Once Upon a Furl in a Podcast Long Ago…
Posted by comartslibrarian on June 25, 2007
Joan Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information – joan at cni.org:
Why New Directions in Library Instruction?
- Changes in student behaviors – especially among NetGen students
- Born 1982-1991
- Grew up with computers and the Net
- Not ‘tethered’ to a place; live and interact online
- Oriented to collaboration in groups
- Experiential learners
- Oriented to visual imagery – less text
- Producers as well as consumers
- Better understanding of learning principles and styles
- Availability of new technologies
Deeper Learning Requires… (based on “Mind Over Matter” by Carmean & Haefner)
How do we change information seekers to information producers?
Challenge for us is to foster a convergence of literacies (written, information, technology, and visual)!
Henry Jenkins (MIT) emphasizes these key skills in K-12 education (and college level):
- “collective intelligence” (wikis, blogs, etc.)
- “judgment” — evaluation of info resources
- “networking” – ability to synthesize and disseminate information
- “multitasking” – the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed to salient details (processing and ranking)
- “simulation – the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-wrold processes
- “appropriation” – the ability to meaningful sample and mix content (NEED TO INCLUDE UNDERSTANDING OF INTEL PROPERTY ISSUES)
Libraries should partner with these types of groups on-campus:
- Center for Teaching & Learning
- New Media Center
- IT Dept.
- Film or Multimedia Studies Dept.
How are libraries making this change?
- Building these group collaboration spaces into libraries is also a new trend.
- Shift from teaching about library resources to teaching about information & tools.
- Data for visualization (how to search for images, clips, graphs, charts)
- Utilizing or linking to Television/Cable channel productions
- Adding links to special collections in Wikipedia (U-Washington)
- GMU Center for New Media – Oral histories on the web
- YouTube (A Fair(y) Use Tale) – a parody of Disney films to illustrate principles of intel property
Faculty — interest in these skills, willingness to collaborate, acceptance of new forms of student projects.
Librarians — broadening their concept of information literacy, engaging in collaborative learning with students and faculty.
Also cited Oblinger & Oblinger article on “Educating the Net Gen.”