Via Gordon’s Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Blog comes this interview with Dr. Troy Swanson:
I’ve know Troy for sometime and was very pleased to watch his research unfold. Here are some details from the post:
On Thursday I had the pleasure of talking with Dr Troy Swanson, an Associate Professor / Teaching and Learning Librarian [...]
Download the full poster here: ELI_Poster_acad15_v5
Michael Stephens, Gail Matthews-DeNatale, and David Wedaman recently conducted a proof-of-concept research project on perspectives of higher education academic support staff. We’ll present a poster on the topic at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. in mid-February, 2011. A brief overview and the fifteen emergent key [...]
David Wedaman at Brandeis has a couple of thoughtful posts up at his blog Theatrical Smoke. I’m very happy to be working with him and Gail Matthews-DeNatale on a poster presentation at next month’s EDUCAUSE Learning Initiatives conference.
Take a look at his posts:
Your community will learn its way forward.
It’s people stuff, [...]
Don’t miss this post by David Wedaman:
Library and IT staff pretty much have one tool in the tool box when they set out to help faculty come to grips with a new application or service. The Workshop. I’ve been associated with Library and IT Workshops for faculty for a long while, and I’ve [...]
Kurt Fischer noted (in passing, at a Mind, Brain, Education Institute) that the Conduit Metaphor of Learning is defunct. This is the idea that education is essentially a kind of pipe whereby knowledge travels from the mouth or mind of a more- to a less-learned person. That the learner is a receptacle to be filled with [...]
I stumbled across an old presentation (December 2009) and I liked it, so I thought I’d share. It’s called “Butting In” (click here for the PPT).
“Butting in” is the idea that we in the Library and IT world are in what I call the “Cloutterdammerung,” or the Twilight of our Clout. We have a little [...]
People used to need the help of library and IT staff to do things like find articles, edit videos, create databases, install a VOIP phone system, etc. This is changing. People are increasingly sophisticated users of digital media and computers. Third-party software applications and web-based services (read: not made or vetted by your local library [...]
A flurry of work today getting ready for classes! Don’t miss this from the Smithsonian’s Michael Edson:
Michael Edson: Fast, Open, and Transparent: Developing the Smithsonian’s Web and New Media Strategy
View more documents from Michael Edson. This is a most useful document for designing our own Web and new media strategies for libraries and [...]
David Wedaman writes:
I’ve been reflecting on two different ways of organizing people: the grass-roots organizing committee, and what you might call the generic standing operational committee.
Model 1. The organizing committee (think Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, think Norma Rae, think your local Neighborhood Committee to Save the Park) creates ex nihilo; wrests people from [...]