Transforming a very old and venerable academic library
- Packing it up
Into something more interactive, collaborative, and engaging for the students, faculty and staff at the college. If you’ve been there recently you will know what I mean. A big part of it is moving large swaths of functions to digital.
ASIST 2010 Presentation
learning “happens especially felicitously in
context where the learner is consciously
engaged in constructing a public entity,
whether it's a sand castle on the beach
theory of the universe” -- Seyour Pappert
Learning is best
people acting, the
contexts of their
activity, and the
Each week solve problems needed in order to make
the digital archive possible.
Role of the educator; “guide on the side”
Class divided into groups based on interests:
research, metadata, design, technology, and quality
Metdata: Decide what metadata to create (if any),
what standard (if any) to use, would items be
organized at the item level or collection level, among
many other questions.
How to work together: How technology, design and
content management interact will or should interact.
1 What gains in digital archive skills, confidence,
understanding of topics covered in other courses
and overall understanding did the participants
perceive as a result of engaging in the DACP?
2 What factors (collaborative team work,
facilitator/instructor involvement, individual effort or
past knowledge) influenced which learning
To the point
This study illustrates that a constructionist
pedagogical approach, where students solve
authentic problems in a meaningful context, holds
great promise for LIS education
Anthony Cocciolo ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Acknowledgements: Thank you to Tula Giannini, David
Marcinkowski, Debbie Rabina, Cristina Pattuelli,
Adele Bildersee and Tobi Fineber for their support
throughout this project.