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Darby Love  |  Squamish Public Library Kathleen Reed  |  Vancouver Island University It Doesn’t Need to Be a Bad Romance: ...
Outline 1.  Learning Styles  (20) 2.  Effect on Library Services  (20) 3.  Free Technology to Help  (20)
1 .   Learning Styles
 
Learning Styles  | Library Services | Technology <ul><li>V isual </li></ul><ul><li>A uditory </li></ul><ul><li>R eading/Wr...
How does your brain learn?
Learning Styles  | Library Services | Technology How many learning style  models have been published?
71
Learning Styles  | Library Services | Technology What do neuroscientists say? Kraemer et al. 2009 Learning Styles  | Libra...
Learning Styles  | Library Services | Technology &quot;Humans have evolved to build a picture of the world through our sen...
Learning Styles  | Library Services | Technology <ul><li>Aboriginal learning styles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stronger visual-...
2 .   Effect on Libraries
<ul><li>Library Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Video games  </li></ul><ul><li>Playaways </li></ul><ul><li>Library to Go/Overdriv...
Why has searching remained  centered on text?
Let’s take a tour. http://squamish.bclibrary.ca/about/library-360-tour   Learning Styles |  Library Services  | Technology
Learning Styles |  Library Services  | Technology <ul><li>Text is often not friendly to people with LDs </li></ul><ul><li>...
Some people see the library like this…
… while others  see this.
<ul><li>Suggestions: </li></ul><ul><li>Have a general awareness among staff of differences  </li></ul><ul><li>in learning ...
<ul><li>Suggestions: </li></ul><ul><li>Promote non-text based services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have non-fiction DVDs for peo...
3 .   Free Tech to Help
Learning Styles | Library Services   |  Technology www.kathleenreed.ca
Learning Styles | Library Services   |  Technology
Learning Styles | Library Services   |  Technology www.kathleenreed.ca/beyondhope
Learning Styles | Library Services   |  Technology www.kathleenreed.ca/beyondhope
Learning Styles | Library Services   |  Technology www.kathleenreed.ca/beyondhope
Learning Styles | Library Services   |  Technology
Learning Styles | Library Services   |  Technology
Learning Styles | Library Services   |  Technology
Learning Styles | Library Services   |  Technology
Learning Styles | Library Services   |  Technology
Learning Styles | Library Services   |  Technology
<ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think learning styles have played a role in the development of library services...
Thanks for listening. Questions?  [email_address] Twitter: kathleenreed Presentation available at: http://www.slideshare.com
Photo Credits: Creative Commons-licensed photos by the following Flickr users, in order of appearance: n/a, kyle jackson, ...
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It Doesn't Have to Be a Bad Romance: Using Free Web Tools to Improve Info Services to People with Different Learning Styles

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It Doesn't Have to Be a Bad Romance: Using Free Web Tools to Improve Info Services to People with Different Learning Styles

  1. 1. Darby Love | Squamish Public Library Kathleen Reed | Vancouver Island University It Doesn’t Need to Be a Bad Romance: Using Free Web Tools to Improve Info Services to People with Different Learning Styles
  2. 2. Outline 1. Learning Styles (20) 2. Effect on Library Services (20) 3. Free Technology to Help (20)
  3. 3. 1 . Learning Styles
  4. 5. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology <ul><li>V isual </li></ul><ul><li>A uditory </li></ul><ul><li>R eading/Writing </li></ul><ul><li>K inesthetic </li></ul>Fleming and Mills’ VARK Model: http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire
  5. 6. How does your brain learn?
  6. 7. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology How many learning style models have been published?
  7. 8. 71
  8. 9. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology What do neuroscientists say? Kraemer et al. 2009 Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  9. 10. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology &quot;Humans have evolved to build a picture of the world through our senses working in unison, exploiting the immense interconnectivity that exists in the brain.“ - Dr. Susan Greenfield What do neuroscientists say?
  10. 11. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology <ul><li>Aboriginal learning styles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stronger visual-spatial abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>over verbal abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration, holistic learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Rasmussen et al 2004 </li></ul></ul>Impact of Culture/Biology
  11. 12. 2 . Effect on Libraries
  12. 13. <ul><li>Library Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Video games </li></ul><ul><li>Playaways </li></ul><ul><li>Library to Go/Overdrive Audiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>Living Library (“borrow” a person) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-traditional object lending </li></ul><ul><li>(i.e. guitar, energy meters, seeds, puppets) </li></ul>Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  13. 14. Why has searching remained centered on text?
  14. 15. Let’s take a tour. http://squamish.bclibrary.ca/about/library-360-tour Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  15. 16. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology <ul><li>Text is often not friendly to people with LDs </li></ul><ul><li>Perception of libraries as “books and fines” </li></ul><ul><li>Library anxiety is often coupled with LDs </li></ul>Learning Disabilities
  16. 17. Some people see the library like this…
  17. 18. … while others see this.
  18. 19. <ul><li>Suggestions: </li></ul><ul><li>Have a general awareness among staff of differences </li></ul><ul><li>in learning </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid text-heavy signage; include symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ignore your web presence </li></ul>Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  19. 20. <ul><li>Suggestions: </li></ul><ul><li>Promote non-text based services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have non-fiction DVDs for people who aren’t going to pick up a book </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Let library users know about search options </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of pre-existing technical features </li></ul>Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  20. 21. 3 . Free Tech to Help
  21. 22. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology www.kathleenreed.ca
  22. 23. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  23. 24. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology www.kathleenreed.ca/beyondhope
  24. 25. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology www.kathleenreed.ca/beyondhope
  25. 26. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology www.kathleenreed.ca/beyondhope
  26. 27. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  27. 28. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  28. 29. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  29. 30. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  30. 31. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  31. 32. Learning Styles | Library Services | Technology
  32. 33. <ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think learning styles have played a role in the development of library services? Should they? </li></ul><ul><li>How is your organization thinking about learning styles? </li></ul>
  33. 34. Thanks for listening. Questions? [email_address] Twitter: kathleenreed Presentation available at: http://www.slideshare.com
  34. 35. Photo Credits: Creative Commons-licensed photos by the following Flickr users, in order of appearance: n/a, kyle jackson, cat-o, n/a, AndiH, dawe2k5, ajbrusteinthreesixfive, dermeister julz, n/a, Nutch Bicer, cat-o, Vanessa Pike-Russell, kyle jackson, JanneM, simplerich, Irish Typepad, Irish Typepad, cat-o

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