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E learning and libraries

e-learning and libraries

current situation and

strategic opportunities

Hans Roes

Library Tilburg University / Ticer

Bielefeld / February 2002


Content

content

  • e-learning / context

  • current situation USA and Holland

  • strategic opportunities

  • institutional strategy and library strategy

Bielefeld / February 2002


E learning context 1

e-learning / context (1)

  • growing demand for higher education

  • different types of students

  • combining learning and work

  • trend towards lifelong learning

  • competencies / ‘learning to learn’

  • accommodate different learning styles

Bielefeld / February 2002


E learning context 2

e-learning / context (2)

  • increasing competition in higher education market

  • ongoing budgetary pressures

  • students now critical customers

  • job-hopping staff

  • too many dropouts

Bielefeld / February 2002


E learning the idea

e-learning / the idea

  • educational material through the internet, anytime, anywhere, modular

  • cooperation through group ware

  • continuous logging / market research

  • opportunity to offer education on a global scale

Bielefeld / February 2002


E learning vision

e-learning / vision

  • student-centered

  • interactive and dynamic

  • group work on real life problems

  • multiple learning routes

  • emphasis on competencies

  • supporting lifelong learning

Bielefeld / February 2002


E learning and libraries 1

e-learning and libraries (1)

  • libraries are mostly struggling

  • educational innovators are re-discovering the library

  • discussion on many levels

  • increasing importance of licenses

  • what about the institution’s learning materials?

Bielefeld / February 2002


E learning and libraries 2

e-learning and libraries (2)

  • portals / integration becoming important

  • increasing competition, a.o. e-books, MLE vendors, gateways

  • information literacy is critical competence

  • no vision yet, technical approach prevalent

Bielefeld / February 2002


Strategic opportunities for libraries

strategic opportunities for libraries

  • digital libraries and MLEs

  • digital portfolio’s

  • information literacy

  • participation in course design teams

  • virtual and real learning environments

Bielefeld / February 2002


Digital libraries and mles

digital libraries and MLEs

  • precondition: active learning styles

  • DLs are natural complements to MLEs

  • approaches

    • small scale / course level

    • large scale / central repositories

  • integration is not trivial

Bielefeld / February 2002


Digital portfolio s

digital portfolio’s

  • precondition: students manage their own learning process

  • portfolio’s now mainly used as assessment tools

  • but: why not re-use components of portfolio’s ?

  • library responsible for institution’s KM

Bielefeld / February 2002


Information literacy

information literacy

  • core competence knowledge economy

  • often combined with critical thinking skills

    • recognise information need

    • develop search strategy

    • evaluate results

    • synthesise

    • apply newly acquired knowledge

Bielefeld / February 2002


Course design teams

course design teams

  • teacher no longer absolute ‘king’

  • course development in multidisciplinary teams

  • learning environments supporting active learning styles

  • integrating learning with use of domain specific resources

Bielefeld / February 2002


Virtual and real

virtual AND real

  • complements rather than substitutes

  • social component of learning

  • challenge: group work and multimedia

  • library becomes learning center

  • buildings user-centered rather than collection-centered

Bielefeld / February 2002


John seely brown

John Seely Brown

‘Libraries are the meeting place for teachers and students outside class.’ (Educause 2001)

Read his book ‘The Social Life of Information’!

Bielefeld / February 2002


Institutional strategy and library strategy

institutional strategy and library strategy

  • need for a shared - administrators, educators and librarians - vision

  • emphasizing active learning

  • library not a cost center, but an investment

  • library as partner in educational innovation

Bielefeld / February 2002


E learning and libraries1

e-learning and libraries

current situation and

strategic opportunities

Hans Roes

Library Tilburg University / Ticer

Bielefeld / February 2002


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