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    1. 1. Libraries, Learning & Play Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library ACPL - April 08
    2. 3. © Dave Pattern
    3. 5. Allen County Public Library Learning 2.0
    4. 6. Web 1.0 Web 2.0
    5. 7. “ I think we're in -- in a lot of ways-- a period of the most profound reinvention of and how people need to learn since the invention of literacy. ” - Tim O’Reily cc. Aaron Schmidt
    6. 8. <ul><li>Those who know how to “think” about search vs. those who don’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Those who know how to validate soft information vs. those who don’t </li></ul><ul><li>Those who know where to find information in new “hot” channels vs. those who don’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Those who understand the current culture of informal languages vs. those who don’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Those who know how to get information to travel to them vs. those who still chase it. </li></ul><ul><li>Those who have the knowledge and skills to create and re-mix digital media and those who don’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Those that understand learning is a continual process vs. those that view learning as an achievement. </li></ul>The New Digital Divide
    7. 9. “ Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools.&quot;   - Marshall McLuhan
    8. 10. Published knowledge is old knowledge : The art of intelligence in the 21st Century will be less concerned with integrating old knowledge and more concerned with using published knowledge as a path to exactly the right source or sources that can create new knowledge tailored to a new situation , in real time . - Robert Steele
    9. 13. What can you do to constantly keep up with changes?
    10. 14. <ul><li>Player [ pley -er] noun </li></ul><ul><li>a person or thing that plays. </li></ul><ul><li>one actively involved especially in a competitive field or process. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    11. 15. Become a “ Knowledge Player ”: <ul><li>15 minutes a day </li></ul>
    12. 16. <ul><li>15 minutes a day </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to just 5 blogs </li></ul>Become a “ Knowledge Player ”:
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    18. 22. <ul><ul><li>15 minutes a day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to just 5 blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Tag “play items” in </li></ul>Photo by Uma B. - Flickr Become a “ Knowledge Player ”:
    19. 24. <ul><li>15 minutes a day </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to just 5 blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Tag “play items” in </li></ul><ul><li>Create a learning blog </li></ul>Photo by Lemonade Dusk- Flickr Become a “ Knowledge Player ”:
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    21. 26. <ul><li>15 minutes a day </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to just 5 blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Tag “play items” in </li></ul><ul><li>Create a learning blog </li></ul><ul><li>PLAY!!!!! </li></ul>Photo by Bukutgirl - Flickr Become a “ Knowledge Player ”:
    22. 27. Teaching Learning
    23. 28. <ul><li>Learning is the process of becoming rather than the process of acquiring. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Stephen Downes </li></ul></ul>
    24. 29. How can you help others navigate the learning maze? How can we help them become? /
    25. 30. Guide [gīd] noun 1) a person who exhibits and explains points of interest.
    26. 31. Become a Discovery Guide : <ul><li>It's about Training Learning </li></ul>
    27. 32. Engaged + Motivated = Learning
    28. 33. <ul><li>Challenge the classroom model </li></ul>Become a Discovery Guide :
    29. 34. P 2 P
    30. 35. <ul><li>Remember exposure is the 1 st step towards learning </li></ul>Become a Discovery Guide :
    31. 36. <ul><li>Learners have as much to share as Guides </li></ul>Become a Discovery Guide :
    32. 37. <ul><li>Focus on FUN! </li></ul>Become a Discovery Guide :
    33. 38. Knowledge playing Discovery Guiding Learning Curve
    34. 39. <ul><li>Lifelong Learning Habits: </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with the end in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Accept responsibility for own learning </li></ul><ul><li>View problems as challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner </li></ul><ul><li>Create you own learning toolbox </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology to your advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Teach & mentor others </li></ul><ul><li>7.5 … </li></ul>
    35. 41. <ul><li>P2P Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Peer support </li></ul><ul><li>Peer production </li></ul><ul><li>Peer collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Peer LEARNING </li></ul>Libraries as learning environments …
    36. 42. What should do to fuel learning , knowledge & wisdom ? Focus on … Curiosity Creativity Collaboration
    37. 44. “The illiterate of the future are not those who can't read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn , and re-learn .” - Alvin Toffler
    38. 45. It’s about all of the above, but most importantly, it’s about …
    39. 46. Enlightening Expanding Communities Energetic Empowering Individuals Enabling Equality Engaging users Embedded Embracing Enchanting Encouraging participation … etc.
    40. 47. C or E?
    41. 48. Realize that WE are more valuable when we EMPOWER Libraries need to … … then when we try to control.
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    43. 50. Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library [email_address]