New course in Information Architecture provides students with experience creating deliverables for stages in IA product lifecycle
This post will briefly explore a recent study that investigates the benefits of a community blogging platform for students in an online LIS program. Using a web survey and descriptive content analysis methods, the study empirically addresses how student blogging communities can be effectively foster connections amongst instructors and students, and enhance perceptions of learning performance.
In light of the recent conversation regarding evaluating information and fake news, teacher librarians should be considered an asset to schools.
Threshold Concepts Conference showcases inspiring research papers on the theme of "Thresholds on the Edge."
The proposed Globalization and Information interdisciplinary course will examine issues of globalization within the context of an information society.
Information professionals must plan strategically for the changing technological landscape.
Just as the availability of new ways of learning are possible, so have libraries begun to use networked capabilities to change their approach to satisfying the learning needs of the people in their communities.
Threshold Concepts Conference at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia will include paper on redesigning course on advanced searching.
As we explore new literacies, it is interesting to look back and see what changes and milestones have led us to the current landscape.
The Hyperlinked Library model is a response to the socio-technological changes outlined above. One major facet of this model is an emphasis on the library as a facilitator of discovery, exploration, and play as a way to learn about the world. These learning events and experiences can be both in the physical space and the virtual. Jenkins (2006) defined “play” as “the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving” (p.4), and argued that play is one of the most valued skills for the changing landscape of education. “Today’s networked technology,” according to Thomas and Brown (2009, p.2), “is more than just a conduit to communicate information; it is a platform to share and network imaginations. Technology, like never before has become a tool to build worlds.”