21st Century Learners, 21st Century LearningEveryone in libraries is an educator but not everyone has a background in education. In this session presented by, Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers, you will learn some of the fundamentals of adult learning theory including: learner versus instructor-centered learning, learning styles and why they are important, how to create collaborative learning environments, and reaching learners of all skills and abilities.
Charles Handy (known as Charlie De Handee in The Netherlands) (born 1932) is an Irish author/philosopher specialising in organisationalbehaviour and management. Among the ideas he has advanced are the "portfolio worker" and the "Shamrock Organization" (in which professional core workers, freelance workers and part-time/temporary routine workers each form one leaf of the "Shamrock").He has been rated among The Thinkers 50 the most influential living management thinkers. In 2001 he was second on this list, behind Peter Drucker, and in 2005 he was tenth. When the Harvard Business Review had a special issue to mark their 50th Anniversary they asked Handy, Peter Drucker and Henry Mintzberg to write special articles.In July 2006 he was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws by Trinity College, Dublin.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Handy
The Components of Digital Literacy Source: FutureLab report Digital Literacy Across the CurriculumDigital literacy is the skills, knowledge and understanding that enables critical, creative, discerning and safe practices when engagingwith digital technologies in all areas of life. Digital literacy can be understood as the space where all of these components overlap. Creativity - The ability to think creatively and imaginatively, and to use technology to create outputs and represent knowledge in different formats and modes. Knowing when and how digital technology can support creative processes, and thinking creativelyabout technology and with technology.Critical thinking and evaluation - Being able to use reasoning skills to engage with digital media and its content, to question, analyse, scrutinise and evaluate it and to formulate and support arguments about it and the way it is used. Critical thinking involves being reflective, developing insight about underlying assumptions, interpreting meaning and determining significance in order tounderstand and make sense of the world.Cultural and social understanding - The ability to recognise that there are social, cultural and historical influences that shape the creation of digital content and our understanding of it. This involves understanding how your own and others’ perspectives have been informed by cultural heritages and being aware of the social and cultural contexts in which digital media is created and used.Collaboration - The ability to work successfully with others to collaboratively create and share meaning and understanding. To develop the skills of team work, to be able to work together when using technology and to understand how technology cansupport collaboration both inside the classroom and in the wider world. The ability to find and select information .To define what sort of information you need for a task or activity, to know where and how to find information, to critically engage with sources to select relevant, valuable and reliable information and to be aware of intellectual property issues related to plagiarism and copyright.Ability to find and select information - Effective communication - Being able to clearly express ideas and feelings so that others can understand them. Having an understanding of the different modes (visual, audio, textual etc) in which meaning can be represented and showing an awareness of the needs of particular audiences. Understanding how technology can support this and how to communicate effectively using different types of technology.E-safety - The ability to stay safe when using digital technologies, such as the internet and mobile phones, and to understandwhat constitutes appropriate use and appropriate content. Functional skills - Knowing how to use a range of different technologies competently and having the skills and flexibility to adapt this knowledge to learn how to use new technologies.
Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology, proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation. Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans' innate curiosity. His theories parallel many other theories of human developmental psychology, all of which focus on describing the stages of growth in humans.Maslow studied what he called exemplary people such as Albert Einstein, Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Frederick Douglass rather than mentally ill or neurotic people, writing that "the study of crippled, stunted, immature, and unhealthy specimens can yield only a cripple psychology and a cripple philosophy." Maslow studied the healthiest 1% of the college student population.The most fundamental and basic four layers of the pyramid contain what Maslow called "deficiency needs" or "d-needs": esteem , friendship and love, security, and physical needs. With the exception of the most fundamental (physiological) needs, if these "deficiency needs" are not met, the body gives no physical indication but the individual feels anxious and tense. Maslow's theory suggests that the most basic level of needs must be met before the individual will strongly desire (or focus motivation upon) the secondary or higher level needs.
Alvin Toffler (born October 3, 1928) is an Americanwriter and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact (through effects like information overload). Then he moved to examining the reaction of and changes in society. His later focus has been on the increasing power of 21st century military hardware, weapons and technology proliferation, and capitalism. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Toffler
David Silver,associate professor of media studies at the university of San Francisco having students teach other students.
When you create a culture of learning you go from 1 person being responsible for pushing the learning throughout the organization to everyone sharing knowledge and information.
LORIThe information people need to do their jobs is usually not found here.
LORIInstead it is found here.
Jay Cross is a champion of informal learning, web 2.0, and systems thinking. His calling is to help business people improve their performance on the job and satisfaction in life.
Marcia Conner, Vice President of Enterprise for Pistachio Consulting, works at the intersection of social messaging and workplace learning, focusing on the trends, markets and dynamics shaping a distributed, collaborative and mult-generational business culture. A former Fortune 500 learning exec, coauthor of Creating a Learning Culture: Strategy, Technology and Practice and cocreator of the Pistachio Consulting Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison, she writes the Fast Company blog “Learn At All Levels.” Her latest book, The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media, will be out in May 2010.
21st Century Learning21st Century Learners ILEAD U May 7, 2010 @lorireed Lori Reed Learning Solutions email@example.com lorireed.com