Libraries and librarians are faced with a technological wave of change that will not cease as we move farther into the 21st century. Preparing new graduates to deal with constant change, use technology tools to further the mission of their institutions, and meet the needs of library users while never losing sight of our foundational values and principles is of utmost importance to me as an LIS educator. This page highlights samples and examples of my online and hybrid teaching as well as other digital artifacts I’ve used for instruction.
Course Web Sites:
As a way for students to experience the emerging social nature of the Web, we use these WordPress-based sites for our learning communities. Similar open systems are being used in library settings all over the world. Librarians are working, writing and sharing in open, online systems created for interaction with each other and with library users – LIS students should have similar experience in their coursework.
Developed in conjunction with Kyle M. L. Jones, former graduate assistant and LIS doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin Madison, utilizing WordPress and the Buddypress suite of plugins. See Piloting Buddypress as an LMS for more.
Community @ TTW – Site developed for students who have blogged in my classes and would like to continue blogging.
Examples of Student Work:
Media-based Book Reports: Students could complete book report assignment via digital storytelling/media tools. These are examples from Spring 2010.
Group Project Examples: Emerging technolgies course group projects links. Fall 2009
Engagement with Wider Community:
I often look for ways to engage with and learn from practitioners all over the world. Seeking advice via Twitter or my blog is one way I do this.
Context Book Assignment – Sought input and sharing from TTW readers to enhance book assignment. “This morning I’m updating one of my favorite assignments for LIS768 Participatory Service and Emerging Technologies. Two years ago, I asked for further suggestions to share with my class. Today. I’ll do the same: what would you add? Please share in the comments below. I’ll be including the post URL in the course site.”
The power of media to enhance course content beyond text is an important facet of my online teaching. I’ve used video to send messages and updates to my students. Some are produced on my Mac and others are recorded out i the world with a Flip or iPhone. One constant – no matter what the quality or locale, the feedback from students has been positive.
Welcome and Site Intro LIS753:http://vimeo.com/18683351
Summer 2010 LIS753 Thank You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK-WYder7mw
Other digital artifacts:
These items represent other work related to online teaching and emerging technologies in the classroom.
Videos created for Conferences:
The Hyperlinked Library themes:
Videos of Lectures/Presentations:
“The Hyperlinked Community Library – Trends, Tools & Transparency ,” 4th Leipziger Kongress für Information und Bibliothek, Leipzig, Germany, March 2010: