Internet Librarian 2008: 2.0 learning and 1.8 users: Bridging the gap
2.0 Learning and 1.8 Users: Bridging the Gap RUDY LEON & COLLEEN HARRIS
Myths Skilled online searchers Facile with new gizmos Always connected Effective multi-taskers Require constant stimulation Must be entertained Learn by doing
MythBusting They do use the stuff But in a canned dummy box way They don’t have the map – they don’t realize they are using the stuff This means they don’t get transferable skills Ramifications for our new services- they don’t fit into student’s understandings of what they already know
Digital Divide Stats 61.8% ownsership 99% of U.S. schools Fault lines Race: 65% v 45% Class: 83% (75k+) 62% (25k-35k) 31% (<15k) Persistent effects
Challenges - Faculty What Faculty Know (or don’t) Chicken burrito Beliefs about students They’ll figure it out Equipment Teaching faculty to fish
Challenges – Faculty II Faculty not highly trained in teaching Hostile to the implication Tech training is also Ed Tech training Who does it? How do we discuss tech as teaching when pedagogy so fraught?
Getting Faculty On Board Owning our own expertise Competitive processes for course development Getting out there, making connections Faculty attend class instruction Leveraging reaccreditation processes
Campus – IT What They Do Scarce Resources Kittens and Beer Multiple models: Who trains? Why? Why librarians?
Learning Spaces Safe Learning Spaces How-to strategies for engaging students/faculty Workshops Making equipment available Actionable assignments Partnerships
Moving Forward– Learning Spaces Safe learning spaces– not just the classroom Tech is fun, Libraries are for learning Is the tail wagging the dog? Critical thinking, mental maps “Ripped from the headlines” “movie night” game night
Building the Bridge The Myths Actionables Skilled online searchers Make our services meet our Facile with new gizmos fears Always connected Gadgets support learning Effective multi-taskers We decide what must be Require constant stimulation Space and structure for play Must be entertained More skepticism Learn by doing
Questions/CommentsColleen S. Harris Rudy LeonReference & Instruction Librarian Learning Commons LibrarianUniv. of Tennessee at Chattanooga Univ. of Illinois Urbana ChampaignColleen-Harris@utc.edu firstname.lastname@example.org(warmaiden in 2.0-Land) Rudibrarian most places in 2.0-land)