Here are slides from our juried panel at #ALISE2014:
Kyle Jones & I just presented the first bit of our findings from #hyperlibMOOC at the Association of Library and Information Science Educators Conference. Download the slides here:
Here are the slides from my WISE workshop presentation: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensWISEWorkshop14.pdf
Sponsored by the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium
As LIS programs become more entrepreneurial, reaching more diverse groups of learners, LIS educators are challenged to design their courses for diverse communities. There are many possible dimensions of diversity—different learner work contexts with different value structures (e.g., library vs. business), different cultural contexts when courses have a global reach, differences in learner demographics (age, gender, ethnicity), and differences in technology use outside of class, including social media. How does online course design take into account this diversity? This panel of experienced online educators will provide examples of how they have worked to address diverse communities of learners in their course designs and encourage interaction with members of the audience.
Moderator: Nicole Cooke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenters: Lilia Pavlovsky, Rutgers University; Michael Stephens, San Jose State University; and Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University
Sean Casserly writes:
We installed a public whiteboard and use it to post questions. It is a forum for the public to share their thoughts and ideas. Here is a video of an artist using the wall to create and interesting piece of work.
January 21, 2014: Designing Online Courses for Diverse Communities of Learners, Sponsored by the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium. Moderator: Nicole Cooke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Presenters: Lilia Pavlovsky, Rutgers University; Michael Stephens, San Jose State University; and Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
January 22, 2014: MOOCs as LIS Professional Development Platforms: Evaluating and Refining SJSU’s First Not-for-Credit MOOC, with Kyle Jones. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
January 23, 2014: New Landscapes: Exploring MOOCs as LIS and Professional Development Spaces, with Kyle Jones, Joanne de Groot, Jennifer Branch. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
January 23, 2014: Participatory and Transformative Engagement in Libraries and Museums: Exploring and Expanding the Salzburg Curriculum, with R. David Lankes. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
February 21, 2014: Cook Memorial Public Library District Staff Development Day, Libertyville, Illinois.
February 27, 2014: Learning Everywhere: Learning Always, UC Santa Barbara Library Speaker Series, Santa Barbara, California.
March 13, 2014: Hyperlinked Learning Experiences at Public Libraries: MOOCs & Beyond, Public Library Association Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.
March 24-26, 2014: Keynote, ILEAD U 2014, Illinois State Library, Springfield, Illinois.
April 11, 2014: Learning Everywhere: Of MOOCs & Mayhem, Texas Library Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
April 24, 2014: Emerging Roles: Key Insights from Librarians in a Massive Open Online Course. 16th Distance Library Services Conference, Denver, Colorado.
May 1 & 2, 2014: Presentations for Municipality of Chatham-Kent Library Services Division, Ontario.
June 8, 2014: MOOCs Panel. Special Libraries Association Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.
In May, I posted about our simulated zombie outbreak (see:
Humans vs Zombies as an Active Learning Event by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson). We adapted the popular Humans vs Zombies game into an experiential-learning event. I am happy to report that we survived our own zombie apocalypse.
I wanted to share our write up in American Libraries, One Book, Many Zombies . I am also wanted to share this video we created that summarizes our zombie game.
Troy A. Swanson is Department Chair and Teaching & Learning Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College. He is the author of the book, Managing Social Media in Libraries. You can follow him on Twitter at @t_swanson.
“Honestly, I simply wanted to manage a library the way I had always wished I had been managed,” says Hill, with a laugh, when asked to describe her management style. “Coming up in this field, you get so tired of hearing ‘No,’ or ‘Let me tell you why that is not going to work,’ or ‘We tried that years ago; it didn’t work.’ ”
I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
“One of the most important advantages of MOOCs is that they introduce innovation in on-campus teaching.” — Prof. dr. Simone Buitendijk, vice-rector Leiden University.
Posted to Facebook via the South Bend Tribune:
Laptop and iPads have long been available for free in-library use at the St. Joe County Public Library, but now they’re available via these new vending machines in the lobby at the Main Library. Patrons must be at least 18 years old and have a county library card. Each laptop computer or iPad may be checked out for three hours for free. There is a $1 charge for each hour after that. Is this a service you think you’ll use?
South Bend Tribune photo