The Networked Student

Via Lone Wolf Librarian:

The Networked Student was inspired by CCK08, a Connectivism course offered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes during fall 2008. It depicts an actual project completed by Wendy Drexler’s high school students. The Networked Student concept map was inspired by Alec Couros’ Networked Teacher. I hope that teachers will use it to help their colleagues, parents, and students understand networked learning in the 21st century.

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I’ll be sharing this with my classes and the Dominican faculty. This so speaks to how educators should be moving forward as well as the fact that librarians should offer access to these “emerging synchronous tools” to help guide the way.

I like this model. Maybe this is what LIS768 should become. I’ve already seen these things play out in the classroom: responses from authors, blog comments from big names in Social Media and a sense of empowerment in the students themselves.

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4 thoughts on “The Networked Student”

  1. Considering how the “L” part of LIS education seems to be largely moving online (if not online-only) or away from the LIS school proper (if still brick-and-mortar), as a preference of both the students, and, sometimes, the schools, this method of learning and teaching has great promise for preparing potential librarians for their careers.

  2. I liked this presentation a lot. I also found myself concerned because libraries are not mentioned or even hinted at. Where do we fit in?

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