edition of Research Strategies, author William Badke helps you make sense of all of the available information, shows you how to navigate and discern it, and details how to use it to your advantage to become a better researcher. Badke focuses on informational research and provides a host of tips and advice not only for conducting research, but also for everything from finding a topic to writing an outline to documenting resources and polishing the final draft. Study guides, practice exercises, and assignments at the end of each chapter help reinforce each lesson. An experienced research instructor who has led thousands of students to become better researchers, Badke uses humor to help you gain a better understanding of today’s complex, technological world. Research Strategies provides the skills and strategies to efficiently and effectively complete a research project from topic to finished product. It shows how research can be exciting and even fun.

Title: Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals

Author: Joyce M. Ray
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1557536643 | 300 pages

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It has become increasingly accepted that important digital data must be retained and shared in order to preserve and promote knowledge, advance research in and across all disciplines of scholarly endeavor, and maximize the return on investment of public funds. To meet this challenge, colleges and universities are adding data services to existing infrastructures by drawing on the expertise of information professionals who are already involved in the acquisition, management and preservation of data in their daily jobs. Data services include planning and implementing good data management practices, thereby increasing researchers’ ability to compete for grant funding and ensuring that data collections with continuing value are preserved for reuse. This volume provides a framework to guide information professionals in academic libraries, presses, and data centers through the process of managing research data from the planning stages through the life of a grant project and beyond. It illustrates principles of good practice with use-case examples and illuminates promising data service models through case studies of innovative, successful projects and collaborations.

Charleston Insights in Library, Information, and Archival Sciences is a new series produced as a collaboration between the organizers of the Charleston Library Conference and Purdue University Press. Volumes in the series focus on important topics in library and information science, presenting the issues in a relatively jargon-free way that is accessible to all types of information professionals.

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