SLA – School Libraries in 2012 – the SLA Survey

July 31, 2012

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Smashwords — School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come — A book by Kristin Fontichiaro

July 31, 2012

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A crowdsourced collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors. Edited by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton.

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School

July 31, 2012

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Map Location D, 6 Thread Location Page 112 Scape Author Buffy Hamilton Agreement Description How are contemporary school libraries inviting and creating spaces for rich conversations that lead to learning with students?

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School

July 31, 2012

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Map Location D, 6 Thread Location Page 112 Scape Author Buffy Hamilton Agreement Description How are contemporary school libraries inviting and creating spaces for rich conversations that lead to learning with students?

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School libraries facing budget squeeze, says SLA survey | The Bookseller

July 31, 2012

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Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller’s news desk.

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An introduction to the Data Curation Lifecycle Model — Where do Librarians fit in?

July 30, 2012

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The other day I read a fantastic article by P. Bryan Heidorn (2011) on the emerging role of data curation and e-science in the world of libraries. As an archivist and a librarian, I see amazing pot…

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Learning with social technologies: Workplace learner experiences of wiki and blog and perceptions of PLE

July 30, 2012

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Abstract.

 

As social technology use is increasing in e-learning, so is the need to complement theoretical work with studies of learner experiences of the new dynamics of e-learning to guide this development. We studied how 15 learners experienced social media tools in a long continuous professional development (CPD) pilot training tailored for a large insurance company. While the training included some contact lectures, it was mainly conducted through blog, wiki, chat, and discussion forum tools. As we have already discussed forum and chat use in another paper on a shorter CPD training (with 40 learners) and this study confirmed the results, we focus here on learner experiences of wiki and blog.
While the wiki process was widely misunderstood, wiki and blog experiences organically led learners to consider their uses as a personal learning environment.

As to blog, the learners who saw it as a tool for self-reflection perceived it positively while others did not, underlining that the benefits and goals of using social tools need to be explicated. Furthermore, social learning process needs to be designed and maintained, as busy workplace learners tend to focus on fulfilling requirements. Simply adding social technology does not necessarily lead to social e-learning.

 

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