Category Archives: 21st Century Skills

Children Who Visit Museums Have Higher Achievement in Reading, Math, and Science

By Deanne W. Swan, Senior Statistician, IMLS Earlier this month I had the honor of representing IMLS in Philadelphia at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Researchers, policymakers, and practitioners gathered to share cutting-edge research that will … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Afterschool/Out-of-School, Early Learning, Education Support, Lifelong learning/ Intergenerational, Research, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | 1 Comment

NTIA Releases 3 Case Studies Examining Impact of Broadband Grants Program on Connecting Libraries

Cross-posted with permission from the NTIA Blog “Without broadband, they can’t get jobs, and it’s as simple as that.” – Georgetown Job Center Coordinator (Delaware Department of Libraries BTOP PCC Project) In 2010, as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities … Continue reading

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What Good is a Gig?

Ed note: This is a cross post of the ALA Washington Office District Dispatch Blog. Click here to see the original post.  This guest blog post is by Angela Siefer, Senior Research Associate, Center for Digital Inclusion. Through a grant … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Broadband, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | 1 Comment

Digital Badging: An opportunity for libraries and museums

By Susan H. Hildreth Director, IMLS From that scouting badge to a high school diploma to a certificate for continuing education credits, most of us have been collecting physical artifacts that recognize our achievements throughout our lives. As more and … Continue reading

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