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TCLC 2007 Presentation

  1. 1. Tri-State College Library Cooperative Spring Conference, American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, April 24th 2007 The Virtual Learning Commons Moving Towards a ‘ Grand Good Place’ by Mark D. Puterbaugh Information Services Librarian Eastern University, Warner Memorial Library, St. Davids, PA
  2. 2. A Place where everyone know your name!
  3. 3. Distance Education/Reference and Life on the Internet <ul><ul><li>Lack of interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of reference services support </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. “ The bigger the new world that the Net opens up, the lonelier it is.” Park Sang-woo, The World of Internet Games, Koreana 16 no4 38-41 Wint 2002
  5. 5. The Case of Eastern University <ul><li>Nearly half of the student population are either distance learners or commuters </li></ul><ul><li>Student and faculty found in varied locations within the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Growing population of students found in international sites. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Case of Eastern University <ul><li>Our students are found in: </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa, </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil, </li></ul><ul><li>Thailand, </li></ul><ul><li>Romania </li></ul><ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>Ghana, </li></ul><ul><li>Ecuador, </li></ul><ul><li>Peru, </li></ul><ul><li>Costa Rica, and the </li></ul><ul><li>Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>India </li></ul><ul><li>South Korea </li></ul><ul><li>Austria </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Global Community <ul><li>How do we provide services? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we do academic support? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we do research instruction? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we do reference? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Web 2.0 The Social Web <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Social Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Meetups /social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Online social gaming </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Virtual Learning Commons <ul><li>A place in cyber space to bring together all the University’s online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>E-journals </li></ul><ul><li>E-books </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Distance reference </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Virtual Learning Commons A place in cyberspace to build a community
  11. 11. A Place for On-line Classes
  12. 12. A Place for Library Services
  13. 13. A Place to Access E-Resources
  14. 14. A Place to Meet Friends and Colleagues
  15. 15. A Place to Grow Community
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ Increased user contribution leads to the growth of “collective intelligence” and reusable dynamic content. Such engagement with content promotes a sense of community, empowerment, and ownership for users” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Steve Wheeler (2007) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The emerging Web 2.0 social software: an enabling suite of sociable technologies in health and health care education 1 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Information and Libraries Journal 24 (1), 2–23. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2007.00701.x </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. VBI Phase IV <ul><li>A year long experiment that opened VBI to the community! </li></ul><ul><li>Student workers </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Alumnae </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>International Friends </li></ul>
  18. 18. Mandi’s Place
  19. 20. Fred’s Place
  20. 22. Kristin’s Place
  21. 24. Matt’s Place
  22. 26. Teresa’s Place
  23. 28. Ted’s Place
  24. 32. Mi Young’s Place
  25. 35. Fran’s Place
  26. 37. Main Street
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