Note from Michael: I am very excited about this project! We’ll be offering a professional development opportunity for FREE to a global audience AND I’ll be co-teaching with Kyle Jones! Thanks to SJSU SLIS for the incredible support and encouragement for this endeavor! http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/about-slis/news/detail/free-online-course-extends-learning-individuals-across-globe In an effort to share insight regarding some of the latest […]
Support café – 23 mobile things on iPad mini, a photo by janholmquist on Flickr. Very happy to be working with Jan Holmquist on this project!
You invited the participants at IFLA Helsinki to shear their experiences about 23 things. I would very much like to shear with you the experiences from Norway. I am working as a library adviser in a county library south of Oslo in Norway and have done a lot of work with 23 things. Your research conclusions is very similar […]
Here are the links for my presentation on Tuesday. Please say hello if you attend! Paper: “23 Things” as transformative learning: promoting confidence, curiosity and communication via library staff professional development Slides: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/StephensIFLALearning2.0.pdf
Please take some time to view this incredible presentation: Understanding the Learner Experience: Threshold Concepts and Curriculum Mapping, Char Booth and Brian Mathews In order to improve library instruction, we need to develop a richer understanding of the holistic learning and teaching experience of our institutions. Threshold concepts are core ideas in a particular area […]
In Library Journal this past month, I explored the concept of “learning everywhere.” Here’s a snip: This semester, I’m teaching a new class based on Mezirow’s concepts of transformative learning, the work of Char Booth in the arena of user instruction, and the Learning 2.0 model…. We’re working with consultant Polly-Alida Farrington, who teamed up three […]
I wanted to share with you a little bit about what I will be doing Monday & Tuesday of this week. You may remember the news about the grant I received: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/people/happenings/2011/happenings2011dec16.htm I was awarded the grant by SJSU to begin studying the impact of Learning 2.0 in US libraries. We’re starting with a pilot […]
Stephens, M. & Cheetham, W. (2012). “Benefits and results of Learning 2.0: a case study of CityLibrariesLearning – discover*play*connect.” Australian Library Journal, 61(1), 6-15. A snippet: Both the pre- and post-programme survey utilised the question ‘Which of the following topics/tools are familiar to you?’ Staff selected from a scale ranging from ‘have only heard the name’ […]
I am very happy to have a new article co-written with Warren Cheetham in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, an online peer-reviewed journal. Download the PDF here: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/11728/13253 Abstract Objective – With adoption of the program world-wide, the Learning 2.0 model has been lauded by library professionals as a mechanism to educate library staff and […]
I’m using word clouds to frame my slide presentations for classes. This one is based on two articles I wrote about Learning 2.0 for my Transformative Learning & New Literacies class. Click for the large version.