Issues in equivalence

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Issues in equivalence

  1. 1. Issues In Equivalence: Information Literacy And The Distance Student Heather Lamond Bruce White Massey University Library
  2. 2. We will look at <ul><li>Information literacy and independent learning </li></ul><ul><li>The idea of equivalence in distance education </li></ul><ul><li>Structured content and teachable moments - information literacy in the distance context </li></ul>
  3. 3. Information literacy <ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Finding </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul><ul><li>Storing </li></ul><ul><li>Using </li></ul>
  4. 4. Independent learning <ul><li>The Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Passive recipient (learning sponge) </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-autonomous (critical chooser) </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomous learner (knowledge creator) </li></ul><ul><li>The Library </li></ul><ul><li>Study guides and reading lists </li></ul><ul><li>Reference mode – subject requests </li></ul><ul><li>Independent use of library services </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dr Sarah Leberman – Department of Management
  6. 6. Equal or equivalent? <ul><li>On-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures and tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face contact with lecturers and fellow students </li></ul><ul><li>Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Study guides </li></ul><ul><li>Online lectures and tutorials, Virtual Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone, snail mail, email, online discussion, VLE </li></ul>
  7. 7. Leigh – Former distance student
  8. 8. Equal or equivalent – the Library <ul><li>On-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Heart of the campus </li></ul><ul><li>Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul>
  9. 9. Equal or equivalent – the Library <ul><li>On-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone or email </li></ul>
  10. 10. Equal or equivalent – the Library <ul><li>On-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Information Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Internet cafes? Public libraries? Home? Work? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Equal or equivalent – the Library <ul><li>On-campus </li></ul><ul><li>IL instruction </li></ul><ul><li>ICT training </li></ul><ul><li>Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Contact courses, website help, brochures </li></ul>
  12. 12. Equal or equivalent – the Library <ul><li>On-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Research consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Distance </li></ul><ul><li>On-campus consultations, telephone, Connect </li></ul>
  13. 13. Michelle – Current distance student
  14. 14. So how are we doing?
  15. 15. So how are we doing?
  16. 16. So how are we doing?
  17. 17. And what should we be doing? <ul><li>Lobbying for ubiquitous broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Taking the network destination seriously </li></ul><ul><li>Taking the Information Commons out to the students </li></ul><ul><li>Using VLEs </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting online </li></ul><ul><li>Going out </li></ul>
  18. 18. What should we be doing? Ubiquitous broadband
  19. 19. Taking the network destination as seriously as the hub
  20. 20. Taking the Information Commons out to the students
  21. 21. Through the Virtual Learning Environment
  22. 22. Captivating and Connecting
  23. 23. Captivating and Connecting
  24. 24. Going out to the students
  25. 25. Working together
  26. 26. We would like to thank <ul><li>Russell Hewitt for filming and editing the videos </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Leberman </li></ul><ul><li>Leigh Albert </li></ul><ul><li>Michelle Buckley </li></ul><ul><li>Alison Wallbutton </li></ul>

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